Playbill: Three Plays and Performances (One Is Free!) to See in Denver This Week

This week local stages will host the next installment in an ongoing series from Denver's Control Group Productions and a cop drama from Edge Theatre Company (see below); a new company will also debut with an original world premiere. Keep reading for the details.

See also: Police Action: A Steady Rain at Edge Theatre

Feral Assembly, The Night Season work | space at the Laundry 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays August 28 through September 6 $15

Feral Assembly takes over work | space to premiere a play the company calls "an expressionist telanovela in two acts": Ellen K. Graham's The Night Season, the story of two sisters who've chosen different paths in life and what happens when they get together. Hart DeRose directs a tight cast of actors in the drama for a two-weekend run.

Continue reading for more theater events.

Horse & Cart, The PlayOffs 2014, final weekend Atlas Theater, 1400 Williams Street 8 p.m. Thursday, August 28 $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Horse & Cart's inventive playwrights' competition comes down to the wire as the three remaining contestants, whittled down from the original thirteen, present their final challenges. Taylor Adamson, Sarah Einspanier and Keegon Schuett each hope to bag a $500 cash prize and the opportunity to develop a play with Horse & Cart; be there to cheer on their efforts, vote and see the winner crowned.

Blame the Playmakers Crossroads Theater at Five Points 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, August 29 Free

Another showcase, this one featuring heavy staged readings, complete with costumes, props and tech, introduces the works-in-progress of six local playwrights: Mark Sbani, Carrie Printz, William Missouri Downs, Nicolette Vajtay, Mark Ogle and Frank Oteri. Comedian Kevin Shook will keep things light in-between as emcee, and the show is absolutely free.

Find a stage near you: Check out Westword's online listings for more theater and dance events for this week.

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