Pretty in Pink

As you read this, Jackie O — or at least someone who looks a lot like the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis — could be walking down the street somewhere nearby, dressed in a pink Chanel suit and a pillbox hat and tweeting her location and a secret word to Twitter at Jacki_O_Denver. If you successfully follow her tweets, remember the code and find the ’60s-era celeb, you’ll get a free ticket to Equinox Theatre Company’s production of Wendy McLeod’s The House of Yes. The play opens tonight at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo Street, and features a Jackie Kennedy obsessive as its main character.

That’s not the end of it. Opening night kicks off with a Jackie O look-alike contest at 5 p.m. at Patsy’s Inn (across the street from the Bug), in which contestants, both male and female, are invited to channel their inner Jackie for prizes; a chance to board the pink Jackie-O Party Bus with members of the Denver Roller Dolls for a First Friday tour ending at the Thin Man is also on the agenda. But remember: It’s not easy to find really authentic Jackie-O garb. “We found two pink suits, and it was tough!” says Deb Flomberg of Equinox.

The House of Yes continues Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. through March 27; admission is $12 to $15, or pay-what-you-can during an industry-night performance on Monday, March 15. For reservations, go to or call 720-984-0781.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: March 5. Continues through March 27, 2010

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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