Tales from the Front

Loosely shaped by Dante's Inferno, 9 Circles -- the tale of a soldier on trial for war crimes, now in production at Curious Theatre Company -- "is clear-eyed, tightly written and tough-minded," says Westword theater critic Juliet Wittman. "It is also filled with grace." As part of its audience-enrichment program, Curious will present Voices from the Front Lines, a collection of readings and performances that pair with 9 Circles, tonight at 6 p.m. at the Central Public Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway.

Members of the theater troupe will read from Siobhan Fallon's stories of her experience as the wife of an Iraq War veteran, as well as from Army nurse Anna Stull's fiction. "Our belief is that theater should make people think about the world we live in," says Curious producer Christy Montour-Larson.

Curious has partnered with the Denver Public Library, Stories on Stage and the Lighthouse Writers Workshop to present the evening, which will conclude with an informal audience discussion. This program is free, but reservations are encouraged; go to www.denverlibrary.org/fresh or call 720-865-1206.
Tue., Jan. 31, 6 p.m., 2012

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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