The Second Half

When Martin Moran’s The Tricky Part, an Obie-winning, autobiographical one-man show about his brush with sexual abuse as a boy, played at Curious Theatre ten years ago, it left Westword theater critic Juliet Wittman feeling uncomfortable — not because of the subject matter, but because there was no subterfuge or veneer of acting in Moran’s delivery. But maybe, in some small way, All the Rage, a sequel of sorts, counters Moran’s unrequited pain with a sense of moving forward, taking his continuing story off the too-much-information highway, looking for answers during travels that take him from Manhattan to Johannesburg and various points in between.

Want to form your own take on the controversy? You’ll have a chance when Curious interweaves a monthlong run of All the Rage with selected performances of The Tricky Part.

Rage premieres tonight at 8 p.m. at Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma Street, and runs Thursdays through Sundays through October 5 (admission ranges from $18 to $44); Part returns for just five shows, beginning on September 10 and also running through October 5 (tickets are $39 to $46). For reservations or more information, go to curioustheatre.org or call 303-623-0524.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Sept. 4. Continues through Oct. 5, 2014

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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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