Traveling Zoo

Suppose you, living in Denver, had the opportunity to put on a play, a really good play — not here, but in the picturesque and remote town of Baltimore, West County Cork, Ireland. You’d do it, wouldn’t you? You’d toss all caution to the sprightly wind and go. That’s what directors Kenny Storms and Kate Roselle will do, later this summer, when they pack up their provocative version of Edward Albee’s one-act Zoo Story, which features Denver actors Laurence Curry and Brian Landis Folkins switching roles as characters Peter and Jerry. Storms, who says he hooked up with the folks at Glebe Gardens (a Baltimore public garden and organic cafe with an outdoor amphitheater) while attending a wedding there, was invited to help run their small arts festival. “So I decided,” he says, “If not now, when?” Zoo Story will be one of about four plays scheduled.

But in the meantime, it costs a lot of gold to take even the smallest production overseas, and to that end, Storms and crew will throw A Night With the Zoo, an informal fundraising party and raffle featuring filmed show clips and interviews with the cast and crew, at Globeville Studios, 635 Santa Fe Drive, tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door; e-mail [email protected] for information.
Fri., May 30, 7-10 p.m., 2008

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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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