24-Hour Play People

Getting a new theatrical production from concept to opening curtain is typically a long process. But A Play in a Day, a three-day event that gets under way tonight as part of Denver's Arts Week celebration, reduces the schedule from months to hours.

According to the Colorado Theatre Guild's Dana Miller, teams will receive an inventory list of elements they must incorporate at 8 p.m. the day before they're slated to step into the spotlight. Twenty-four hours later, the participants will present their finished works, and Miller can't wait to see what they come up with. "It's a grand experiment," she says, "and I think it will be a lot of fun."

Tonight's play, which focuses on visual arts, begins at 8 p.m. at the Greek Theater in Civic Center Park, 14th and Broadway. Admission is free for this show, as well as Play in a Day productions tomorrow and Sunday. For details, call 303-300-3547 or go to www.coloradotheatreguild.org.
Oct. 5-6, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 7, 6 p.m., 2007