Along the way, audiences will encounter many real regional characters, from Chief Niwot (who, though well known as a peaceful negotiator, died at Sand Creek) to a Buddhist monk, against a 180-degree backdrop of projected historical imagery meant to tie them in to the works ultimate intent of starting a dialogue that will potentially nudge Boulders future in a better direction. Perspective on how race and class intersect is one of the hardest things for people to package and unpackage, Wilson says. But looking at history is a great way of rooting yourself in the land you live in. To be more engaged in the world around you, you need to know the stories of the land on which you walk.
Rocks Karma Arrows opens July 23 at 8 p.m. in the ATLAS Black Box Theatre (18th Street and Euclid Avenue, on the University of Colorados Boulder campus) as part of a gala celebration; performances continue on selected dates through August 2. Opening-night admission is $35; afterward, tickets range from $13 to $26 and can be reserved online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/61128. For details, go to www.colorado.edu/atlas/rockskarmaarrows or www.boulder150.com.
July 23-25, 8 p.m.; Sun., July 26, 2 p.m.; July 30-Aug. 1, 8 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 2, 2 p.m., 2009