As if to echo the difficulties explored by K2s life-and-death plot, the folks at the Fox took on a cliffhanger of their own by deciding to build a mountain in the centers intimate black box space. It was not easy, says the Foxs Patricia Wells of the sturdy steel and foam structure. Weve never built a mountain before. There had to be a ledge, which is where the actors spend most of the time. But they also had to be able to climb and rappel and fall all of it carefully choreographed on an almost vertical part of the mountain, which goes up past the lighting grid into the rafters. You dont even see the top of the mountain.
And because of the nature of the theater space and the hulking mountain within it, she adds, The audience is going feel like theyre on the mountain with these characters.
K2 continues on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through April 3; for tickets, $20 to $24, visit www.aurorafox.org or call 303-739-1970. The Aurora Fox is at 9900 East Colfax Avenue.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: March 11. Continues through April 3, 2011