The Box Marked Black: Tales From a Halfrican American Growing Up Mulatto (With Sock Puppets!), a one-woman show of dance, theater and song about growing up biracial that unironically includes a sock-puppet re-enactment of Roots. Square Product’s Emily K. Harrison says the well-rounded Webb, a zombie fanatic and former artistic director of the Tennessee Project in New York City, is just what Boulder needs to see: “Boulder, in particular, as a very white community, needs to engage in the sorts of conversations that works like The Box Marked Black can make possible.” Dancer Laura Ann Samuelson rounds out the night with the movement piece Practicing; catch both separately February 23 through 25 at the Boulder Creative Collective Warehouse, 2500 47th Street, Unit 10, in north Boulder, or March 2 through 4 in Denver at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan Street. In addition, a free panel discussion, “Being Black in Boulder: A Community Conversation,” will follow the Saturday, February 25, performance of The Box Marked Black in Boulder at 9:10 p.m. Ticket prices vary; visit brownpapertickets.com for details. Learn more at squareproducttheatre.org or lauraannsamuelson.com.
Two for the Road
Expect anything but the usual when Boulder’s Square Product Theatre and Hoarded Stuff team up for two weekends of performance and dance in repertory. From Square Product comes the regional premiere of Portland artist Damaris Webb’s