Around Town - Theatre Along the Front Range
Springs Ensemble Theatre presents
RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN by Gina Gionfriddo
May 18 - June 4
Thursday - Saturday at 7:30PM, Sunday at 4:00PM (no showing on Sunday May 21)
Is "Having It All" All You Bargained For?
Best friends Catherine and Gwen chose opposite paths: Catherine built a career in the big city, Gwen built a family with Catherine’s ex-boyfriend, Don. After years away, Catherine has been offered a job opportunity in her hometown, which brings her in close proximity to Gwen and Don. As old feelings and ambitions rise to the surface, the two women must make a decision.
Are the lives they’ve create the ones they want to keep? Or is it time to make a different choice?
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center presents
SOUVENIR: A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
by Stephen Temperley
Apr 28-May 21
Fri, Sat | 7:30p Sun Matinées | 2p
For more than half a century, the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless, she received extraordinary fame, and the climax of her career was a single concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944. Famously, it sold out in two hours. Souvenir, by turn hilarious and poignant, tells her story.
Florence Foster Jenkins: Sally Hybl
Cosme McMoon: Jerry McCauley
Theatre 'd Art presents
SHORT EYES by Miguel Piñero
May 19 - June 4
Thursday - Saturday at 7:30PM, Sunday at 4:00PM
Short Eyes is the sort of lighthearted comedy you've come to expect from TdA, in the same vein as Death and the Maiden and Mercury Fur (editor's note: not actually a comedy). Set in an unnamed House of Detention in New York City, the plot revolves around the addition of a new prisoner, incarcerated for child molestation (editor's note: still not a comedy).
Performances will be at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts from May 19 to June 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm. Opening weekend is entirely pay-what-you-can.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen, adapted by Marcus Goodwin for Book-It Repertory Theatre
April 20 - May 7
Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday matinees on April 29 and May 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Sundays at 4:00 p.m.
He’s handsome, lordly and arrogant. She’s lively, witty, with some attitude. She could forgive his pride, if he had not mortified hers. He could forgive her prejudice if only she would not willfully misunderstand his feelings. Fortunately they are both fools in love. This is the most delightful and quintessential English love story, played out in a world of dances, stately homes and middle class marriage making.
Cripple Creek's Thin Air Theatre Company presents
AFTER DARK & Olio
June 23 - August 24
Classic Victorian Melodrama at its best... Once a member of a wealthy family, George Medhurst is reduced to working odd jobs in order to provide for his young wife. But when he learns that his fortune will be restored to him — if and only if he marries his distant cousin — which path will our hero choose? Followed by an all new Olio showcasing the singing & dancing talents of our professional cast.
The Millibo Art Theatre presents
THE HEROINES OF CENTRAL OHIO by two-time Six Women Play Festival Winner Chris Shaw Swanson
April 13 - 30
THU-FRI-SAT @ 7:30
SUN @ 2:00
The Executive Board members of Central Ohio’s Romance Authors of America have a decision to make tonight. Their long-standing treasurer and cherished friend Yvette “Evie” St. James has embezzled the Chapter’s entire treasury, and the police will not launch an investigation unless the Board members agree—via voting—to press charges.
The play’s action revolves around each member’s conscientious effort to cast the “right” vote. Evie herself joins the proceedings in the form of a spirit, accompanied by her male muse and chief nemesis, The Player. The Player serves as all of the women’s muses.
Through depictions of each woman’s romantic novels, set in historical, contemporary and futuristic times, along with flashbacks of the members’ various personal encounters with Evie, the play explores the nature of romance, friendship and forgiveness, and that line–perhaps thin–which separates creativity and madness.
Loosely based on a true story.