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Thursday, December 12,2013

How Tig Notaro made cancer her comedy muse

When life beat Tig Notaro down, she responded with a joke

By David Accomazzo
Just days before a performance at Largo in Los Angeles, Notaro received word that she had cancer in both breasts.Her normal set — quirky jokes, such as what a bee thinks about when it’s in a car going down the highway — just didn’t seem doable to her. So she chucked it, went on stage and bared it all. And her career exploded.
Thursday, November 21,2013

She went and made it after all

The wit and wisdom of Molly Ivins

By Gary Zeidner
Mary Tyler “Molly” Ivins was a legendary American journalist far too few have heard of. Though she garnered her fair share of notoriety and praise over the course of her long and productive career, her populist, anti-government message was so cogently thought out and entertainingly presented that it deserves wider acknowledgment.
Thursday, November 14,2013

Things looking up for Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Donations dove, but ticket sales were up as CSF turns profit

By Lexi Schwartz
For the first time since 2000, the festival turned a profit in the 2013 season, generating 17 percent more revenue than in 2012.
Thursday, November 14,2013

Just like real life

The truth comes out at Rancho Mirage

By Gary Zeidner
I’d be interested to hear the stories from Dietz’s own life that germinated into this play. I bet they’re doozies. After all, it takes a strong person to not only recognize that we keep secrets — often Mt. Everest-sized secrets — from our wives, husbands, parents, children and best friends, but also to take that uncomfortable knowledge and spin it into the kind of play that keeps you laughing out the door then makes you think hard for the rest of the night.
Thursday, October 31,2013

All the way

Boulder Dinner Theatre's men bare it all in 'The Full Monty'

By David Accomazzo
Historically, the terms “Rated R” and “dinner theater” have rarely been used in the same sentence. Dinner theater is something you dress up for, not a place to see, for example, men strip down to their skivvies (and then some).
Thursday, October 24,2013

The walking nightmares

Check out these Boulder-area haunted houses

By Dylan Owens
Under a full moon during the lead-up to Halloween, zombies, killer clowns and a bloody bride mill around in a defunct furniture store in Longmont’s Twin Peaks mall, snacking on burritos and corn chips while they trade scare tactics and reminisce about their former victims.
Thursday, October 24,2013

Halloween events around Boulder and Longmont

By Boulder Weekly Staff
All around Longmont, Day of the Dead celebrations abound.
Thursday, October 24,2013

Washing off the dust of daily life

Art as a canvas for comedy in Denver's 'The Most Deserving'

By Gary Zeidner
As the Hershey Company so sagaciously observed, sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don’t.
Thursday, October 17,2013

Storytime for adults

Stories on Stage taps into oral storytelling tradition

By David Accomazzo
The theme came about, Powell says, like themes always do for the company: He read a particular short story that struck him as a good fit for the company, and other stories soon fell into orbit, creating the show. This time, it was Alex Ohlin’s “Simple Exercises for the Beginning Student.
Thursday, October 10,2013

A dirge for the American dream

Death comes to life at the Denver Center

By Gary Zeidner
If Willy Loman were an ice cream flavor, he’d be American Raspberry. If he were a car, he’d be a Ford Edsel. If he were a song, he’d be Sinatra’s “Here’s to the Losers.”