<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[Late to the zombie party]]> The play opens on the night of the inaugural performance at the Globe Theatre and ends the morning after. Aside from some bickering between Shakespeare and his frenemy, Will Kemp, regarding the ratio of buffoonery to solemnity appropriate for quality theatre, the only real conflict in William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead.]]> <![CDATA[Barking pirates, Barbies and a parasol]]> Written in Victorian times, Gilbert and Sullivan’s shows kept their massive popularity for decades. Through most of the 20th century, there were Gilbert and Sullivan (G&S) companies, professional and amateur, all across the U.S.]]> <![CDATA[theater]]> New choreography by three CU dancers tells a tale of a young woman’s reality through memories of her childhood.]]> <![CDATA[listen]]> As part of an ongoing commitment to the cultivation of new theatrical work, The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company will be presenting a staged reading of Boston playwright David Valdes Greenwood’s Full Code, the story of a woman whose husband is critically injured in a tragic accident, and who then finds another woman at his bedside as he is comatose.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder's stand-up success]]> This summer, if you were on the prowl in Boulder looking for something to do, there’s a good chance you could have stumbled onto a standup comedy performance.]]> <![CDATA[The church basement ladies are back]]> Vivian (Barb Reeves) represents the old guard. The most old-fashioned of the group, she fears the iniquities of “The Cities” — the hotbeds of sin that are Minneapolis and St. Paul. She’s so uptight it’s a wonder she gets any sleep at night. Some years earlier, Vivian ceded her role as leader of the church basement ladies to Karin (Tracy Warren).]]> <![CDATA[Revamping a tragedy]]> For most of Joe Hill’s life the United States has been embroiled in a constant, never-ending, oft-forgotten war.]]> <![CDATA[Through the charnel glass]]> The dog days of summer have clamped their jaws around our quiet, little, white-bread, mountain-adjacent town, and that means it%uFFFDs time once again for the Boulder International Fringe Festival, a celebration of art showcasing productions and performances that might not otherwise see the light of day.]]> <![CDATA[Nobody puts Falstaff in a corner]]> Now in its 57th season, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival is enjoying a wellearned renaissance. The 2014 CSF is full of interesting, high-quality offerings, chief of which is the uproarious The Merry Wives of Windsor. During the 12 years I have had the privilege of reviewing the festival, I can recall only a few other examples of productions this entertaining.]]> <![CDATA[Opposites attract]]> Given the myriad ways in which other directors have put their stamp on this ageless tale — from turning Felix and Oscar into women to utilizing the Kabuki form — director Robert Kramer’s decision to stage this Miners Alley Playhouse production in the play’s original 1965 New York City setting is inspired and heightens both the many similarities and striking juxtapositions between then and now.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of July 31, 2014]]> Stories on Stage: An Evening of Stories from the LIghthouse Writers..]]> <![CDATA[Life is a melancholic matter]]> The boy is Colin (Romain Duris), 30-something, single and independently wealthy. He lives in a fantastic apartment, practically pulsating with life. He lives with Nicholas (Omar Sy), his confidant and cook — who concocts nothing but elaborate and intricate meals — and a mouse that stays busy keeping the place clean.]]> <![CDATA[Dancing on air]]> I spent my childhood climbing trees and swinging on swings and spinning ‘til I got dizzy and fell down. And then I discovered dance,” says Nancy Smith. “And then many, many years later I saw people combining climbing, hanging, spinning, with dance. And that was the beginning.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of August 7, 2014]]> The Cock Project: A Man’s Journey..]]> <![CDATA[Thespianry]]> Bolder Acts strives to set itself apart from other local theater companies through the cultivation of three different performance formats: presentations of classics, workshopping of new scripts, and 24-hour plays, in which a play is conceived, written, rehearsed and staged from scratch within a 24-hour timeframe.]]> <![CDATA[Chuckles]]> Poundstone has won Emmys, written books, is ranked at 88 on Comedy Central’s Greatest Comedians of All Time, was inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame in 2010, and was the first female comedian to perform at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. When you see all that, suddenly, some radio quiz show seems kind of irrelevant.]]> <![CDATA[Get ‘em Tiger]]> It was more than four years ago that Emily Harrison, artistic director for Boulder’s square product theatre, saw University of Denver professor Selah Saterstrom read an excerpt of her novel-in-progress, SLAB, at a Naropa University writing workshop. Harrison found the themes intriguing.]]> <![CDATA[Theater]]> The Cock Project: A Man’s Journey..]]> <![CDATA[Comedy]]> Comedy so often falls into the woefully over-walked territory of bro-tastic, one-dimensional dick jokes, so the Dairy Comedy’s all LGBT season-opening show should be a breath of fresh air. Or, at least, air of a different scent.]]> <![CDATA[Choose your own adventure]]> Attendees don’t just stroll through a haunted house, gawking at the horror show all willy-nilly. They are handed a military-replica machine-gun that fires lasers so they can gun down the zombies. A headshot triggers a flash of light and vibration from the sensors mounted to the actor’s heads and down they go; a body shot and they just keep coming.]]>