<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of August 28, 2014]]> 224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682- 9980. Through Sept. 6..]]> <![CDATA[Forgiving the unforgivable]]> Later, Moran recounts his experience acting as an interpreter for a young African man seeking asylum in the United States. Through no fault of his own, this young man was imprisoned and suffered horrendous torture at the hands of the local junta until he escaped Shawshank-style.]]> <![CDATA[Oddballs]]> Oddball fest is coming to Red Rocks this weekend starring Aziz Ansari, Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Chris Hardwick and many more. Funny or Die is teaming up with Live Nation to present what has been called the world’s largest comedy festival with a lineup of the world’s greatest comedians.]]> <![CDATA[Christopher Titus is a loser]]> Plenty of comics know that tragedy can make for some great comedy, but few have mastered it the way Christopher Titus has. After all, he’s got plenty of great material to work with: a dead, crazy mom; a dead, alcoholic dad; a dead marriage; and a dead television show, all which have shaped him into one of the darkest comics around.]]> <![CDATA[Shakespeare's best villain]]> Say what you will about Tybalt or Iago, Edmund (the bastard!) or Lady Macbeth. For my money, the greatest Shakespearean villain is Richard. He opens Richard III as the Duke of Gloucester and ends it as the King of England. He is, by his own hand or through his devices, a serial killer of prolific pedigree.]]> <![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[Almost green]]> Najera began writing about the experience and his life. But writing about that experience quickly turned into writing about larger experiences involving being Latino, or “almost white.” He wrote anecdotes and one-offs. He wrote about statistics showing that Latinos are consistently underrepresented or hypersexualized in film.]]> <![CDATA[Fringe Fest brings the funny]]> Chicago comedian Kelsie Huff is no stranger to a rough crowd. “My first standup I went to a bar near Wrigley Field, which is very sporty and very douchebaggy,” Huff says. “I thought, ‘I’m just gonna tell one of my stories!’ and got a lot of ‘Show us your tits!’ instead.”]]> <![CDATA[Snowboard]]> To paraphrase Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, “the summer is done, man.” We’ve rounded the corner and are officially heading towards winter recreation season once again, and you can celebrate the bejeezus out of that this weekend with Snowboard on the Block, Denver’s biggest snowboarder party.]]> <![CDATA[Drones]]> Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company is kicking off its 2014 season with George Brant’s play Grounded, a one-woman show that takes place in a windowless trailer outside of Las Vegas, where an exfighter pilot hunts terrorists with drones by day, and is a mother at night.]]> <![CDATA[Fringe central]]> Now that summer has ended and school is back in session, the calendar has rolled back around to one of Boulder’s most cherished shenanigans: The Boulder International Fringe Festival, in which dozens upon dozens of unusual, avantgarde and...]]> <![CDATA[‘Poor’ Tommy]]> Usually, The Who’s Tommy is thought of as a large-scale musical filled with special effects and flashy design. Interestingly, Obscene Courageous Theatre Company, a relatively young company in Denver, chose a low-tech angle for its current production of the play, running through Sunday, June 22 at Denver’s Dangerous Theatre.]]> <![CDATA[dance | Week of March 27, 2014]]> This racy yet witty version of the Roman play, The Rope includes everything from a pirate pimp named Labrax to a transgender parrot. The play contains all of the questions about gender and power roles as it’s original version, while putting a humorous spin on all of the scenes.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder Ensemble's latest is 'Survivor: Leipzig']]> After the rather lackluster The Other Place, the usually metronomically reliable Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) comes back strong with Bach at Leipzig. If you enjoyed the movie Amadeus — and if you haven’t seen that film I can’t recommend it enough — you’ll revel in this jaunty, cheeky, fictionalized look at the cutthroat competition to assume one of the highest posts in the rarified world of music in Germany circa 1722.]]> <![CDATA[Square Product proves they’re no squares]]> It’s 1956, and the women of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are holding their annual quiche contest. Let the shenanigans commence.]]> <![CDATA[Me-wow]]> That's right; Boulder's Dinner Theatre is enjoying its 34th season, which means that BDT has bested the one and only Lord Jesus Christ in terms of corporeal longevity on this big, blue, mostly-water-covered rock we call Earth.]]> <![CDATA[Poetry in motion]]> Given the presumed lack of attention to all things poetical by the younger generation, a play like 'The Belle of Amherst' becomes monumentally important.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of August 21, 2014]]> The Boulder Fringe Festival is launching with Five 5ths of the Wizard of Oz: A Fringe Benefit!.]]> <![CDATA[theater]]> Was your New Year’s resolution to exercise more? Do you love local craft brews? Why not kill two birds with one stone, and join Left Hand Brewing Company’s running club. The run is for one hour and whether you walk, jog or sprint, each participant gets a free pint when they get back to the brewery.]]> <![CDATA[Dave]]> Though there isn’t technically any sort of official contest to determine the funniest man alive, but if there were, Dave Chapelle would be on the short list. His standup performances, movie roles and sketch show, Chapelle’s Show, are all comedic powerhouses, infusing the mannerisms of a genuine oddball into wholly relatable everyman sensibilities.]]>