<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[An uncanny depiction]]> Central to any theatrical production is suspension of disbelief. A weak plot point, an actor dropping a line, even bad lighting can be enough to break the illusion, pulling the audience mentally back from the world of the play and into the world at large.]]> <![CDATA[Peanuts, Cracker Jacks, perfidy and laughs]]> Do you enjoy plays or musicals (Sure, we all do!) but can never convince your husband, wife, lover, son, daughter, friend, co-worker or mail delivery person to join you for a show? Well, if that husband, wife, lover, son, daughter, friend, co-worker or mail delivery person is a baseball fan, you may finally be in luck because The Catch.]]> <![CDATA[The new Monday night]]> Conor O'Neill's regularly offers an open mic on Tuesday nights, Catacombs hosts one on Thursday nights, and a new weekly poetry reading is currently in the works at Tonic, with similar showcases offered throughout the year at the No-Name Bar on the Hill, the Boulder Bookstore and on the CU campus.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of June 5, 2014]]> Playback Theatre West Presents a Night of Improv..]]> <![CDATA['The Wizard of Oz' at Boulder's Dinner Theatre: A girl and her dog]]> This cultural powerhouse, this multi-generationally much-beloved masterpiece, has been touching hearts and opening minds since the turn of the 20th century.]]> <![CDATA[In age of new technologies, theater still endures]]> For 35 years, Philip Sneed has been hearing that the theater is dying as quickly as its gray-haired audience. ]]> <![CDATA[Philately attraction]]> Did you know that Mauritius is a tiny island just east of Madagascar? Neither did I. That Mauritius was the sole, native home of the now extinct Dodo bird, and that Mauritius was only the fifth country ever to issue postage stamps, were also facts that had, until now, eluded me.]]> <![CDATA[Darrow]]> Clarence Darrow by the Miners Alley Playhouse, 7:30 p.m., Thursday Oct. 30, Saturday Nov. 1, 6 p.m. Sunday Nov. 2, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden, 303- 935-3044 Clarence Darrow was Chicago’s storied defense attorney in the roaring ’20s. In over 100 murder cases, he only lost one.]]> <![CDATA[It’s time to get real]]> A date takes a wrong turn and ends up in an orgy; someone spontaneously kisses a cab driver with irresistible eyes; McDonald’s serves as the backdrop for a break up; a guy decides he’d rather stay single than fall in love with a girl named Aphrodite.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of June 19, 2014]]> Theatre-Hikes: Alice in Wonderland..]]> <![CDATA[Palefaces]]> A comedy show that pretends to be a quiz, or a quiz that pretends to be a comedy show — depending on how funny you find it — is how host Peter Sagal describes his National Public Radio show, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” The one-hour program that has aired on Saturdays at 11 a.]]> <![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[Hello I must be going, to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts]]> The Denver Center for the Performing Arts opened Animal Crackers, the classic of stage and screen from The Marx Bros. And whether you know the show or not, the summary is that it doesn’t matter.]]> <![CDATA[Theatre | Week of Oct. 23, 2014]]> Longmont Theatre Company is putting on “The Rocky Horror Show” through October 25..]]> <![CDATA[Cats on skates]]> Humans can’t resist watching adorable kitties doing goofy things on the Internet, so, why not see it live? Feline behavioral expert and trainer Samantha Martin puts on a live show of trained cats (all orphans or rescues) walking tight-ropes, riding skateboards, traversing an agility course and performing in a “cat band,” all while being adorable.]]> <![CDATA[A double dose of holiday hilarity]]> ’Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the town, some people were up while others were down. Some loved the snow and the cold and the lights; some felt the whole thing just wasn’t right. Whether this time of year makes you joyful or crass, the holidays can be one big pain in the ass. So take a quick break from the candles and bows, and enjoy a guffaw from these thespian pros.]]> <![CDATA[Theatre | Week of October 9, 2014]]> A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel..]]> <![CDATA[Theatre | Week of Oct. 30, 2014]]> Playback Theatre West Night of Improvisational Theater,.]]> <![CDATA[Review: Colorado Shakespeare Festival's 'Macbeth']]> With American troops still on the ground in Afghanistan today and with the relationship between the U.S. and Russia becoming more eerily Cold War-ish every week, Page’s choice to set Macbeth in the 1980s Soviet occupation of the perennially war-torn Iranian neighbor is nothing short of brilliant. This Macbeth may be the most thought-provoking and emotionally arresting production of a Shakespeare play that I have ever seen.]]> <![CDATA[Twin trouble]]> The Comedy of Errors is not exactly known for being the most intellectually rigorous member of the Shakespeare canon, even though scholars, perhaps bored with several centuries of excessive analysis of the heavyweight plays, now project layers of new meaning onto the work.]]>