SEASON 12

APRIL 13-APRIL 29, 2017

THE GUN SHOW BY EM LEWIS

A REGIONAL PREMIERE

 

"It's a fascinating and often-painful journey through gun culture — an anodyne phrase that masks the many shades of nuance in how Americans feel about guns. "  CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"...the story is human, bold, sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always honest. " Mary Kroeck, Newcity Stage

From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright EM Lewis takes aim at her own relationship with firearms in “The Gun Show.”  An actor shares Ms. Lewis’s unique perspective and true stories about America’s most dangerous pastime as if they were his own, with brutal honesty and poignant humor. Leaning neither right nor left, “The Gun Show” jumps into the middle of the gun control debate, and asks “Can we have a conversation about this?”

The Play Crawl

june 14, 2017

6:00pm-11:00pm

Tickets $35.00

The Oriental Theatre-4335 W. 44th Street, Denver CO 80212

get tickets online or call 720-583-3975

Featured playwrights:

Linda Berry,  Jennifer Faletto, Rebecca Gorman O'Neill, , Melissa Lucero McCarl, Nina Alice Miller, Tami Canaday, Carol Samson, Edith Weiss, Ellen K. Graham, Christie Brenner Winn and Elaine Romero.

Join us for the most unique fundraiser in Denver, and support women artists at the same time!

THE PLAYWRIGHTS

the plays

the directors

the actors

THE READING SERIES

aPRIL 24, 2017

BAR MAX

2412 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

tHE NEVER SUMMER BY ELLEN K. GRAHAM

In circa 2040 Denver, city girl Lee works hard, saving up money to get her own apartment.  But her plans are derailed when she meets the velvet-voiced Corva, who wants to lure her away from civilization into the unmapped wilderness. 

MAY 22, 2017

BLUSH & BLU

2412 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

A PERFECT FIT BY LIA ROMEO

A Perfect Fit is the story of Nicole, a college sophomore involved in her first lesbian relationship.  Nicole’s exploration of her sexuality has caused her mother Janet to begin questioning her own marriage and her own assumptions.  Then there’s Janet’s friend Melinda, who’s newly divorced and wants nothing more than the stable family life that Janet has… or seems to.  A Perfect Fit asks hard questions about what it takes – and whether it’s possible – to be happy as a woman in the 21st century.

AUGUST 14, 2017

AYN/SISTER BY JENNIE FRANKS

BAR MAX

2412 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

After decades of living in America, *Ayn Rand brings her Communist sister Nora to New York from Russia. Ayn rigidly conducts her life according to her book “The Virtue of Selfishness”, a philosophy at odds with her sister’s. It is a philosophy that has enabled Ayn to control everything and everybody. Too late Ayn realizes that all her beliefs and premises are under siege by her seemingly ditzy, baby sister who is the only one that can match her extraordinary wit and intellect. Between truth and lies, envy and love, Nora manages to hold Ayn’s marriage and legacy up for blackmail in a tight sisterly grip.

*Ayn Rand immigrated to the USA from Russia and is best known as the author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. She is also known for her politics. Her followers include Paul Ryan and Alan Greenspan, who under her influence as Chairman of the Federal Reserve led the country to adopt her economic policies of ‘laissez-faire’capitalism. The result unfortunately was the economic meltdown of 2008.

NOVEMBER 27, 2017

7:00 pm

Syntax Physic Opera

554 South Broadway

The Humanity of Orangutans by Melissa McCarl

Directed by Patrick Elkins Zeglarski

The Humanity of Orangutans is a whimsical series of vignettes that take place at the zoo, exploring issues faced by man and beast alike.

 

NOVEMBER 3-19, 2016

FLOWERS IN THE DESERT

BY DONNA HOKE

Directed by Susan Lyles

Starring Libby Arnold and Michael Kennedy

Set & Sound Design-Darren Smith      Light Design-Alexis K. Bond  

Stage Manager-Zoe Kennedy

After 14 years of marriage, Britt and Joe called it quits, so Joe is surprised when three years later, Britt asks him to try again. Cheater Joe still loves his ex and their boys, so he’s willing to go along with dates nights and counseling—until he realizes that Britt has a very specific agenda.