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Three upcoming shows at Denver independent theaters.

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How I Got Over: Journeys in Verse

The Jones
Mar 18 – Mar 26, 2016

DENVER DEBUT

Run Time: Bar opens 7:30pm | Show starts 8pm; run-time TBA

Travel through the interconnected experiences of five women as they use powerful poetry to illuminate perspectives that often go unseen. From the joys of motherhood and self-discovery to struggles with sexuality and race, these celebrated slam poets will weave a world through their words to which everyone can relate. Paired with storytelling and song, this moving theatrical experience holds a mirror up to the stories around us and begs us to take notice.

Stories lived by and told by Suzi Q. Smith, Jenee Elise, Bianca Mikahn, Toluwanimi Obiwole, and Ralonda Simmons.

The Jones is located at the Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver, which takes up the blocks between Speer Boulevard and 14th Street, and between Arapahoe and Champa streets.

Tickets & Event Information


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The Elliot Plays: Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue
By Quiara Alegría Hudes
Directed by Chip Walton

Curious Theatre Company
March 10 – April 23, 2016

A young boy, Elliot Ortiz, leaves his home and his family behind to fight the war in Iraq, and returns a hero and a man. But he has just begun his search to better understand his Puerto Rican heritage, his personal and familial history, and the meaning of heroism and war in this lyrical and moving new story of three generations of soldiers, musicians and activists in the Ortiz family.

Cast

Ginny: Gabriella Cavallero
Elliot: Thony Mena
Pop: Antonio Mercado
Grandpop: Michael Duran

Production Team

Scenic Designer: Markas Henry
Costume Designer: Kevin Brainerd
Lighting Designer: Richard Devin
Properties Designer: Kristin MacFarlane
Sound Designer: Brian Freeland

Address: 1080 Acoma St., Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 303.623.2349
http://curioustheatre.org/elliot-a-soldiers-fugue/


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‘night, Mother

The Bug Theatre
March 4 – 12, 2016

What would you do if someone you loved sat down with you one night and calmly told you that they were going to end their life before morning? This is Thelma Cates’ dilemma. Her daughter, Jessie, has had it. A middle-aged epileptic unable to hold a job or drive with a failed marriage and a drug-addicted runaway son on the wrong side of the law, Jessie can find no reason to go on living. Adapted from the play by Marsha Norman, “‘night, Mother” is the story of a parent’s worst nightmare. How can Thelma convince her daughter that life is worth living if she can’t feel her pain? How can she end her daughter’s embrace of death before morning?

American Sign Language with spoken English
Mature Audiences Only

Showtime:

March 4 Friday at 7pm
March 5 Saturday at 7pm
March 11 Friday at 7pm
March 12 Saturday at 2pm

Address: 3654 Navajo St, Denver, CO 80211
Phone:(303) 477-9984
http://www.bugtheatre.org/

 

 

About Jim Dunn 126 Articles
Jim Dunn grew up in NY in the 70s and 80s. Even though that time in music really shapes his appreciation it does not define it. Music, like his beloved history is a long intermingled path that grows, builds and steals from its past. He lives in Colorado with his lovely wife and a wild bunch of animals.

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