Playbill: This week's dance and drama picks
The curtains never really go down on Denver's stages, even in the summer, when some companies take a break -- but others launch special festivals. Here are a few ways to be transported by music, dance, comedy and drama this week.
I Hate Hamlet, Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
Boulder's Lemon Sponge Cake ballet company, under the direction of choreographer Robert Sher-Maccherndl, will journey down to Denver today and tomorrow to perform this Holocaust-related work. Sher-Maccherndl grew up in the Leopoldstadt district of Vienna, once a thriving Jewish community before World War II. Decades later, the Jewish presence has been re-established. "Today, grassroots efforts exist attracting Jewish people to return, and now businesses, schools and homes have been successfully established," he explains. "Leopoldstadt is now one of the few places in the world, outside of Brooklyn and Tel Aviv, where bohemians stroll alongside Orthodox Jews." A discussion will follow the performances.
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