Playbill: Four Front Range Plays to See This Week
Theater companies all along the Front Range are springing to life as fall seasons get under way. Catch a rocking musical or a taut dark comedy close to home, or venture north for a one-woman tour-de-force or an evening of colorful folklore, with awesome stage moves.
P. Switzer Photography, 2014. Jim Hogan as Huey and Aisha Jackson as Felicia in Memphis, at the Arvada Center.
See also: M. Butterfly, Theatre Esprit Asia
Silhouette Theatre Company, Grace
John Hand Theater
7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays
Industry Night, 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 22
September 4 to 27 (no performance on Sunday, September 7)
$15 to $18
Silhouette Theatre Company takes on religion and big business in the Denver premiere of Craig Wright's Grace, a volatile tragicomedy that brings together an entrepreneurial bible-quoting couple, their disfigured neighbor and a German exterminator in the deconstruction of a murder scene. Directed by company founder Paul Jaquith, with actors Andy Anderson, Lisa Kraai, Joe Von Bokern and Joey Wishnia.
Bas Bleu Theatre Company, Great Goddess Bazaar
Bas Bleu Theatre in Fort Collins
Pay-What-You-Will Preview, 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 5
6:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, September 6 through 13
$6 to $26
Bas Bleu kicks off its new season with a short run of David Rush's short play Great Goddess Bazaar, featuring award-winning actor Tammy Meneghini's personality-shifting portrayal of nine distinct women. Described by the company as "Desperate Housewives with a twist," the play is here for only five performances, beginning with a preview on Friday.
Continue reading for more theater openings this week.