The Wild West was full of larger-than-life characters: crack shots and gamblers, outlaws and stoic sheriffs. Annie Oakley could go toe-to-toe with any of them. Tough and outspoken, Annie could outshoot any man -- including Frank Butler, expert rifleman for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. When Bill asks Annie to join the show, the fellow sharpshooters quickly fall for each other -- until Annie becomes the star. This real-life legend of the Old West comes alive in the classic musical Annie Get Your Gun. Chock-full of timeless Irving Berlin tunes like "Anything You Can Do," "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" and "There's No Business Like Show Business," this Broadway fave now comes to Jesters Dinner Theatre in Longmont in a fun production for the whole family.
Set in a single, well-to-do dining room, this innovative dramatic comedy from A.R. Gurney (Love Letters) presents a vivid portrait of family life through a mosaic of interrelated scenes. Through the ensuing series of 18 overlapping vignettes, covering an array of different time periods, the show's small cast of actors plays a range of different characters, revealing a wide array of insight into the human condition -- the joy, sorrow, love and laughter that accompanies the family life of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. Enjoy Evergreen Players' touching and humorous production of The Dining Room at the Center Stage.
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe is a theatrical experience like none other. Scott Glennon and Kw Badweed Johnson present a unique two-person show that is a combination of spoken word and original music, staged similarly to how Poe would have performed his own work to audiences over 100 years ago. Enjoy this Firehouse Theater Company production in Denver at the John Hand Theater.
In the tradition of epic multigenerational family dramas like Alex Haley's Roots, Vintage Theatre presents Robert Schenkkan's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Kentucky Cycle: nine short plays that chronicle the lives of three intersecting families in an isolated section of eastern Kentucky: the Rowen family, descended from an uneducated, escaped indentured Irish servant; the Talbert family, homesteaders and landowners; and the Biggs family, enslaved African-Americans. The plays explore man's propensity toward violence -- whether racial, gender-based, or environmental -- and the fierce devotion to property and family that is part of America's rich and complex heritage. The Kentucky Cycle will be presented in two parts, running in repertory on different days and times.
When Helen's lesbian partner of 20 years dies unexpectedly in minor surgery, Helen and her daughter want answers. Confused by the hospital's silence around the death, they bring a lawsuit against the doctors. Now Dr. Becca Neal must confront her feelings about losing her patient while she juggles the demands of a lawsuit. Love Alone tracks the fallout in both the patient's and the doctor's homes, as both households navigate uncharted waters of anger, humor and longing. This powerful story of how we grieve and how we heal speaks to an essential truth: We will all be patients one day.