This comic-drama centers on a group of gay men gathering in a New York City apartment for a birthday party. After the drinks are poured and the music is turned up, the evening slowly exposes the fault lines beneath their friendships and the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity. This revolutionary play changed theatrical history by unapologetically putting gay men's lives onstage which had never been seen before in a realistic way. Enjoy Matt Crowley's incendiary gay classic on the stage of Aurora's Village Theatre.
Set during the civil rights movement, one of the most dramatic times in American history, the Tony-nominated Caroline, Or Change is a riveting, awe-inspiring musical that follows the struggles of a black maid working for a middle-class Jewish family in Louisiana. When a small amount of money goes missing, buried tensions threaten to rip two families--and long-suffering Caroline--apart. Loosely based on Kushner's provocative and personal story, Caroline features a virtuosic score that blends blues, gospel, and traditional Jewish melodies into a magical, show-stopping musical masterpiece.
A landmark in American drama, Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Our Town" tells the story of a small town, Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. Narrated by the "Stage Manager," we follow the Gibbs and Webb families, residents of Grover's Corners, through twelve years of life changes; from the ordinary "Daily Life," to romantic "Love and Marriage" and finally to the heartbreaking and heartwarming "Death and Eternity."
Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that-due to his painful shyness-suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony's father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny, and ultimately deeply moving. OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is a compassionate, delightful work about how it's never too late to take a chance on love.
"There's no place like home," Dorothy said, but in actuality there's no place like Oz. Combine every fairyland from Narnia to Middle-Earth to Wonderland, and you'd still have only a quarter of Oz's magic with its yellow brick road, flying monkeys and Great and Powerful Wizard. Now you can visit yourself, courtesy of an exciting production of The Wizard of Oz from Jesters Dinner Theater in Longmont. When a Kansas cyclone carries off young Dorothy and her little dog Toto, the pair land in Oz (and atop a witch). Encountering a Cowardly Lion, a Tin Man and a Scarecrow, they travel the magical countryside searching for the wizard who can make their dreams come true. Join them on their musical journey to the Emerald City during this fun, all-ages event.