Curtain Time

Posted 1/8/10

“The Meeting” by Jeff Stetson, a fictional account of a debate between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., will be presented only on Jan. 16 by …

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Curtain Time


“The Meeting” by Jeff Stetson, a fictional account of a debate between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., will be presented only on Jan. 16 by Afterthought Theater Company at Shadow Theatre, 1468 Dayton Street, Aurora. What would these men have said to each other before they were assassinated three years apart? Directed by Reynelda Snell. Tickets: $35, include a 6 p.m. buffet dinner in the lobby before the performance. Cris Davenport plays Martin Luther King Jr. and Joseph Fuqua Jones plays Malcolm X, with Russell Costen as Rashad, his bodyguard. Stetson originally wrote the play for PBS, where it won awards, and is working on a movie. 720- 857-8000 or

“Your Dilly Dilly Heart,” the world premier of a new play by Scott Gibson of Denver, will be presented by Littleton-based Celebrationworks Jan. 15 to Feb. 13 at Celebrationworks Theatre, 2nd floor, 1420 Ogden St., Denver. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. Tickets: $12/$10, 303-282-5391 (cash or check only). Free parking and elevator access.

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” the musical comedy about relationships by Joe DiPietro, as presented by Woof! Productions, with direction by Pat Payne, plays Jan. 22 through Feb. 13 at the John Hand Theater, 7653 East First Place in Lowry, Denver. This production played to sell-out audiences in Boulder in November, with music direction by Art Ortega and choreography by Aaron Quintana. Performances: 7:30 Fridays, Saturdays; 6:30 Sunday, Jan. 31. Tickets: $18/$16, 720-880-8727,

“Sylvia,” A. R. Gurney’s comedy about a man, his dog with an attitude, and life in the big city, opens Jan. 8 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., downtown Littleton. Directed by Pam Clifton. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27; 2 p.m. Sundays; 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. Tickets: $18 to $35. 303-794-2787 ext. 5;

“Home By Dark” by Terry Dodd plays Jan 9 to Feb. 13 at Curious Theatre, 1030 Acoma St., Denver. On a snowy morning in 1986, a father makes a surprise visit to his son to confront him about a secret and reveal one of his own. Jamie Horton, longtime Denver Center Theatre Company actor and director, now teaching at Dartmouth, is director. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays (no show Jan. 10). Tickets: $18/$34/$42 (opening night). Previews Jan 7, 8, $18. 303-623-0524 or

“Secrets of a Soccer Mom” by Kathleen Clark will start Laura Norman, Megan Van De Hey and Emily Paton Davies, a trio of top Denver actresses as three soccer moms at a Sunday afternoon match with their 8-year-old sons… Performances Jan. 15 to Feb. 27; 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and some Thursdays at the Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th, Denver. Tickets: $20/$18, two for one on Thursdays. 303-321-5925,

“Habeas Corpus” by Alan Bennett plays Jan. 15 to Feb. 28 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. Richard Pegg of Highlands Ranch directs. British farce about the Wickstead family and friends, who are focused on self-satisfaction. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays, except Sunday, Feb. 28, when there will be a 2 p.m. matinee only. Tickets: $20 ($21 online). 303-935-3044, For mature audiences.

“Barefoot in the Park” by Neil Simon, is presented by PHAMALy Jan. 14-31 at the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. Jeremy and Lyndsay Palmer will play the newlyweds who find difficult issues with their dream home. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $26/$24. (Thursday, Jan. 14 is a preview at $12). 303-739-1970,

The 21st Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering will run Jan. 14-17 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. More than 30 poets and musicians from 14 states, Canada and Australia will perform. Included: Baxter Black, Michael Martin Murphy, Liz Masterson, Bill Barwick, the Prickly Cactus Chorale and more. See for bios, schedules and ticket prices for evening and daytime sessions, which vary, or call 720-898-7200.

“Roller Skating With My Cousin,” a new collaborative piece by The LIDA Project, plays Jan. 15 to Feb. 20 at The Bindery Space, 2180 Stout Street, Denver. (next to the Mercury Café). Directed by Brian Freeland and Tonya Malik, this is a new piece developed by the ensemble. Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. Tickets and information: 720-221-3821, e-mail,

“Voices in the Dark” by John Pielmeier plays Jan 7 through Feb. 20 at the Denver Victorian Playhouse, 4201 Hooker St., Denver. A remote cabin, mysterious call, a woman alone… Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $22 ($12 Jan. 7), 303-433-4343,

“My Fair Lady,” the Lerner and Loewe classic musical plays through Feb. 6 at The E Project, 9797 W. Colfax Ave., Denver. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets: $16/$14.

“A Picasso,” which originated at Miners Alley Playhouse, will run Fridays only: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7:30 at Mercury Café, 2199 California St., Denver. Chris Kendall and Paige Lynn Larson will reprise their roles as Picasso and the Nazi official, Miss Fischer. Excellent production. Tickets: $10, 303-294-9258. (For readers unfamiliar with the Mercury Café, it serves good, reasonable organic food and is near the 18th and California Light Rail stop).

“Parallel Lives” by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy, will be presented by Evergreen Players Jan. 15-31 at Center/Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. Two Supreme Beings plan the beginning of the world and two actresses, Gail Montgomery and Lisa DeCaro, play a variety of parts. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $18/$14. 303-674-4934,,.

“Singin’ in the Rain” plays at Boulder Dinner Theatre through Feb. 14, adapted from the award-winning film. See for times and prices, including dinner. 303-449-6000. BDT is at 5501 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder (See website for directions).

“Girls Only — the Secret Comedy of Women” by Barbara Gehring and Linda Klein continues to draw at the Galleria Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Performances: ongoing 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. (Intended for female audiences). Tickets start at $29,, 303-893-4100, TicketsWest at King Soopers.


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