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Review: ‘Plainsong’


The high plains may not appear as dramatic as the mountains beyond them, but hidden amid this seemingly homogeneous sea of grasses and grains lies boundless character, and it's this character that is…

Review: ‘Lydia’


Catharsis and dysfunction battle for the last word in Octavio Solis' poetic and psychologically disturbing new work, "Lydia," world-premiering as part of the Colorado New Play Summit.

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Citing the need to support writers over the long term, Denver Center Theater Company artistic director Kent Thompson has commissioned 13 plays in his 2½ -year tenure.

Review: ‘Our House’


In 1961, when Newton Minnow declared television "a vast wasteland," he was evaluating a medium that, in a little over a decade of widespread commercial use, had fully embraced the objective of…

Review: ‘For Better’


Baby boomers may think the cultural gap between themselves and their parents was the widest in history, but the asymptotic progression of technology, as evidenced in Eric Coble's romantic comedy "For…

Review: ‘Poet Li Bai’


One synergistic delight of the confluence of East and West is the revitalization of the operatic form, as evidenced in "Poet Li Bai," which blends post-modern orchestral atmospherics, traditional…

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