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Review: ‘The Raft’


Fifteen years after her well-received local hit "Motherload," Denver playwright Coleen Hubbard reintroduces us to sisters Marta and Elan in her contemporary take on American motherhood, "The Raft."…

Review: ‘Jesus Hates Me’


Somewhere in South Central Texas is a hollow where the relentless prairie winds deposit their found objects. There, among the tumbleweeds, are signs of human life: telephone poles, neon motel vacancy…

Review: ‘All My Sons’


In choosing to begin his tenure with Arthur Miller's first Broadway hit, new Denver Center Theater Company artistic director Kent Thompson is paying homage not only to one of America's greatest…

Denver mounts summit


When Kent Thompson came aboard as artistic director for the Denver Center Theater Company, he outlined a broad vision that included a new-play program, increased work by minorities and fund-raising…

Review: ‘The Dead Guy’


We all knew it was coming. We saw it in the debate over closed-circuit TV executions. From the original cheeky British home makeovers to the consummately American "Survivor" series, there was only…

Review: ‘The Man Himself’


Capturing these details in the life of one man -- a parts manager for an electronics company in southwest Denver -- Alan Drury's localized adaptation of his work "The Man Himself" (a longtime staple…

Review: ‘Sisters’


As she has throughout her illustrious career, Anna Manahan continues to create definitive stage characterizations for Ireland's greatest writers. Now, at 82, after interpreting the words of Sean…

Review: ‘Othello’


Given the intricacies of time and place woven into the plots, adapting Shakespearean drama is fraught with danger. When it fails, as it most often does, it is usually because the new circumstances…

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