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Ballet Review: Romeo and Juliet

Feb 23, 2018
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The dramatic arc of the most famous love story in the Western literary canon is well known even to those who are not well-versed in literature and drama, but there is still much to learn from this work even for the literati, as we see in the Colorado Ballet's brilliantly choreographed (Derek Deane) and staged (Ivan Gil-Ortega and Ugo Ranieri) production.

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With the resurgence of the women's liberation movement in the late '60s, the fight for gender equality began to achieve traction; but, it's been a tough, uphill battle, comprised of an accumulation of little victories, as we see in the world premiere of this funny and poignant, mid-'70s dramedy, from the pen of José Cruz González (Sunsets and Margaritas, September Shoes, and more).

Zoey's Perfect Wedding

Feb 17, 2018
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As the audience filters into the theatre, the DJ (Nick Ducassi) is already bantering and spinning tunes. The beautifully appointed dining table at the wedding reception is gradually populated by three friends—Charlie (Jeff Biel), Sammy (Grayson DeJesus), and Rachel (Mallory Portnoy)—whom the bride, Zoey (Nija Okoro), has known since college. We then meet a young woman, Missy (Kristin Villaneuva), a recent college graduate, who, for lack of work in her chosen field, is thrust into the role of a wedding planner.

Detroit '67: A Look Back

Feb 13, 2018
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There is perhaps no greater example of urban decline in the United States, with its attendant racist policies, than the City of Detroit. As a native of that once thriving metropolis, playwright Dominique Morisseau has her hand on the pulse of the notorious, libertine 12th Street neighborhood on the eve of the largest civil disturbance of twentieth century America.

Guards at the Taj: A Dark Comedy

Feb 7, 2018
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Generally considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, if not the most beautiful, the Taj Mahal is naturally shrouded in myths, one of which the noted playwright, Rajiv Joseph (2010 Pulitzer finalist for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), amplifies into a metaphor so pregnant with meaning that we stand in awe of its beauty, just as we do for the architecture that inspired it.

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