Stage and Comedy

Brandon Palmer and Drew Hirschboeck in the Spotlight Theatre production of “Rope,” playing at the John Hand Theater in Lowry. (Photo by Solar Radiant Photography)

The favorite flap-lipped fear monger of cine-philes worldwide is famously credited with saying, “Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.” Who knows if that’s some elaborate, cadaverous pun, but it certainly rings true for each and every one of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterful, almost tortuous, onscreen lessons in anxiety. To Hitchcock, it wasn’t a […]

Ignite Theatre Tick Tick BOOM! at the Aurora Fox Arts Center

The show’s glaring shortcoming is a lack of pacing. Despite a few references to the protagonist’s mental purgatory marked by insistent “ticks,” the show’s only noteworthy chronometric utterances are those of the tired second hands of the audience’s watches

Maria Cheng wrote and stars in Fermata on Monday May 4, 2015 at Aurora Cultural Arts District. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

“We’ve worked in several spaces over the past two years, and having a permanent space has got to be every theater company’s ultimate goal, along with building an audience of course, so we’re thrilled,” said Tria Xiong, one of the co-founders of Theatre Esprit Asia, the Mountain West’s first and only theater company focusing specifically on Asian-American show runners and theatergoers.

One night in Miami

Regardless of the degree of controversy, over the course of one, 90-minute act, “Miami” fearlessly wrestles with what was discussed in that south Florida hotel room, leaving no punch pulled, feather unrustled or topic untouched.

FILE - This file image released by DDPR Public Relations shows Dan Sharkey as Hucklebee, left, and Kevin R. Free as Bellomy in "The Fantasticks." The off-Broadway phenomenon “The Fantasticks” will end its fantastic run this summer. Producers of the stalwart, low-tech show said Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the musical will close May 3, the 55th anniversary of the show’s opening in 1960. It will have run 20,672 performances in two city venues. (AP Photo/DDPR Public Relations, Graham Dougherty, File)

Producers of the stalwart, low-tech show said Wednesday that the musical will close on May 3, the 55th anniversary of the show’s opening in 1960. It will have run 20,672 performances in two city venues, with a gap of four years when it went silent.

Actors go through their final dress rehearsal of "Moking Burd" a play centered on a protagonist who falls on the autistic spectrum and is forced to deal with mental health, disability, social norms and youth violence, March 9 at the Community College of Aurora. The show opens at the Larry D. Carter Theater on the CCA campus March 12 at 7:30 p.m. and is part of the 13 CCA productions Theatre Director Stacey D’Angelo has commanded since she started at the school in 2008. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

“I saw a fair amount growing up of what it’s like to not be accepted and for quick judgments to be made,” she said. “So I find a connection in making sure we tell stories of people who’s behavior sometimes isn’t what it seems — there’s a reason for it.”

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