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Weekend foreCAST: Messenger #1, Is He Dead, and This Week’s Openings

Of the shows opening this weekend, these are the ones we want to see. These could be the best shows of the year or these shows could end up being terrible. As always we encourage you to chime in with your thoughts on our list and what shows you are seeing this weekend.

His Choice: Messenger #1 at Catamounts

From the Catamounts site: The ancient and modern will meet in our regional premiere (and the second-ever production) of Messenger #1, a new ancient Greek tragedy written by award-winning playwright Mark Jackson.

Messenger #1 is a contemporary re-telling of the aftermath of the Trojan War, from the perspective of the three messengers who communicate the various power grabs among the warring members of the House of Atreus. Replete with song and dance numbers, swinging dizzingly between comedy and tragedy, Messenger #1 examines how “History is bought and paid for[and] not by the likes of you and I.”

For tickets and more information, click the poster!

Her Choice: Is He Dead? at Creede Rep (at the Arvada Center)

From the Arvada Center website: A new comedy by Mark Twain, as adapted by David Ives

The wildly hilarious “new” farce from the father of American wit, Mark Twain.  Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with Marie Leroux but in debt to a villainous picture-dealer, Bastien Andre. Andre forecloses on Millet, threatening debtor’s prison unless Marie marries him. Millet realizes the only way he can pay his debts and keep Marie from marrying Andre is to die, as it is only dead painters who achieve fame and fortune. Millet’s plan was flawed from the start – once he’s declared dead he can’t collect on his fortune. The romp is on as he pursues his passion for painting, his fortune and the woman he loves.

Click the poster for tickets and info!



All of the Other Great Theatre Opening This Weekend

      • October 3 – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at The Curtain Playhouse

      • October 4 –  Dirty Rotten Scoundrels  at Lone Tree Arts Center
        The production was originally mounted at the Arvada Center. See our review HERE.

      • October 5 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Firehouse Theatre Company

      • October 5 – Visiting Mr. Green at Cheery Creek Theatre

      • October 5 – Some Girl(s) by Rocky Mountain Deaf Theatre at Vintage Theatre

      • October 5 – Halloween Hullabaloo at Longmont Theatre Company

      • October 5 – Haunting Tale of the Homestead at Thin Air Theatre Company

      • October 5 – Presidential Election, 2012 at Mercury Cafe Allied Witches

      • October 6 and 7 – Feed Your Soul: Stories from the Kitchen at Stories on Stage



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