Betsy Stage, 1133 S. Huron St., presents: Othello: A Khorus Line – The hapless demigod Iago returns from a long quest only to be denied his promotion. Furious, he makes a deal with Poseidon to …
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Betsy Stage, 1133 S. Huron St., presents: Othello: A Khorus Line – The hapless demigod Iago returns from a long quest only to be denied his promotion. Furious, he makes a deal with Poseidon to destroy the gods. The Greek Khorus chimes in, and the farce perpetuates. What will befall Mt. Olympus? Opens Fri., April 17, plays Fri.-Sat., through May 23, 8p.m.; Sun., May 3, 2p.m.; all shows are free, reservations are key! Donations appreciated. Reservations: 720-328-5294
Buntport Theater Company, 717 Lipan St., presents: Middle Aged People Sitting in Boxes – imagine four middle-aged people boxed in by mundane tasks. Yes, literally! Muzak plays in the background as they fold laundry or research Fortune 500 companies to see if they have portal registration for supplier diversity … leave it to Buntport to think outside the box and even poke a few holes in it. Shows Fri.-Sat., April 10-11, 8p.m.; continues Thur.-Sat., April 16-May 2; plus Sundays, April 19 & 26, 3p.m., and Mon. 27, 8p.m. Tickets, $16; opening and closing nights $20, includes reception.
The Narrators – every third Wednesday (April 15), actors, comedians, musicians, writers and assorted creative brains spill true life stories. Shows 8p.m., free. Download:thenarratorspodcast.com.
Tickets and info for all showings: 720-946-1388 or buntport.com.
Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St., presents: The Brother/Sister Plays: In the Red and Brown Water – a poetic awakening unfolds in the world of San Pere, a Louisiana town suspended between myth and reality. Oya, bearing a name that reflects West African Yoruba tribe’s powerful winds and rivers, runs ever further to realize dreams of becoming a track star and escaping poverty. Plays Thur.-Sat. through April 18, 8p.m., and Sun., April 5 & 12, 2p.m. Tickets, $18-44. Tickets & info: 303-623-0524 or curioustheatre.org
DU Theatre Dept., at Newman Center for the Performing Arts at DU, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., presents:Senior Capstone Festival – DU seniors direct a one-act play: Cycle 1 – There Shall Be No Bottom, A Thing I Cannot Name, and Fissures; showings Wed.-Sun., April 8-12, 7:30p.m.; matinees, Sat.-Sun., April 11-12. Cycle 2 – 3:59, Eat Cake, A Ghost Story, and Woyzeck;showings Wed.-Sun., May 6-10, 7:30p.m.; matinees, Sat.-Sun., May 9-10, 2p.m. Tickets $10. Box office: 303-871-7720 or newmantix.com
Firehouse Theatre Company, at John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Pl., presents: The Lion in Winter – King Henry II of England’s three sons risk tearing the kingdom apart in competition for the crown. As the Plantagenet family’s competing ambitions roil about the kingdom, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine is imprisoned for raising an army against her philandering husband. Plays Sat., April 4 and Fri.-Sat., April 10-25, and May 1-2, 7:30p.m.; Sundays, April 12, 19 & 26, 6:30p.m. Tickets ($23-25) and info: 303-562-3232
Spark Theater, 985 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Colorado Playwright’s New Play Showcase – three new original plays by Colorado playwrights. The Banzai Package, by Russell Weisfeld – a comedic satire unfolds during a suicide party, where the push/pull of relations and motivations comes to a head; plays Fri.-Sun., April 17-19 & Thur.-Sat., 23-25. Dot Gone, by Max Cabot – the meteoric rise of an internet startup rides high on hopes; plays Sun., April 26; Thur., 30; Sat.-Sun., May 2-3; and Thur.-Fri., May 7-8. Stage Fright, by Lauren Woodbury – rambunctious musical comedy takes on fear in its many incarnations; plays Sat.-Sun., May 9-10; Thur.-Sun. 14-17; Thur.-Sat. showings 7:30p.m., Sundays, 6p.m. Tickets: $10.
Rodents of Unusual Size – Catch some cheese on first Saturdays, 11a.m, April 4, when the Rodents perform family improv comedy sketches. Free, no reservation necessary. Tickets and Info: 720-346-7396
Stories on Stage at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Old Friends – four plays describe wise and witty tales of life’s second act. Considering the Alternative, by Nora Ephron;Somebody’s Son, by Tom Barbash; This Old Man, by Roger Angell; Jack: A Memoir, by Maxine Kumin. Plays Sun., April 12, 1:30 & 6:30p.m.; tickets ($28) and info: 393-494-0523
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