Well, fall has arrived. Stop for a minute and think about your plans for the weekend. Do they involve a movie marathon and a giant bowl of popcorn again? Perhaps several birthday parties at the local party emporium featuring the finest in cheese pizza cuisine? Instead, think about making the weekend a time to expand your cultural horizons with a night out at one of the fantastic local theatres in town.
The cultural scene surrounding Denver is quite impressive, with multiple acclaimed productions featured by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) and the Arvada Center. There are, however, a number of lesser known, small venues offering fantastic theater productions throughout the year. Check out these small venues and theater companies to get you through the cooler fall evenings and change things up a bit.
The Boulder Ensemble Theater Company (BETC) is presenting “The Few,” a regional premiere at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder from October 22–November 15. The BETC will also present “The Santaland Diaries,” a one-person play based on a story by renowned author David Sedaris, at Jones Theatre at DCPA in Denver from November 27–December 27.
Buntport Theater Company is a small, Denver-based theater company featuring comedic plays, which are all written and produced in-house. In collaboration with the non-profit theater and literary organization, Stories on Stage, and just in time for Halloween, this quaint company is going to be performing “Zombies “R” Us,” “an exercise in brain-eating,” on October 23 at the Buntport Theater in Denver.
Owned by the City of Lone Tree, the Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) produces its own theatrical shows and events and features productions by other Colorado-based companies. This fall, LTAC’s Theatrical Series features a production of “The Explorer’s Club,” running from October 15–October 24.
Located in downtown Golden, Miners Alley Playhouse is a small theater housing a cozy 130-seat theater. Currently, the theater is featuring a production of “My Name is Asher Lev,” running through October 18. The next production, the hilarious “A Tuna Christmas,” runs from November 13–December 20.