Local artists who feature nudity in their work face limitations while promoting liberation

By Sara Bruskin   Steffie Notion’s attitude toward nudity includes both loving reverence and simple practicality. “I do think bodies are temples and are precious, but they’re also just the tool we’ve been given for existing in this world,” she says. “It’s the one thing we all have in common, so it’s surprising to me […]

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Theater Review: The Noteworthy Life Of Howard Barnes

By Beki Pineda THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES – Book and Lyrics by Christopher Dimond; Music by Michael Kooman. Produced by BDT Stage (5501 Arapahoe) through April 23.  Tickets available at 303-449-6000 or bdtstage.com. There are journeys and then there are JOURNEYS!  Howard Barnes goes on a journey that takes him from boredom and drudge […]

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Theater Review: One Way-Back Day

by Beki Pineda ONE WAY-BACK DAY – Written by Tresha Farris; Directed by Alicia Young. Produced by The Catamounts (presented at the Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder) through March 19. Tickets available at 303-440-7826 or thedairy.org. It’s totally inadequate to say that this piece was “written” by Tresha Farris. More to the point, using […]

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Theater Review: Rattlesnake Kate

by Beki Pineda RATTLESNAKE KATE – Music and Lyrics by Neyla Pekarek; Book by Karen Hartman; Directed by Chris Coleman. Produced by the Denver Center Theatre Company (The Wolf Theatre at the Denver Center, 14th and Curtis, Denver) through March 13. Tickets available at 303-903-4100 or denvercenter.org. Sometimes when you go to the theatre and you know […]

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Theater Review: In The Upper Room

by Beki Pineda IN THE UPPER ROOM – Written by Beaufield Berry; directed by Gregg T. Daniel. Produced by the Denver Center Theatre Company (The Kilstrom Theatre at the Denver Center, 14th and Curtis, Denver) through March 13. Tickets available at 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org. The theatre usually portrays African American families as being in turmoil with the […]

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Theater Review: Shakespeare In Love

by Beki Pineda SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE – Adapted for the Stage by Lee Hall from the Screenplay of Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard; Directed by Christine Kahane. Produced by Vintage Theatre Productions (1468 Dayton, Aurora) through March 20. Tickets available at 303-856-7830 or vintagetheatre.org. The movie SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE has been one of my all time […]

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Theater Review: Curtains

by Beki Pineda CURTAINS – Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Book by Rupert Holmes; Directed by Robert Michael Sanders. Produced by Candlelight Dinner Playhouse (4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown) through March 13. Tickets available at 970-744-3747 or ColoradoCandlelight.com. There’s nothing theatre people like better than a musical about theatre people. CURTAINS is one […]

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Theater Review: 14 Funerals

by Beki Pineda 14 FUNERALS – Written by Eric Pfeffinger; Directed by Rebecca Remaly. Produced by Butterfly Effect Theatre Company (BETC) (Presented by the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder) through March 5. Tickets available at 303-440-7826 or thedairy.org. At first, I thought I had not seen a previous Eric Pfeffinger production. But […]

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Theater Review: Stage Kiss

by Beki Pineda STAGE KISS – Written by Sarah Ruhl; Directed by Paul S. Newman. Produced by StageDoor Theatre (15797 Conifer Road, Conifer) through February 20. Tickets available at 303-838-0809 or stagedoortheatre.org. Actors – even famous ones in the movies – talk about how hard it is to walk on a set, be introduced to their […]

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