Curtain Time


‘Colonus’ revisited

“Gospel at Colonus” is presented by Su Teatro and The Source Theatre Company from June 13-30 at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. This is a Broadway musical interpretation of Sophocles’ “Oedipus at Colonus,” set to gospel music. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Members of the Eulipion Theatre cast from the early 1990s are included, plus Su Teatro favorites. Tickets: $20/$17, 303-296-0219.

Modern love and betrayal

“Closer” by Patrick Marber plays June 28 to July 21 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Bernie Cardell directs. Olivier Award in 1998 and New York Drama Critics Best Play in 1999. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25 ($20 advance) 303-856-7830,

Happy Burger

“Minimum Wage” by Charlie and Jeff La Greca and Sean Altman plays June 21 to August 3 at the Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver. Nick Sugar is director. Theater is transformed into Denver’s Happy Burger. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, plus Thursdays July 18, 25, Aug. 1. Tickets: $23/$26 — or $33.78 including hamburger and fries from Park & Co. next door.

Jazzy 1920s Midsummer

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare will be set in the 1920s by director Geoffrey Kent at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, opening June 8 and playing on various dates through Aug. 11 at CU-Boulder. Douglas County High School graduate Jenna Bainbridge will play Hermia. See for dates and tickets.

Play Crawl

And Toto Too Theatre Company presents its Third Annual Play Crawl from 6 p.m. to midnight on June 19. Ten short plays performed, all world premieres, by Tracy Shaffer, Christie Brenner Winn, Linda Berry, Melissa Lucero McCarl, Edith Weiss, Maggie Stillman, Susan Hickey, Rebecca Gorman O’Neill, Carol Samson and Denver Research-Sculptformance, starring Amelia Charter and Lizi Watt. Start at the Oriental Theatre, 4335 W. 44th Ave., at 6 p.m. At 6:45, participants are broken into groups and leaders escort them to the first venue for the 7 p.m. performance, followed at different venues along Tennyson Street for nine more performances, followed by a return to the Oriental Theatre. Each participant receives a gift bag and food is provided. Karaoke from 8 p.m. on at the Oriental. Tickets: $35,, 720-583-3975. $8 for karaoke only.

Creepy tales

“Jackalope: Summer Tales of Strangeness” is a festival of seven short plays based on campfire stories and urban legends, presented by the Theatre Company of Lafayette, running June 20-30 at Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson in Lafayette. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $10-$16. Mythical creature costume contest on Sundays., 720-209-2154.


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