Photo series: My night at the Catamounts’ ‘Jon’

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Ryan Wuestewald, who plays Jon, rehearses the final scene one last time before director Amanda Berg Wilson, left, and producer Sara McPherson Horle.

 

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Sonia Justl prepares her hair in the Dairy Center’s backstage dressing room.

 

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Touring the backstage area at the Dairy Center can be somewhat anachronistic, what with the Catamounts’ futuristic “Jon” playing on one stage, and Upstart Crow’s “Caesar and Cleopatra” on another – while ballet classes play out right next to the green room. Here, Jason Maxwell, who plays a “co√∂rdinator” named Mr. Slippen in “Jon,” poses with a “Caesar and Cleopatra” cast member for the beginnings of some kind of absurdist play of their own making.

 

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Michelle Hurtubise plays a Taste Maker, and this Taste Maker says, “Glitter!”

 

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Anyone born before 1975 will appreciate Ryan Wuestewald’s young James T. Kirk kind of look.

 

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Verl Hite may be a nice guy who plays a man called “Dove,” but at this moment, he sure looks ready to kill me.

 

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Jason Maxwell and Michelle Hurtubise.

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By John Moore

Award-winning arts journalist John Moore was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the United States by American Theatre Magazine during has 12 years at The Denver Post. Hen then created a groundbreaking new media outlet covering Colorado arts an culture as an in-house, multimedia journalist for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He also founded The Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that has raised more than $600,000 for theatre artists in medical need. He is now a journalist for hire as the founder of Moore Media Colorado. You can find samples of his work at MooreJohn.Com. Contact him at culturewestjohn@gmail.com