Photos: My night at Source/Su Teatro’s ‘The Gospel at Colonus’

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By John Moore
June 12, 2013

Opening No. 81: The Source Theatre and Su Teatro’s “The Gospel at Colonus”: This co-production is a spiritual and uplifting telling of the Oedipus tragedy as inspired by African-American Pentecostal churches and sung by a choir of 32. Oedipus’ torment and redemption is presented as a parable that explores myth as a powerful connecting point for all people. The original script, developed in 1985 by experimental theater director Lee Breuer, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Directed by Jimmy Walker, Music directed by Michael A. Williams, choir directed by Ervia P. Davis. Featuring Don Randle, Martin Estes Jr., Roslyn Washington, Jesse Ogas and Charlie Romero; featured choir soloists such as Robertta Moore, Willie Singleton and Krisangela Washington; and scores of ensemble choir members you might recognize such as Dwayne Carrington, Vincent Robinson, Amy Luna, Mehry Elaminia, and Su Teatro matriarch Yolanda Ortega … for starters. Through June 30. Showtimes 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; plus 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at the Su Teatro Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, 720-238-1323 or the source’s home page. Thanks: Mica Garcia de Benavidez, Anthony J. Garcia, B. Arnold King-Hall, cast and crew.

The gallery above is just one chapter in my ongoing photo series called “It’s Opening Night in Colorado Theatre,” bringing you iconic snapshots from behind the scenes all over Colorado theater. All photos by John Moore for www.CultureWest.Org. To see the actual, official photo series featuring one intimate, iconic snapshot from 80 Colorado opening nights (and counting), click here.


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By John Moore

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