Photos: My night with ‘The Seafarer’ at the Aurora Fox

Booze: Beer, whiskey, poteen, you name it — is everywhere to be found on the set of “The Seafarer.”

By John Moore
Feb. 12, 2013

Here are bonus images from my brief visit backstage at Ashton Entertainment’s “The Seafarer” on Feb. 8 at the Aurora Fox. It was a long road bringing Conor McPherson’s drama about four Irish drinking buddies gathering to play poker on Christmas Eve to the stage. John Ashton, originally cast in Paragon Theatre’s scheduled production before the company folded last year, re-gathered much of the original team and is now producing the play himself at the Fox. Featuring Ashton, Brock Benson, Steef Sealy, Paragon’s Warren Sherrill and Kevin Hart. Directed by Paragon’s Michael Stricker. Through March 2 at 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, 303-739-1970 or the Aurora Fox’s home page. Photos by John Moore of www.CultureWest.Org. Thanks to Charles Packard, cast and crew.

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IMG_5703John Ashton, serving as both producer and actor, unloads his car of opening-night treats.



The well-worn “Seafarer” script.


IMG_5758Jesus enjoys a space on the wall in the Aurora Fox men’s dressing room. He’s saying, “Break a leg, ye fecks! J.C.”


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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