By John Moore March 24, 2013 There’s a lot that’s still freaking me out about revisiting the apocalyptic drama “Marisol” for the first time in eight years last Sunday — not the least of which is that afterward, I couldn’t concretely answer when I was asked how Theatre ‘d Art’s current staging in Colorado… Continue reading Revisiting “Marisol” in Colorado Springs means revisiting Armageddon in New York
By John Moore Feb. 6, 2013 Here are bonus images from my night visiting the casts of Colorado Springs TheatreWorks’ “Red” and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s “Prelude to a Kiss.” John Logan’s celebrated “Red” is a charged dialogue between the manic – and egomaniacal – abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, and his young… Continue reading Photos: My night at “Red” and “Prelude to a Kiss” in Colorado Springs
By John Moore Oct. 4, 2012 Sarah Ruhl, one of America’s most produced playwrights, is coming to Colorado Springs’ TheatreWorks for a free evening of discussion on Monday, Oct. 8. Ruhl’s “The Clean House,” “Eurydice” and “In the Next Room, Or The Vibrator Play,” have been produced at the Denver Center, Curious Theatre, Equinox, TheatreWorks… Continue reading Podcast: Sarah Ruhl coming to Colorado Springs on Oct. 8
By John Moore Sept. 20, 2012 “Wrestlers” from the Curious and Buntport theater companies joined local comedians on Wednesday for “Smackdown-A-Mania,” a ridiculous night of silliness filled with spandex, swerves and several incidents of … self-flagellation. The night was part of Curious Theatre’s “urban adventures” series, designed not only to promote current programming but to… Continue reading Photos: Curious Theatre vs. Buntport at “Smackdown-A-Mania”
By John Moore Sept. 19, 2012 The Vietnam War had Agent Orange, a lethal herbicidal toxin that exposed up to 5 million Vietnamese people and at least 70,000 soldiers on both sides to cancer as well as nerve, digestive, skin and respiratory disorders. The signature injury of the Iraq War is TBI: Traumatic Brain… Continue reading Brain injuries: The Agent Orange of the Iraq War
Watch your back: Curious Theatre’s “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” offers up live theater as a full-contact sport, delivering some surprising cultural body-slams along the way.
By John Moore When: Sept. 1-Oct. 13 at Curious Theatre in Denver (previews Aug. 30-31); Oct. 19-Nov. 11 at TheatreWorks in Colorado Springs Written by: Kristoffer Diaz The story: This rare intersection of sports and theater centers on a frustrated Puerto Rican professional wrestler. It seems his lot in life is being the guy… Continue reading Fall 2012, No. 1: Curious Theatre’s “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity”
By John Moore One of the quintessential Colorado summertime experiences is attending TheatreWorks’ annual Shakespeare offering at the historic and picturesque Rock Ledge Ranch, located at the entrance to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Here are a few photos I’ve snapped over the past two summers at the ranch. The “Love’s Labor’s… Continue reading Photos: Theater at Rock Ledge Ranch