Dennis Elkins will bring mesmerizing solo show to Durango Arts Center

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Dennis Elkins will bring mesmerizing solo show to Durango Arts Center

Dennis Elkins performs in “box.” – a one-man show created and performed by the former chairman of the Fort Lewis College Department of Theatre.
Dennis Elkins, left, chats with Fort Lewis College student Avery Martinez before a 2015 readers’ theater performance of “Dear Father, Don’t Worry” in Roshong Recital Hall at FLC.

Dennis Elkins will bring mesmerizing solo show to Durango Arts Center

Dennis Elkins performs in “box.” – a one-man show created and performed by the former chairman of the Fort Lewis College Department of Theatre.
Dennis Elkins, left, chats with Fort Lewis College student Avery Martinez before a 2015 readers’ theater performance of “Dear Father, Don’t Worry” in Roshong Recital Hall at FLC.
A weekend at the theater

Just about every regional playhouse will launch its summer season the end of May and first week of June.
“Between the Lines,” Durango Playfest. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave.This unusual workshop program will begin with a reception for two of this year’s guest playwrights: Lee Blessing and Richard Dresser. The pros will be on hand to discuss the creative process, plays in development and how PlayFest contributes to their work. Details of the Aug. 4-10 readings will be posted later. For more information, email marcy@durangoplayfest.org or call 335-8264.
Ninth annual 10-Minute Play Festival, 7:30 p.m. May 31, at Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. Once again, a committee whittled down more than a hundred scripts to settle on eight finalists. These will be read by local performers, the audience will vote for a People’s Choice and an invited jury will select the grand prize winner, both of which will be fully staged in October. The May evening is free. For more information, email selena@durangoarts.org, or call 259-2606, ext. 13.The Silverton Theatre Mine will present its second festival of new plays May 29 through June 1, with afternoon and evening readings at the Silverton Town Hall, 1360 Greene St. Five playwrights will have new works presented: Christin Eve Cato, Gregory Moss, Randy Noojin, Rosanna Staffa and Daniel Sullivan The festival has been rechristened The Mollie, for the late Silverton-based theater artist Mollie Mook-Fiddler who died in 2016 after a five-year struggle with cancer. Tickets are $12 adults, $5 children. For more information, email artistic@thetheatremine.org or call (303) 910-1704.Thingamajig Theatre, 2313 Eagle Drive, Pagosa Springs, will open its summer season May 31 with a performance of “Mama Mia!” one of four musicals in repertory to run through the summer. For more information, visit www.pagosacenter.org/thingamajig or call 731-7469.Creede Repertory Theatre, 124 N. Main St., Creede, will open its summer season May 31 with a performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher.”For a complete summer schedule, visit www.creederep.org or call (719) 658-2540.Judith Reynolds

If you go

WHAT: “box.” a solo show, written and performed by Dennis Elkins. Co-sponsored by The Grief Center of Southwest Colorado and Durango Friends of the Arts.

WHEN: 2 and 7:30 p.m. June 1.

WHERE: Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave.

TICKETS: $35, available at DAC. www.durangoarts.org, 259-2606.

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