Arts & Entertainment

Catch the acting bug

The great playwright Anton Chekhov once said that an actor’s imagination “is rich and revealing for the audience as well as for the actor himself.” It’s a puzzling contradiction – the creative,...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Strong acting drives ‘A Steady Rain’ in Pagosa

Thingamajig Theatre Co.’s production of Keith Huff’s “A Steady Rain” is dark, grimy and suspenseful – an ambitious yet good selection for the winter season. As two Chicago police officers, and...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Torture is Wrong,’ but it’s also funny

Save for one demographic obstacle, the Fort Lewis College Theatre’s production of Christopher Durang’s “Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them” is a spot-on socio-political satire of...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Revenge, reverie and redemption in Utah

The modern Irish masterpiece, “Stones in His Pockets,” is worth a trip to the Utah Shakespeare Festival this fall.Here’s the premise: Jake and Charlie, two locals from County Kerry, meet as extras...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Brevity, wit make good drama

From the Pearly Gates to a humble kitchen door, the 10-Minute Play festival slides open tonight and Saturday at the Durango Arts Center. Last year, the first Festival proved its worth with five...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango, meet Africa

When President Barack Obama and his family visited Ghana, they were entertained by the Saakumu Dance Troupe. And, tonight, Durango will get a taste of the presidential treatment when the West...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

The next 10 minutes

Will you share your life with me?” Jamie Wellerstein said Cathy Hyatt. The moment occurs in the middle of the marvelous contemporary musical “The Last Five Years.” Jamie’s proposal leads directly...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Odds improve for opera showings

If all goes well, Durango’s opera lovers will be watching when The Met: Live in HD season opens Oct. 13. “It is realistic. I can’t put a percentage on it, but there’s a very strong possibility that...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Ouray to stage Eliot classic

The Wright Opera House is enjoying a renaissance this summer with a full slate of concerts, movies and special events. But Friday’s offering is something unique is this corner of the world.The...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Murder, mystery and mayhem at Santa Fe Opera

A diva, a goddess and a poor-little-rich-girl. This summer, the heroines of “Tosca,” “The Pearl Fishers,” and “Arabella” at Santa Fe Opera have plenty of obstacles to overcome. The diva: Everyone...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Potty-mouth tour of ‘The Book of Mormon’ heads out

NEW YORK – “The Book of Mormon” arrived on Broadway like a bawdy toddler, cursing and making poo jokes, but winning hearts anyway. Now, it’s ready for a road trip.The nine-time Tony Award-winning...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Cyclists can get laughs out of ‘The Bicycle Men’

I bring you this review with an important caveat: I have not seen “The Bicycle Men.”Nevertheless, I am as confident in my recommendation as one can be after watching a few YouTube clips and...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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