Arts & Entertainment

‘Tempest’ to make landfall

Location, location, location.From a sandy island to a fanciful opera house, “The Tempest” has been set in many locations.Thomas Adès’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s last play had its American...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

What do they know?

DATE: Nov. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Talent pool

Traditionally, Orpheus descends into Hades searching for Eurydice. In the Merely Players production of “Metamorphoses,” Orpheus finds his beloved at the bottom of an empty swimming pool.The pool is...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Drama at blinding speed

Accidentally, “Deja Variations” followed “The Art of Acting” at the dress rehearsal Tuesday night for “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.” They were the funniest of about 30 playlets to run...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Demon barber takes the stage just in time

“Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd.” So begins the macabre musical about the Demon Barber of Fleet Street now playing at Durango High School.Dickensian in nature, the work is about revenge, but it...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Rocky’ goes Steampunk

In these parts, the Rocky Horror Show has no rivals when it comes to Halloween tradition. Even the Great Pumpkin can’t compete.Tonight’s double feature will open the fifth season of Richard...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Otello’ is Shakespeare – in Verdi style

Domestic violence. It’s older than the Bible and as fresh as the morning news.No wonder composer Giuseppe Verdi said yes to Arrigo Boito’s libretto for an opera based on Shakespeare’s “Othello.”...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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

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