Arts & Entertainment

FLC, Arts Center stage contemporary plays

Once again, another weekend bubbles over with conflicting arts events. If you plan carefully, you can see all the new plays that launch the fall season at the college and the arts center. In...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering to kick off Sept. 29

Mosey on downtown starting Thursday for the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering. The four-day celebration will offer residents and visitors a look into cowboy and Western culture. Now in its 28th year,...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Acclaimed playwright Edward Albee dies at 88

NEW YORK – Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88. Albee challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as “Who’s Afraid of...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango High School’s Troupe 1096 kicking off season

The theater department at Durango High School was a flurry of activity after school on Tuesday. Members of the school’s Troupe 1096 are in the early stages of rehearsals for their first production...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Wendie Malick, Dan Lauria to perform ‘The Guys’ in Durango

As we prepare to recognize the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, and the sacrifices first responders made that day – and every day – two events will be held in Durango to help observe the occasion. ...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

DAC presents provocative Shepard play

At the beginning of Sam Shepard’s “Fool for Love,” Eddie (Jason Lythgoe) nervously tells May (Joy Kilpatrick): “I’m not going anywhere.” Perched in a seedy desert motel, they already seem nowhere –...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Sam Shepard’s tale of love, hate, Old West playing at Durango Arts Center

Sam Shepard’s sexually-charged play, “Fool for Love’ opened Friday night in the Durango Arts Center Theatre. It’s a tale of love, hate and the dying myths of the Old West told in a motel room on...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Sam Shepard’s ‘Fool for Love’ opens at Durango Arts Center

Sam Shepard’s sexually-charged play, “Fool for Love’ will be opening Friday night in the Durango Arts Center Theatre. It’s a tale of love, hate and the dying myths of the Old West told in a motel...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Miss Saigon’ to appear on movie screens before Broadway

NEW YORK – American audiences will get the rare chance to catch a sneak peek of the new “Miss Saigon” before it opens on Broadway next spring. They just have to go to a movie theater. A filmed...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Time for the big show

A month ago, local comedy troupe Durango DOT Comedy put out the call for people interested in learning the ins and outs of improv. At the end of the four-week program, participants were to be...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Paula Poundstone to perform at Community Concert Hall

The thing about comedian Paula Poundstone: Even during the course of a fairly standard interview – and a relatively early-morning one at that – she’s really, really funny. Poundstone will be...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Found space finds Merely Players in new venue

Surprising us again, Mona Wood-Patterson has found another new location to put on a play – the Durango Public Library. Inspired by the idea that if you change a venue you change experience,...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts