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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Theater review: “Native Gardens” a fun and furious battle of the neighbors at the Denver Center by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

Different approaches to gardening are merely the seedlings for what will bloom into a timely tussle about entitlement and the American Dream, ethnicity and discrimination, compromise and dig…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Review: Ricketson’s “The Great Leap” scores with a tale of hoop dreams and hardwood diplomacy by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

The history-teasing "The Great Leap" takes an imaginative vault over the decades through the story of a hungry Chinese-American 17-year-old basketball player.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Review: In The Dairy Center’s “Guards at the Taj,” a sharp comedy meets grisly carnage by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company's production poses resonant questions about the relationship of powerful patrons and artists, of imperial (and imperious) leaders and regular folk.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

In Curious Theatre’s “Detroit ’67,” a dream deferred explodes by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

"Detroit '67" focuses on a tumultuous time in black America, but it's more than a lament.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Kennedy: In a sea of Denver holiday shows, we still circle back to the classic “A Christmas Carol” by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

Whether you wish to be be happily haunted  or cheekily taunted or some quite other state --  there's likely a show for that.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Theater review: One-woman show “Hi-Hat Hattie” touts the legacy of an African American pioneer in Hollywood by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

The one-woman play explores the life of Denver's own Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Oscar.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Theater review: Buntport’s “Edgar Allan Poe is Dead and So Is My Cat” by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

There's high-brow, middle-brow and low. And then there's the often arched-brow shenanigans of Buntport.

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Theater review: “The Rape of the Sabine Women” enlists broad stereotypes by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

In an effort to teach a lesson about opposites, a high school teacher opens a blackboard to reveal a triptych reproduction of Jacques-Louis David's "The Intervention of the Sabine Women."

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Theater review: “Smart People” at the Ricketson is funny, observant and biting by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

The introductions of its four characters at the start of "Smart People" are vivid, swift, instructive.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Theater review: Patience pays off in the aching “Birds of North America” by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

The fall foliage in “Birds of North America” will outlast Colorado’s own blast of color by a few weeks. Scenic designer Tina Anderson’s set — a small shed off to one side, a brace …

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Review: Buell’s musical comedy “Something Rotten!” is delightfully absurd by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

It's hard to envision an audience member slinking out of this romp.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Review: “The Revolutionists” in Boulder sets the bar for ensembles this theater season by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

The historical comedy opens the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company's 12th season.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Review: Arvada Center goes beautifully spare with emotional “A Chorus Line” by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

Admired for its consistently rich production values, the Arvada Center has gone beautifully spare with its season opener.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hard-knock life? Performance of “Annie” by cast with disabilities adds heft, power to classic story by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

The Colorado-based Phamaly Theatre Company has burnished its artistic reputation by selecting shows that resonate -- intellectually and emotionally -- with the many facets of disability.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

CU Shakespeare Festival flips “Hamlet” on its head with female lead by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

Many have read Hamlet's melancholy and brooding inaction as feminine traits. A female Hamlet makes the play seem less entangled with ambivalence.

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