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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Denver-raised playwright Max Posner’s “The Treasurer” is golden by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

"The Treasurer" is at times funny. It is also consistently smart -- as in intelligent, but also as in this is going to hurt some.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 09:12AM
Friday, June 18, 2021

Su Teatro and Control Group deliver local history with vision and verve in these two plays by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

Productions "The War of the Flowers" and "After the Flood" from Su Teatro and Control Group deliver local history with vision and verve.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:24PM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

At Westminster’s historic Shoenberg Farm, a play that’s part ghost story, part time travel by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

In the early 1900s, after the death of his only child, Louis Shoenberg funded the building of a sanatorium and farm for tuberculosis patients at the behest of National Jewish Hospital.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 09:06AM
Monday, May 3, 2021

Remembering Lucy Roucis, who lit up Denver theaters with her skill, humor and humanity by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

"I think a true artist takes what they're given at any given moment and is able to use it to craft something profound. Lucy was a true artist."

SOURCE: Denver Post at 04:33PM

Three Colorado theater leaders took the reigns just as the pandemic and Black Lives Matter upended America by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

"'Are we just a building with some objects in it? Or are we more than that? Are we a conversation? Are we a lifestyle? Are we a cultural engine?' That's what I came in with. So then when we …

SOURCE: Denver Post at 04:33PM

Theater review: The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s ambitious “CO2020” deserves applause by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

One of the most gentle (but profoundly painful)  moments in the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company's omnibus piece "CO2020" comes when musician Jukka La Pert Pawley talks about how the killin…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 04:33PM
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Colorado theater in the time of Black Lives Matter: A new reckoning, in five acts by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

"The best way to signal that we really do stand with the community is we do the work to transform ourselves. We do the work from the inside out. So that when we can turn the lights back on o…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:42PM
Friday, October 9, 2020

A Zoom play, but make it political: Curious Theatre jumps into the digital stage with “Hillary and Clinton” by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

The play unfolds in New Hampshire, where Hillary's primary campaign has traveled after the candidate came in a very, very close third behind John Edwards in the Iowa caucuses but noticeably …

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:48PM
Friday, October 2, 2020

There’s true on-a-stage-and-everything theater happening in Denver, and it will make you laugh by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

While the musical revue makes winking sport of social-distancing protocols, the Aurora Fox does not.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:18PM
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

This is the most interesting time to see local theater in Colorado. (Yes, really!) by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

The coronavirus outbreak makes this a season unlike any other.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:56AM
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Cleo Parker Robinson marks its 50th anniversary with virtual show by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

"I have been choreographing for over 60 years. All know is how to touch the body or move the body. This is going to be really difficult and really painful."

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:36PM
Friday, August 14, 2020

How Denver’s internationally-known Phamaly Theatre is surviving the coronavirus crisis by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

How does a small theatre company survive a global pandemic? Resiliency.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:12PM
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020

#ArtFindsUs takes performance art to the people — on a flatbed truck and in pedicabs by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

This arts-on-wheels program began in April, when K Contemporary gallery owner Doug Kacena answered the coronavirus pandemic's challenges by putting mural-size paintings on panel trucks and s…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:41AM
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Denver Center for Performing Arts cancels entire 2020-21 Theatre Company season by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

"I think we'll find our way back; it's just going to be messier road than any of us hoped."

SOURCE: Denver Post at 06:32PM
Friday, February 21, 2020

Review: “Shockheaded Peter” is a macabre (and must-see) dark fairy tale musical by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

If it sounds mad and macabre, it is. It is also more than a little beguiling.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:11PM
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Colorado New Play Summit: Denver’s coolest glance behind the curtain by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

Colorado New Play Summit 2020 is Denver's coolest glance behind the curtain at local and national theater performances.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:36PM
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Review: In the world premiere of “Twenty50,” Mexican-American identity and politics collide by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

Tony Meneses' provocative, near-future drama "Twenty50" dwells in the thorny space in which the more things change, the more they stir up the same old problems.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:48PM
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Guns take center stage in all-female play “The Secretary” at Curious Theatre by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

With no one owning up to any mayhem, "The Secretary" leaves us with the sense that we don't own guns; they very nearly possess us.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:42PM
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Review: The accent is on the hilarious at the Denver Center’s “Twelfth Night” by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

Tom Hagerman of Denver-based band DeVotchKa composed the original music for the show.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:06PM
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Review: Cherry Creek Theatre’s “Tuesdays With Morrie” is a warm, familiar treat by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

The production, based on the book by Mitch Albom, runs through Nov. 24

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:42PM
Saturday, November 2, 2019

Racism, white fragility and cluelessness: “Flame Broiled. or the ugly play” tackles it all by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

Review: Local Theater Company's "Flame Broiled. or the ugly play" at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, written and directed by Rodney Hicks.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:12PM
Saturday, October 5, 2019

Review: Denver Center’s “Doll’s House” and “Doll’s House, Part 2” pack one-two gut punch by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

A review of Ibsen's "Doll's House" and Hnath's "Doll's House, Part 2" in repertory at The Ricketson Theatre

SOURCE: Denver Post at 12:01PM
Friday, September 20, 2019

Dear reader: Cheryl Strayed fans should catch Boulder Ensemble’s “Tiny Beautiful Things” by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

If you loved "Dear Sugar" -- or Cheryl Strayed's "Wild" -- this play is a must-see.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:48AM
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Review: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s “Bright Star” strikes a chord at Arvada Center by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

This one will tug at your heartstrings - or banjo strings. Or mandolin ...

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:12AM
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019

Theater review: “Fairfield” at Miners Alley is an ouchy-funny race comedy by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

At Fairfield Elementary, a young, white teacher, Ms. Kaminski, has a lot of ideas for celebrating February's Black History Month, each dicier than the next.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 04:12PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

New-to-Denver film fest highlights filmmakers of color this weekend at Newman Center by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

Grab your bag of popcorn and head to the Newman Center this week.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:49AM
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Theater review: Something is missing from “Anna Karenina” at the Denver Center by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

Set in the 1870s, "Anna Karenina" is the story of two romances, entwined and vexed.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 09:32PM
Friday, February 1, 2019

Theater review: Lovely, complicated, bloodied truth of DCPA’s “Last Night and the Night Before” unfolds subtly by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

Ten-year-old Sam and her parents are the fractured family at the heart of Donnetta Lavinia Grays' loving, richly performed drama, receiving its world premiere at the Denver Center's Ricketso…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 05:36PM

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Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards