The Play's the Thing

Cheaper, faster, more fun than Shakespeare!

In March of this year, stage director and producer, Brenda Cook Ritenour, launched OFF THE SHELF, a play-reading series designed to breathe life into plays that are produced rarely, if ever, in Denver. This month, Ritenour teams up with ArtSkool, (Fresh City Life's newest community event centered on the visual and performing arts of Denver) to bring you two exciting events!

Our Country's Good

by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center
Monday, June 6, 6-8 p.m.

This is a fascinating play about the first convicts sent to Botany Bay in Australia in the 1780's and their production of The Recruiting Officer by George Farquahar. There are wonderful conversations about the nature of art and its role in society, plus some juicy roles.

BONUS: this is a community reading - that means everyone who attends can be an actor! We will have scripts for all and you will be welcome to grab a part!!! (but you can play the role of audience if you prefer)

Please register with Fresh City Life so we have enough scripts.

Act a Lady

by Jordan Harrison
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center
Monday, June 20, 6-8 p.m.

This is a beautiful script about what happens when the men of a small Prohibition-era town decide to put on a play dressed in "fancy-type women-type clothes" affecting the entire community in surprising ways.

This will be a professional reading featuring some of Denver's favorite actors including Jude Moran, Michael Morgan, Megan Van De Hay, Jessica Austgen and Lisa Rosenhagen. RSVP to attend.

Put a little drama in your daily routine!

Written by Chris on June 2, 2011

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