Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., presents: Regional premiere of Love Child,
a new comedy by Daniel Jenkins and Robert Stanton about a neurotic, down-on-his-heels
actor/playwright opening his new adaptation of an obscure Euripides comedy in a
smelly former sausage factory in Brooklyn.
Plays Fri. & Sat., June 8-July
7, 7:30p.m., plus Sun., 18, 2p.m., and Mon., 19,
7:30p.m. Info/tickets ($10-25): 303-321-5925; avenuetheater.com.
Theater Company, 717 Lipan
St., presents: The Roast Beef Situation, a comic commemoration of the
clown Carlo Delpini, thrown into a London prison in
1787 for saying the words “roast beef” onstage, in violation of the Licensing
Act. Plays Thur., Fri. & Sat., 8p.m., through June 16, plus Sun., June 3
& 10, 3p.m. Pay-what-you-can night June 4. Closing night food-and-wine
reception $20. Info/tickets ($13-16): buntport.com,
Cherry Creek Theatre Company, at Shaver Ramsey Showroom, 2414 E. 3rd Ave.,
presents: A Grand Night for Singing, a musical revue of Richard Rodgers
and Oscar Hammerstein II’s blockbuster musicals Oklahoma, South
Pacific, The King & I, and The Sound of Music, as well as
lesser known works. Opens June 6 and plays Fri. & Sat., 7:30p.m., and Sun., 6:30p.m., through July 1. Tickets ($30/$50
pair): 303-800-6578, cherrycreektheatre.org.
Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St., presents: Regional premiere of Red,
John Logan’s Tony Award-winning depiction of renowned painter Mark Rothko’s
struggle to complete the Seagram Murals for the Four Seasons in New York
City, exploring the nuances of creativity and inspiration, and the intersection
of art and commerce. Plays Thur.-Sat., 8p.m., and
Sun., 2p.m., through June 16.
Tiger’s Tale, Colorado Chamber
Players’ presentation of Bruce Adolphe’s musical workThe Tiger’s Ear: Listening to Abstract Expressionist Painting, paired
with readings of writings that inspired him, at 1p.m., prior to the Sun., June
10, performance. Free with paid Red ticket.
Tickets available at curioustheatre.org or by calling 303-623-0524.
Spotlight Theatre Company, at John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Place,
Beau Jest, James Sherman’s comedy of a young Jewish girl
who hires an actor to pretend to be her fictitious Jewish doctor boyfriend to
placate her parents, only to fall for him, much to the chagrin of her actual
WASP beau; Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30p.m.; Sundays
at 6:30p.m. Ends June 30. Info/tickets ($18-20): 720-880-8727, thisisspotlight.org.