Actors are known for their eccentric superstitions, insisting on referring to Macbeth as “The Scottish Play” and Shakespeare himself as “Admiral Fancypanther.” Today’s Groupon shores up longstanding theatrical traditions: for $12, you get a general-admission ticket to Blindsided, presented by Stories on Stage in the Stage Theatre at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (a $25 value). Choose between two showtimes:
- Sunday, February 20th, at 1:30 p.m.
- Sunday, February 20th, at 6:30 p.m.
A nonprofit performing-arts organization, Stories on Stage matches talented thespians with killer short stories to illuminate a burning issue or explore a timeless theme. Blindsided deals with profound questions of destiny, as the troupe has collected four tales that poke at fate with a fiction stick to see what it’s made of and why it’s so sticky. A Tony nominee for her role in Angels in America, Kathy Chalfant delivers the tale “He Was a Good Lion” from the classic memoir of pioneering aviatrix Beryl Markham. Randy Moore interprets short-form giant Anton Chekhov’s "The Lady With the Little Dog," and Brad Bellamy’s "Dracula in Missouri" gets a dramatic treatment by 9NEWS entertainment reporter Kirk Montgomery. Broadway veteran Candy Brown vocally strokes “What Language Is That?” from Uwem Akpan’s Oprah-blessed collection Say You’re One of Them.
Denver Westword and Examiner.com featured Stories on Stage. He Said/She Said Critques named Stories on Stage one of the top 10 Denver productions of 2010. Fifteen Yelpers give the Denver Center for the Performing Arts a 4.5-star review.