Hunger Artists has a new project coming up this month that I think sounds very interesting whether or not you are a history buff like I am.
Whether you agree with current U.S. Foreign policy or not, many of our friends and family are far from home in service of this country. How intriguing to be able to hear from American soldiers in other times and other places, and get their perspective on being far from their loved ones.
I will re-print the Hunger Artists release just as it was sent to me:
Letters to Home is an original Reader's Theatre production consisting of historic war letters written to the families of soldiers. Working in association with the Colorado Historical Society, adaptors Maggie Cochran and Deni-Marie Warren have compiled a selection of letters that are each tied to Colorado in a unique way, and the touching stories of war, loss, happiness and betrayal are moving and thought provoking. Letters to Home is an inspirational journey into the soul of a soldier. Their stories transcend politics and reveal in their own words the hearts and minds of those who have served their country.
Tickets are on sale now for
Letters to Home
The Byers-Evans House
1310 Bannock St.
downtown Denver next door to the Denver Art Museum
Call the Hunger Artists box office at (303) 893-5438 for reservations and information.
June 22 - July 7, 2007
Fri/Sat nights 7:30pm
Industry Night Mon. July 2nd, 7:30pm
Special Independence Day performances
Tue. July 3rd 7:30pm, Wed. July 4 6:0pm
Tickets only $16.00
($2 discount for military, students, seniors, wheelchair patrons and groups of 10 or more)
Reader's Theatre is performance art where our professional actors both read and perform. Like storytelling, Reader's Theatre creates images by suggestion that could never be realistically portrayed on stage. It is theatre of the mind, freeing both the performers and the audience from the physical limitations of conventional theater creating a unique and unforgettable experience.
Again, that sounds very interesting, and if you have a relative, a friend, or neighbor who has served this country on foreign soil or perhaps know the family of someone currently stationed overseas, this might be an evening to share with them.
Other great theatrical evenings to share with a friend, family member, or co-worker - perhaps someone who doesn't go out to live theatre much or at all:
4 Dog Sees God at the Avenue Theater through June 9th. (An excellent show, but maybe best reserved for your more open-minded friends. Or not. Make 'em think.)
4 The Mikado at the Mizel Center through June 10th. (Gilbert and Sullivan is great fun, but an operetta might not be the best choice for the theatrically uninitiated.)
4 My Fair Lady at Town Hall Arts Center through June 24th. (David Ambroson as Henry Higgins. I don't know if he was born to play this role, but he might have been.)
4 Run For Your Wife opens June 9th and runs through the 30th. (Should be very funny. You might want to wear an adult diaper. I'm just sayin'.)
4 Performance Now's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens June 22nd and runs through July 1st. (A great show for anybody who's never been to a musical before, and pretty much for anyone else, too.)
Support local theatre, and, while you're at it, take a friend.