Some of you may have read about Buntport's generosity in donating the proceeds of one of their performances of The Musketeer to benefit fellow Denver theatre company Paragon. That performance will be tonight at 8:00 pm. This is an opportunity to support two local theatre companies in one night.
On a related subject, The Crossroads Theater -- where Paragon is currently hanging its proverbial hat -- has its own producing company and opens this weekend with Manhattan's Last Fight, an original play by promising local playwright Jonson Y. Kuhn and featuring the talents of Ariana Griffith, Rich Sater, and Dayna Smith, among others. Also, look for a brief return to the stage of a certain bad wolf blogger in the title role of Bobby Manhattan.
It's been about five years since I've been on stage -- preferring the comfort of the director's chair to the smell of the greasepaint, as it were. However, this is a very good script, and I just couldn't pass on the opportunity.
So check out The Musketeer tonight, then come see Manhattan's Last Fight on a Friday Saturday or Sunday through September 7th.
I might even sign a beer can for you. (That will make more sense when you see the show -- as will my pun about "brief return.")