THE 2013/14 SEASON
Season 16 carries on Curious’ tradition of bringing the best new plays in American theatre to Denver, the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere Rancho Mirage by Steven Dietz, Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man (winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award by the New York Outer Critics Circle), Good People (Tony Award nominated for Best New Play), and Venus in Fur (Tony Award nominated for Best Play).
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National New Play Network
Rolling World Premiere
By Steven Dietz
Directed by Artistic Company Member Christopher Leo
NOVEMBER 2 – DECEMBER 7, 2013
PREVIEWS OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 1, 2013
From the playwright of Yankee Tavern comes a World Premiere of hilarious proportions. When six longtime friends gather for one final dinner party, the evening unspools with sidesplitting surprises, alarming secrets and shocking bombshells that none of them will soon forget. Dietz’s dark comedy asks what connects us when our youth, our dreams and our last bottle of wine are gone?
THE WHIPPING MAN
By Matthew Lopez
Co-Directed by Associate Artistic Director Kate Marie Folkins & Producing Artistic Director Chip Walton
JANUARY 11 – FEBRUARY 15, 2014
PREVIEWS JANUARY 9 – 10, 2014
In the aftermath of the Civil War, a Jewish Confederate soldier returns home to discover two of his former slaves living in the ruins of his family’s once grand plantation. Bound together by faith, they reunite to celebrate Passover and confront their past, present and future. The Whipping Man is a hauntingly powerful drama about newfound freedom and the painful legacy of slavery.
By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Artistic Company Member Christy Montour-Larson
MARCH 8 – APRIL 19, 2014
PREVIEWS MARCH 6 – 7, 2014
In South Boston, good people lean on their neighbors through hardship, nights are spent playing bingo at the local church, and life is lived from paycheck to paycheck. Falling on tough times, Margie Walsh looks up a former boyfriend hoping to turn her luck – and her life – around. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire explores how a twist of fate can change a life, and whether we can ever escape our circumstances without abandoning our roots in this humor-filled story about society and class.
VENUS IN FUR
By David Ives
Directed by Producing Artistic Director Chip Walton
MAY 3 – JUNE 14, 2014
PREVIEWS MAY 1 – 2, 2014
In this darkly seductive tale, a sexy and mysterious actress shows up hours late for an audition, knowing she may have blown her chances at the role of a lifetime. But as she slowly turns the encounter into an electrifying game of cat and mouse, the stakes become erotic – and dangerous. Nominated for the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, award-winning playwright David Ives’ dark new comedy blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, and love and sex.