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The Boys Next Door

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From: May 14 2016 @ 7:30 pm
To: June 11 2016 @ 10:00 pm

WHERE: @ The John Hand Theater, 7653 East 1st Place, Denver, CO 80230

Firehouse Theater Company presents "The Boys Next Door" Written by Tom Griffin Directed by Katie Mangett May 14 - June 11, 2016 Firehouse Theater Company presents "The Boys Next Door" May 14 through June 11 at the John Hand Theater/Colorado Free University, 7653 East First Place in Lowry. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $22 Adult; $20 for Students/Seniors and are available by calling 303-562-3232 or on line at www.firehousetheatercompany.com. The place is a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally disabled men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly 'burned out' young social worker named Jack. Norman, who works in a doughnut shop and is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries, takes great pride in the huge bundle of keys that dangles from his waist; Lucien P. Smith has the mind of a five-year-old but imagines that he is able to read and comprehend the weighty books he lugs about; Arnold, the ringleader of the group, is a hyperactive, compulsive chatterer, who suffers from deep-seated insecurities and a persecution complex; while Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic who is devastated by the unfeeling rejection of his brutal father, fantasizes that he is a golf pro. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where we are reminded that the disabled, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time on this earth.

Biloxi Blues at Miners Alley Playhouse

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From: May 20 2016 @ 7:30 pm
To: June 26 2016 @ 10:00 pm

WHERE: Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO 80401

Miners Alley Playhouse presents Biloxi Blues By Neil Simon Directed by Kate Gleason May 20 – June 26, 2016 Miners Alley Playhouse presents "Biloxi Blues" May 20 through June 26 at Miners Alley Playhouse,1224 Washington Avenue Golden, CO 80401. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30p.m; Sundays at 6:00 p.m. (closing Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m.). Tickets are $27 Adult/$24 Senior/$16 Child 12/Under and are available by calling 303-935-3044 or online at minersalley.com Part of Neil Simon's Eugene trilogy, "Biloxi Blues" centers on the experiences of a young army recruit, Eugene Morris Jerome, during World War II. At basic training in Biloxi, Mississippi, Eugene is determined to use his army experiences to help his writing career, and keeps detailed memoirs about his experiences. Eugene and his fellow soldiers-in-training suffer under a hard-nosed drill sergeant; deal with the terrible army food and bond over a visit to the local prostitute. Along the way, he discovers that life can be both ugly and tender.

The Stone Coat Woman: An Iroquois Tale

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From: May 21 2016 @ 11:00 am
To: June 26 2016 @ 2:30 pm

WHERE: The BiTSY Stage, 1137 South Huron Street, Denver, CO 80223.

The Stone Coat Woman is adapted from the many Iroquois stories about the stone coat giants. In our version we explore the rewards of welcoming new and different people into our lives. All people, no matter how different they may seem at first glance, share things in common including trouble in their lives and the need to rely on friends from time to time.

Hotel de Paris Museum 2016 Guided Tours

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From: May 28 2016 @ 12:00 pm
To: September 30 2016 @ 4:00 pm

WHERE: Hotel de Paris Museum 409 6th Street Georgetown, CO 80444

Visitor access to an outstanding collection of over 5,000 objects original to the site has been improved through newly developed “visible storage” located in the hotel’s 1878 commercial kitchen. Hand-painted French tableware, common kitchen tools, and pressed glassware, once stored away and hidden from public view, now help convey the dramatic tale of hotel proprietor Louis Dupuy’s rise from humble and hard-working labor camp cook to celebrated chef and renowned restaurateur. “When the unpacked furnishings are seen by the public, they will easily discover why Hotel de Paris has been described as the most complete historic parcel in Colorado,” reports the museum’s executive director Kevin Kuharic. “Famous the wide world over,” Hotel de Paris began in 1875 and is older than the State of Colorado itself. Dating from the state’s silver mining boom, the property offered a first-class French restaurant, showrooms for traveling salesmen, and luxurious lodging. The idealized French inn catered to wealthy businessmen, railroad tycoons, mining investors, and outdoor adventure seekers during the Gilded Age. A rich and storied past included visits from notable guests George and Jay Gould and such celebrated figures as the Countess Magri (the former Mrs. General Tom Thumb). However, after the Silver Panic of 1893, Hotel de Paris began a steady decline. In 1954, it was purchased and opened as a museum. Restored period rooms showcase the site’s original furnishings, which are faithfully arranged. Visitors are immersed in a setting of authenticity, which provides a fascinating window into the lives of the hotel’s proprietors, workers, builders, and guests.

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