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Quality, sustainable, and inspirational theater for our community.

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Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

May 2, 3, 4 2024

Directed by Greta Hooston

Starring: Aggie Alvez, Justin Critelli, Devon Jencks, Joan Lobeck, Jan Justis and Bill Rogers
Produced by Salida Theater Project


An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough of it. And a dead man-with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone. This is a laugh-out loud zany dark comedy that explores how we remember the dead – and how that memorialization changes us. It is the journey of a woman forced to confront her presumptions about morality, redemption, and isolation in a technologically obsessed society. Sharp and fresh: a beautiful piece of writing and theater that blends that mundane with the metaphysical.

Salida Theater Project presents Love...really?? A comedic evening of Reader's Theater: Unconventional love stories

Love…really??

February  14, 15 2024

A comedic evening of Reader’s Theater: Unconventional love stories featuring snippets from:

  • Human Events by A. R. Gurney
    Directed by Greta Hooston
  • Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang
    Directed by Devon Kasper
  • How to Transcend a Happy Marriage by Sarah Ruhl
    Directed by Allen Lane
  • Spike Heels by Theresa Rebeck
    Directed by Greg West

Pictured Are:

BACK ROW: Theresa Vosburgh, Susan McQuade, Allen Lane, Justin Critelli, Caleb Miguel, Matthew Ecker, Vincent Guiterrez, Bill Rogers

MIDDLE ROW: Tom Westrup, Leslie Matthews, Greg West, Devon Kasper

BOTTOM ROW: Greta Hooston, Elizabeth Dunn, Tina Gramann, Joan Lobeck and Aggie Alvez,
Missing from the photo is Allison Bradford

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Rocky Mountain Horror Picture Show

October 27, 28  2023

Every Brilliant Thing

Everything Brilliant

July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30  2023

Directed by Brade Bradshaw
Starring Kelsey Elyse Rodriquez 
Produced by Salida Theater Project

You’re six years old. Mom’s in the hospital. Dad says “she’s done something stupid”. She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV. 4. The color yellow. These are the first four items on a list of every brilliant thing in the world worth living for. Every Brilliant Thing is a life-affirming story of how to achieve hope through focusing on the smallest miracles of life.

Cast and crew of Every Brilliant Thing and 2 Across Front row L to R: Brade Bradshaw (director of Every Brilliant Thing), Kelsey Elyse Rodriguez, Tamsen Glazer and Justin Critelli

Cast and crew of Every Brilliant Thing and 2 Across

Back row L to R: Allen Lane (director of 2 Across), Elle Kriebel, Devon Jencks and Danica Hinerman

Front row L to R: Brade Bradshaw (director of Every Brilliant Thing), Kelsey Elyse Rodriguez, Tamsen Glazer and Justin Critelli

2 Across

2 Across

July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30  2023

By Jerry Mayer
Directed by Allen Lane
Assistant Director Leslie Matthews
Starring Justin Critelli and Devon Jencks
Produced by Salida Theater Project

Two strangers, a man and a woman, board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30am. They’re alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword. She’s an organized, sensible psychologist. He’s a free-spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses the puzzle away, she snaps, “Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don’t fail.” now he vows to finish. Described by critics as “Hilarious”, “Witty”, “Romantic” and “Wonderfully entertaining”.

Auditions for Mountain Octopus


Upcoming auditions for our next project, Mountain Octopus by Beth Kander, will take place Friday June 21st 4:00-6:00pm and Tuesday June 25th from 6:00-8:00pm
at Box of Bubbles..


 

“Every Brilliant Thing”
Directed by Brade Bradshaw
Starring Kelsey Elyse Rodriquez (from Chicago)
Produced by Salida Theater Project

You're six years old. Mom's in the hospital. Dad says “she’s done something stupid”. She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that's brilliant about the world. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV. 4. The color yellow. These are the first four items on a list of every brilliant thing in the world worth living for. Every Brilliant Thing is a life-affirming story of how to achieve hope through focusing on the smallest miracles of life.

"Every Brilliant Thing" and "2 Across" are one act plays (80-90 minutes each) with an intermission in between.

SHOW DATES: July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
LOCATION: A Church

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“2 Across”
By Jerry Mayer
Directed by Allen Lane, Assistant Director Leslie Matthews
Staring Justin Critelli and Devon Jencks (from Salida)
Produced by Salida Theater Project

Two strangers, a man and a woman, board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30am. They're alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword. She's an organized, sensible psychologist. He's a free-spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses the puzzle away, she snaps, "Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don't fail." now he vows to finish. Described by critics as "Hilarious", "Witty", "Romantic" and "Wonderfully entertaining".

"Every Brilliant Thing" and "2 Across" are one act plays (80-90 minutes each) with an intermission in between.

SHOW DATES: July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
LOCATION: A Church

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“A Destination of My Own”
By Mike Broemmel
Directed by Mike Broemmel
Staring Denver actor TGKAFG
Produced by TINTS

Colorado TINTS is proud to present "A Destination of My Own, the story of Richard Durham." A one man show about the life of an African American radio journalist who, in the 1940s, broke through the racial barriers of the "lily white industry of radio." Richard Durham was the creator and writer of Destination Freedom, a weekly radio drama that aired for two years in the 1940s. The radio serial dramatized the lives of important Black American historical figures and is described as “nothing ever before heard on radio.” The radio program strove to defeat commonplace stereotypes routinely attached to Black Americans. Richard Durham’s work has been described as an important precursor to the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movements.

SHOW DATES: July 21, 22
LOCATION: Box of Bubbles

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“I'm Harvey Milk”
By Mike Broemmel
Directed by Greg West
Starring Ben Beasely
Produced by TINTS

"I'm Harvey Milk" tells the story of the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California. Called "the most famous and most significant openly LGBT official ever elected in the United States,” Harvey Milk was described as a “visionary (who) imagined a righteous world inside his head and then he set about to create it for real, for all of us." Milk battled against anti-gay initiatives and was elected San Francisco city supervisor in 1977, sponsoring bills banning discrimination in public accommodations, housing, and employment on the basis of sexual orientation. Milk was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

SHOW DATES: July 20, 27, 28
LOCATION: Box of Bubbles

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“Into the Woods”
By James Lapine
Music by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Kyria Stange
Vocal Director Jordan Gonzalez
Produced by Sventastik Productions

Join Sventastik Productions for the incredible production of “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim! Follow some beloved fairytale characters through the woods and discover that sometimes wishes are not all that they appear to be. Directed by Kyria Stange and Vocal Director Jordan Gonzalez, this all adult cast production promises to be Sventastik’s best show yet!

SHOW DATES: July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
LOCATION: The SteamPlant Theater and Event Center

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