Curious Theatre Company has announced its 2013/14 Season. Including a World Premiere and three Regional Premieres, Season 16 introduces Denver audiences to the work of award-winning playwrights Amy Herzog and Matthew Lopez, and continues our long-standing artistic relationship with Denver-born playwright Steven Dietz.
"Our 16th season at Curious is an exhilarating ride -with twists, turns and unexpected surprises around every corner," says Producing Artistic Director Chip Walton. "The season includes some of Broadway's most recently acclaimed plays, as well as another World Premiere from one of our most produced playwrights at Curious, Steven Dietz. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements about participating artists for next season, drawn from our newly expanded artistic company."
The 2013/14 season carries on Curious' tradition of bringing the best new plays in American theatre to Denver, featuring After the Revolution by Amy Herzog (winner of the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award), 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).
AFTER THE REVOLUTION
By Amy Herzog
September 7 - October 19, 2013
Previews September 5 -6, 2013
The passionate, brilliant Emma Joseph proudly carries the torch of her family's long-held Marxist traditions by devoting her life to the memory of her legendary blacklisted grandfather. When a stunning revelation uncovers a dark secret, each member of the family must reconcile everything they thought they stood for with the shadowy truth of history.
National New Play Network
Rolling World Premiere
By Steven Dietz
November 2 - December 7, 2013
Previews October 31 - November 1, 2013
From the playwright of Yankee Tavern comes a Rolling World Premiere of hilarious proportions. When six longtime friends gather for a one final dinner party, the evening unfolds with sidesplitting surprises, alarming secrets, and shocking bombshells that none of them will soon forget. Dietz's dark comedy asks what remains between us when our youth, our dreams and our last bottle of wine is gone?
THE WHIPPING MAN
By Matthew Lopez
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 his two 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 in tough times, nights are spent playing bingo at the local church, and they live from paycheck to paycheck. Falling on hard times, Margie looks up a former boyfriend hoping to turn her luck - and her life - around. Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright David