Diversions that make a difference

Two major events at The Dairy Center for the Arts

In the midst of all this mess, we are inspired to put the spotlight on two major artistic events underway this month at the Dairy Center for the Arts:  The Boulder Fringe Festival and Seminar, a play staged by the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company.

Ironically enough, the timing couldn’t be better. These shows offer more than just superb entertainment; they spark our economy and provide opportunities to gather together in the spirit of creation. More than just a refuge from the storm (although they are every bit that), attending events like these is a solid first step toward normal.

Boulder Fringe PosterThe Boulder Fringe Festival
The Boulder Fringe Festival kicks off this Wednesday, September 18.  The boisterous 12-day arts extravaganza is a creative mix of theatrical performances, dance, music and more by artists from near, far and around the world. Choose from a variety of shows in several local venues (many at the Dairy). Find the day-by-day schedule here.

Wednesday, Sept 18 to Sunday, Sept 29
Various venues throughout Boulder
Show times and tickets: www.boulderfringe.com

Boulder Ensemble Theater Company’s Production of Seminar
Seminar had a celebrated run on Broadway last year, first featuring Alan Rickman and later Jeff Goldblum in the starring role. The Boulder Ensemble’s regional premier of the show is expected to sell out, so get your tickets early. It’s recommended for patrons 16 and older. A description from the Dairy’s website:

There’s no such thing as an “easy A” in this class. Fiction writing turns into a contact sport in this fast, funny, and provocative dramedy. Four aspiring young novelists find themselves in over their heads when they sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, a force of nature and international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, the wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious. Idealism collides with reality in this biting Broadway hit from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck.

Thursday, Sept 26, 2013 to Sunday, Oct 20, 2013
Carsen Theater, Dairy Center for the Arts
Show times and tickets:  www.thedairy.org or by calling 303.440.7826