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Neighborhood Theater

By Elisabeth Monaghan

The Edge Theater winds down its 2017 season with two plays. “A Delicate Balance” opened on Oct. 6 and runs through Nov. 5. Written by Edward Albee, the play tells the story of middle-aged couple Agnes (Martha Harmon Pardee) and Tobias (Kevin Hart), whose complacent lives are shattered when longtime friends Harry (Steve Emily) and Edna (Abby Apple Boes) arrive on their doorstep. This play earned Albee his first Pulitzer Prize in 1967

With “A Delicate Balance,” Pardee makes her debut at the Edge Theatre. She has worked as a voice-over artist for 25 years, recording books for the Library of Congress, narrating books for the blind as well as many books available on Goodreads. (She has recorded more than 1,700 full-length books.) Pardee also is known for her work in the films “The One Who Loves You” (2013) and “Bad Kid” (2013).

For the final show of the 2017 season, Edge owners Rick and Patty Yaconis commissioned local playwright and artistic council member Josh Hartwell to write “Resolutions” – “a different kind of holiday story.”

“In a season of Christmas Carols and Wonderful Lives, you will find only one show about ringing in the New Year!” explains the Edge Theater’s website. “’Resolutions’ is currently in development and we can't wait to share it with our Edge audiences - the first on the world to see it!”

Rick Yaconis will direct the play, which will run from Dec. 1 to 31.

To purchase tickets, visit www.theedgetheater.com.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s October Offerings

Throughout the month of October, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Denver will screen horror films and cult classics with movie parties including “Ghostbusters,” “The Craft,” “The Addams Family” and “Beetlejuice.”

On Oct. 18, Gabrielle Union will participate via Skype to discuss her first novel “We’re Going to Need More Wine” around a screening of “Bring It On.” Also on Oct. 18, Osgood Perkins will introduce a screening of his film, “The Blackcoat’s Daughter,” at Sloans Lake and will participate in a post-screening discussion.

For details or to purchase tickets, visit www.drafthouse.com/denver.