By Elisabeth Monaghan
In keeping with the Edge Theater’s desire to showcase new and original work, the theater commissioned Edge Artistic Council member Josh Hartwell to write a “different kind of holiday story.” An award-winning and internationally produced playwright, Hartwell has written plays for Curious Theatre Company’s “Denver Stories” since 2005. He has been a mentor and instructor for young playwrights with Curious New Voices since 2008 and with The Denver Center for Performing Arts since 2014.
The Edge Theater’s website describes the resulting play, “Resolutions,” this way: “In a season of Christmas Carols and Wonderful Lives, you will find only one show about ringing in the New Year!”
Directed by Edge Artistic Director Rick Yaconis, “Resolutions” will run Dec. 1 through 31. The Edge Theater will announce its 2018 season in early December.
For more information, visit www.theedgetheater.com.
Special Screenings, Events at Alamo
While the holidays may be considered the most wonderful time of the year, the Alamo Drafthouse recognizes every season as special, which may be why the theater chain consistently offers an impressive selection of special screenings. During November and December, the Alamo Drafthouse Denver has a lineup that should appeal to almost any filmophile.
As part of its recently forged partnership with the Clyfford Still Museum and the film/STILL series of art films and films about art, the Alamo Drafthouse will present “The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography” on Nov. 15.
On Nov. 27, the theater will celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” with a movie party. This is one of those events at the theater that actually encourages audiences to talk during the film – as long as the talking is people quoting their favorite lines of the film out loud and in unison. Audience members will receive themed props to use during the screening.
As part of its mission to participate in and give back to their community, the theater has will host a screening on Nov. 19 of “The Last Starfighter.” All proceeds from this event will benefit Extra Life and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
On Dec. 3, the Alamo Drafthouse will screen Jared Moshe’s 2017 film “The Ballad of Lefty Brown,” which stars Bill Pullman and Peter Fonda. Following the film will be a live stream Q&A session with Moshe and Pullman. (Yes, this is an opportunity to have a live chat with Bill Pullman!)
These are just a few of the special events the theater has on deck for the next few weeks. To find out more about them or to see what other films and special screenings the Alamo Drafthouse has in store, visit www.alamodrafthouse.com/denver.