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Neighborhood Theater

By Elisabeth Monaghan

From Sept. 6 through 23, Siobhan O’Loughlin brings her intimate solo theatrical event “Broken Bone Bathtub” to the Lakewood Glens. The show is an award-winning immersive one-person play taking place inside a bathtub – in an actual private residence.

After a serious bike accident, a young woman musters up the courage to ask for help and shares her story, exploring themes of trauma, suffering, human generosity and connection. The small-scale audience takes on the role of Siobhan's close friends, listening and sharing their own experiences, and assisting the cast-clad artist in her very real ritual of taking a bath. 

Tickets are $35. For more information, visit www.brokenbonebathtub.com.

What’s Showing At Alamo

For September, the Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4225 W. Colfax Ave., has a range of films on tap.

The DocuWest Film and Music Festival runs from Sept. 19 through 23. Presented by Ratio Beerworks, the festival will, for the first time, give local filmmakers the opportunity to participate in Micro-Docs, Colorado’s only film festival sidebar where filmmakers can work independently or in teams to create short documentaries – no more than a total of five minutes each – about almost anything they want. The films created will be shown and juried by a select panel during the festival. Three films will be awarded prizes from sponsors and businesses.

The Alamo Drafthouse website tells viewers “prepare to be hypnotized for life” by the 4K restoration of the Dario Argento classic “Suspiria” (Sept. 23, 7 p.m.). For something a little more lighthearted, fans of the film “Spaceballs” have four opportunities between Sept. 24 and 27 to enjoy a movie quote-along. Check out the website for dates and times.

For the September installation of the film/STILL series, the Alamo is screening the 2017 film “Undomesticated” presented in collaboration with Museo de Las Americas, followed by a conversation with Ana María Hernando, editor/co-director Chad Herschberger, and producer/co-director Amie Knox. (Sept 26, 6:30 p.m.) The film/STILL series, a collaboration between Alamo Drafthouse and the Clyfford Still Museum, uses film to explore both the exhibitions on view at the museum and the wider world of art and culture.

Special screenings to check out at the Alamo Drafthouse during the month of October include a “Selena” movie party (Oct. 1, 7:15 p.m.); “Endless Poetry,” which details Alejandro Jodorowsky’s life from the time he left the Chilean coastal town of Tocopilla for Santiago at the age of 9, through his decision to move to France when he was in his 20s (Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.); “A Good Hostage is Hard to Find,” with director and actor Pat Healy (Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.); and RMCAD’s presentation of Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” (Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.)

Additionally, to celebrate the release of his new book, “True Indie: Life and Death in Filmmaking,” Don Coscarelli will be on hand for a special screening of “Phantasm,” followed by a live Q&A (Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.). 

For details on any of these films, or to purchase tickets, visit drafthouse.com/Denver.

Rodents To Rescue Katie’s Conservation Fund

On Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m., Rodents of Unusual Size will perform their improv comedy show to benefit the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund, a nonprofit established to help promote endangered animal conservation initiatives in honor of Katie Adamson and all of her animal dreams.

Next month, proceeds from the Rodent’s Nov. 3 show will benefit the Living Spectrum. Both shows will take place at the Wheat Ridge Grange, 3850 High Court, Wheat Ridge. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5. (Families with three or more pay only $15 total.)

For more information, visit www.coloradoimprov.com.