The Sopris Theatre Company at Colorado Mountain College opens its 2016-17 season Sept. 16 with “A Resume for Immortality,” written and performed by Gary Ketzenbarger, theater program coordinator for the company, as well associate professor of speech and theater and a tai chi instructor at the college.
Performed in New York City at the United Solo Theatre Festival, the world’s largest solo theater festival, the play focuses on tai chi as Taoism in action. The actual life depicted is the playwright’s own, which illustrates the redemptive value of tai chi.
Performance dates of “A Resume for Immortality” at Spring Valley are Sept. 16-17 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. The solo performance is directed by Brad Moore.
The remaining shows of the season include:
- “Boeing Boeing” (Oct. 21-23 and 27-30) – This 1960s French comedy by Marc Camoletti follows the antics of swinging bachelor Bernard as he manages to carry on with three stewardesses separately until they all land in Paris simultaneously. Translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans, and directed by Brad Moore.
- “The Seafarer” (Dec. 2-4 and 8-11) – This chilling play about Ireland and myth focuses on Sharky Harkin, his blind brother, a few old drinking buddies and a mysterious guest. Written by Conor McPherson and directed by G. Thomas Cochran.
- “Sixteen Wounded” (Feb. 17-19 and 23-26) – In this play told with humor and heart-wrenching honesty, a Jewish baker and a young Palestinian develop a friendship. Written by Eliam Kraiem and directed by Wendy S. Moore.
- “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (April 14-15, 20-23) – A charming rogue clashes with the head nurse of a mental institution, illustrating the battle between repressive and rebellious wills. By Dale Wasserman from the Ken Kesey novel. Directed by Wendy Tennis.
- Student workshop production (April 27) – original works by CMC theater students.
Tickets can be reserved now at coloradomtn.edu/cmc-theatre. For more information go to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 947-8177. Single tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for students, seniors, staff and faculty. All performances are at the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley.
Season tickets for adults are also available for $60 ($40 for seniors, students and CMC faculty and staff), and can be purchased at eventbrite.com. Season ticket holders get reserved, preferred seating at each performance and acknowledgment in Sopris Theatre Company programs.