Sopris Theatre Company at Colorado Mountain College will present its first production of the season when “Hope and Gravity” lights up the stage at CMC Spring Valley Oct. 18-27.

Hope and Gravity cast inside an elevator

How do you perform a stage play inside an elevator? From left, Michael Banks, Christina Cappelli, Joshua Adamson and James Steindler rehearse for Sopris Theatre Company’s “Hope and Gravity.” The play runs Oct. 18-27. Photo Scot Gerdes

Nine people’s lives intersect in surprising ways when a big-city elevator dislodges and crashes. It’s all here – comedy and tragedy, love and sex – in offices, homes and hotel rooms. Jill longs for Steve, who’s engaged to Barb, who hooks up with Peter, who’s having an affair with Nan. Marty’s married to Nan and subscribes to “Elevator World.” Meanwhile, nine floors above the ground Douglas meets Tanya, who’s hoping to get pregnant with Hal – and a little miracle changes hands.

Written by Michael Hollinger and directed by Brad Moore, the play features five regional actors, most playing multiple roles. Cast members are Josh Adamson, Michael Banks, Christina Cappelli, Bostyn Elswick and James Steindler.

Curtain for “Hope and Gravity” will be 7 p.m. Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 25-26. Matinee performances will run at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27, all at the New Space Theatre, Calaway Academic Building at CMC Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114.

Admission is $18 for adults and $13 for seniors as well as CMC students, employees and graduates.

Season tickets are now available for Sopris Theatre Company’s 2019-20 season, which runs through April. Season ticket holders receive reserved seating and discounted pricing. Individual tickets and season tickets are available at or by emailing

For more information, contact Brad Moore at 970-947-8187 or, or visit