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The Triumph of Love


Book: James Magruder | Lyrics: Susan Birkenhead | Music: Jeffrey Stock

Directed by Alex Romberg

Greek princess, Leonide, falls for Agis, the heir to the kingdom Leonide's family took over. To win him, she disguises herself as a boy and deals with Agis's uncle and aunt, who favor reason over passion, in this musical adaptation of the Marivaux farce.

Rated: PG13 for sexual references.


The Complete History of America (Abridged)


By Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor

Directed by Mellisa Taylor

600 Years of History in 6000 Seconds. From the writers who brought you The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged). “From Washington to Watergate, from New World to New World Order – The Complete History of America (abridged) is a ninety-minute rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History, reminding us that it’s not the length of your history that matters – it’s what you’ve done with it!”

Rated: PG-13 for comic depictions of violence, mild innuendo, and bawdy language.


Fuente Ovejuna


By Lope de Vega

Directed by Maru Garcia

First published in 1619, the play is based upon a historical incident that took place in the village of Fuenteovejuna in 1476. While under the command of the ruthless Commander Guzmán, the mistreated villagers banded together and killed him. When a magistrate sent by the King arrived to investigate, the villagers, even under the pain of torture, responded only by saying "Fuenteovejuna did it."

Rated: PG13 for descriptions & depictions of physical and sexual violence.


Bad Jews


By Joshua Harmon

Directed by Selena A. Naumoff

Bad Jews is a dark comedy. After a beloved grandfather dies in New York, leaving a treasured piece of religious jewelry that he succeeded in hiding even from the Nazis during the Holocaust, cousins fight over not only the family heirloom, but their "religious faith, cultural assimilation, and even the validity of each other's romances.

Rated: R for strong language & adult themes.


A Manny for Us


by James P. Hayes

Directed by Geri Crawley

WORLD PREMIERE. Join Peter and David as they navigate hiring their first live-in help and what it means to interview and consider having a stranger move into their happy home. Share the laughs, heart breaks, and moments of tenderness as these two “Golden Boys” chart a course to maintain independence in their senior years by hiring, not a nanny, but a male housekeeper (a “Manny”) for two very particular, married, gay seniors.

Rated: R for sexual topics and language.


                X Minus One                

Sundays 10/06-10/27

by Assorted Authors

Directed by Geri Crawley

X Minus One was originally an American science fiction radio drama series that was broadcast from April 24, 1955, to January 9, 1958. Known for high production values in adapting stories from the leading American authors of the era, X Minus One has been described as one of the finest offerings of American radio drama and one of the best science fiction series in any medium. Wheat Ridge Theatre Company is proud to present “radio theatre” presentations of multiple episodes on Sunday afternoons in October. Rated: G.




by Anthony Horowitz

Directed by Selena A. Naumoff (or Dan Marquardt)

Mindgame is a psychological thriller set in a mental hospital. A writer of "true crime" stories arrives at an experimental hospital for the criminally insane, with the hope of interviewing a serial killer for a new book. He meets the hospital director but things don't seem quite right. The longer the writer remains, the stranger things get.

Rated: PG13.


Scrooge in Rouge


Book & Lyrics by Ricky Graham | Original Music Composed by Jefferson Turner

Directed by Mellisa Taylor

This quick-change, cross-dressing version of the Charles Dickens classic is set in a Victorian music hall. The 20-member theatre company beset with food poisoning has only three surviving members to perform A Christmas Carol. The undaunted trio gamely face missed cues, ill-fitting costumes, and solving the problem of having no one to play Tiny Tim. Done in the style of British Music Hall, SCROOGE IN ROUGE abounds in bad puns, bawdy malapropisms, naughty double-entendres, and witty songs. A raucous holiday treat!

Rated: P

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