Shakespeare season is nigh, ‘Twilight Zone, A Parody’ in Lafayette and more – Boulder Daily Camera

Animal Farm Stage version of George Orwell’s biting satire, through May 21, Arvada Center for the Arts, 6900 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada; $45; arvadacenter.org.

Ann A no-holds barred portrait of Texas Governor Ann Richards, through May 5, Cherry Creek Theater Company, Mizel Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver; $26-$42; cherrycreektheatre.org.

Blue Ridge A progressive high school teacher spends six months in a church-sponsored halfway house, through June 5, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden; $17-$45; minersalley.com.

choir boy Gospel musical about a gay student in conflict, through May 29, Denver Center Theater Company, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver; $30-$71; denvercenter.org.

A Doll’s House Early 20th-century domestic drama that still resonates, through May 1, Upstart Crow Theater Company, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $21-$25; thedairy.org.

Flyin’ West Drama about black women who forged new lives following the Civil War, through May 7, Firehouse Theater Company, John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st St., Denver; $25; firehousetheatercompany.com.

Heart Richard World-premiere comedy about Shakespeare’s complicated villain Richard III and all his fans, through April 30, Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver; $(nameyourprice); buntport.com.

Liar Adaptation of a French farce, through May 22, Arvada Center for the Arts, 6900 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada; $45; arvadacenter.org.

Local Lab Three new plays receive concert readings, through April 23, Local Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $30; thedairy.org.

A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream Abridged version of Shakespeare’s comedy, April 23, DCPA’s Shakespeare in the Park, Flatiron Crossing Mall, 1 West Flatiron Crossing, Superior; free; denvercenter.org.

The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes An average man wakes up and discovers his life has become a musical, through April 23, BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; $65-$70; bdtstage.org.

The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong From missed lines to falling props, everything goes wrong, through May 22, Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora; $20-$38; vintagetheatre.org.

The Other Josh Cohen Rock ‘n’ roll romantic musical comedy, through May 1, DCPA Theatre, Garner Galleria Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver; $45; denvercenter.org.

They Promised Her the Moon Story of Jerrie Cobb and a group of female would-be astronauts, through April 24, CU Department of Theatre, Loft Theatre, University Theater Building; $18; cupresents.org.

Stick Fly Play that explores the interconnectedness of race and class, through May 19, Arvada Center, 6900 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada; $45; arvadacenter.org.

Twilight Zone, A Parody Episodes of the famous 1950s/60s TV show are lovingly recreated, through May 14, Theater Company of Lafayette, Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson St., Lafayette; $18-$23; tclstage.org.

You Will Get Sick Play about learning to live in your own body, through May 14, Benchmark Theater Company, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood, benchmarktheatre.com.

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The Alchemist One-night-only performance of Shakespeare contemporary Ben Johnson’s satire, Aug. 2, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre, CU, Boulder; $25-$56; cupresents.org.

All’s Well That Ends Well Coming-of-age romp set in 1950s France, June 18-Aug. 6, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, University Theater, CU, Boulder; $20-$67; cupresents.org.

The Book of Will Contemporary play that pays tribute to the friends who helped publish Shakespeare’s plays after his death, July 2-Aug. 6, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Mary Rippon Outdoor Theater, CU, Boulder; $22-$81; cupresents.org.

Coriolanus Shakespeare’s political drama about a soldier, common people and polarizing times, July 16-Aug. 7, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, University Theater, CU, Boulder; $19-$64; cupresents.org.

Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull Dixie Longate shares lessons learned in this one-person comedy, June 22-July 17, DCPA, Garner Galleria Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver; $46-$80; denvercenter.org.

Epic Proportions Comedy about the filming of a Biblical epic in the 1930s, May 6-21, Coal Creek Theater of Louisville, Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave., Louisville; $23-$25; cctlouisville.org.

Good Day Sunshine Favorite Beatles stories and songs are performed, May 1, Stories on Stage, Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver; $22; storiesonstage.org.

Quixote New Tejano musical about becoming the hero of your own story, May 13-June 12, Denver Center Theater Company, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver; $30-$69; denvercenter.org.

Theater of the Mind David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar-created immersive theater piece world premiere, Aug. 31-Dec. 18, DCPA, York Street Yards, 3887 Steele St., Denver; theateroftheminddenver.com.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona Two pals find themselves at odds over the same gal, June 5-Aug. 7, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Mary Rippon Outdoor Theater, CU, Boulder; $22-$81; cupresents.org.

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