Theater & Theology 2019

Theater & Theology 2019

What is Theater & Theology?

A fun night out with Saint Peter friends to watch a play together and have a theological talk-back after the show with the cast and crew. The plays and discussions can challenge and stimulate our faith in a unique way.

When and where is Theater & Theology?

It is on selected Tuesday evenings. All shows begin at 6:30 pm in various theaters at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

How much does Theater & Theology cost and how do I pay?

All shows are just $35 per ticket. Please drop off a check in the main office at least two weeks in advance of the show you wish to see. Put T&T and the show name in the memo line.

How do I sign up for Theater & Theology?

There are two ways to sign up. Please note the reservation deadline dates below.

1. Sign-up for shows individually on the Sign-Up sheets that will be on the doors leading to the Narthex before each show. Look for reminders in the weekly newsletter.

2. Complete this form for all the shows you want to attend and put in Jeanne Maloney’s church mailbox.

You may make a one-time payment for all shows or payment needs to be made within two weeks of individual performance. Please drop off a check to the church office with T&T and the show names in the memo line.

What is the show schedule?

Last Night and the Night Before - Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Ricketson Theatre

When Monique and her 10-year-old daughter Samantha show up unexpectedly on her sister’s Brooklyn doorstep, it shakes up Rachel and her partner Nadima’s orderly New York lifestyle. Monique is on the run from deep trouble and brings their family’s Southern roots with her, grabbing hold of Rachel’s life more ferociously than she could have ever imagined. Poetic, powerful and remarkably funny, this 2017 Colorado New Play Summit featured play explores the struggle between the responsibilities that are expected of us and the choices we actually end up making

Anna Karenina - Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Stage Theatre

This lush, modern adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece brings the romantic backdrop of Tsarist Russia to life in a heart-wrenching tale of passion and betrayal, dreams chased and lost, and a love that’s worth risking everything.

Love holds the power to bind us together or tear us apart, and no one knows better than Countess Anna Karenina. As a noblewoman and socialite, her glamorous lifestyle shrouds her unhappy marriage. But everything changes when she meets the dashing army officer Count Vronsky. She risks her social status, marriage, friends and family for the thrill of forbidden love. Anna Karenina uses the romantic backdrop of Tsarist Russia to tell a turbulent tale of passion and betrayal, dreams chased and lost, and the consequences of getting swept off your feet. Helmed by Artistic Director Chris Coleman, this lush, modern adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece brings the opulent setting and heart-wrenching story to life.

The Whistleblower - Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Space Theatre

For screenwriter Eli, an offer to finally create his own TV show should be the ultimate culmination of his goals, but instead shocks him into wondering why he had those dreams in the first place. Armed with a new sense of spiritual clarity, he sets out on a quest to serve up some hard truths to his coworkers, family, exes and friends. What could possibly go wrong? A lively world premiere about the lies we tell to protect ourselves and how the tiniest gestures can have deep impact on those around us. Written by Itamar Moses, author of The Band’s Visit, which received ten 2018 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Sweat - Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Space Theatre

For the people of Reading, Pennsylvania, work is so much more than a paycheck—it’s the glue that holds the town together. The floor of their central factory is where lifelong friendships are made, where love blossoms and where family members work side-by-side. But as layoffs become the new norm and a cheaper workforce threatens the viability of the local union, the threads that once kept the community together begin to fray. Sweat is an “extraordinarily moving drama” (The New York Times) that powerfully contrasts life’s happiest highs with the heart-wrenching struggles of survival. Using warm humor and deep empathy, this 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner from Lynn Nottage (Ruined) paints a moving portrait of today’s working-class America in decline.

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