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When friendships splinter

“I was looking forward to a relaxing evening after a ridiculously crazed week,” says Ivan toward the end of the contemporary comedy: “Art.” Ivan’s expectation of “meeting my two best friends...

Fort Lewis College and the performing arts

It’s a trend. All over the country, college and universities are merging music and theater departments. Fort Lewis College is already interviewing for a new position in musical th...

Merely Players theater company finds home

Merely Players, our shining, home-grown, and carefully-nurtured local theater company, has finally found a home. “Right now, our new space is simply a large storage area,” said c...

Family values: Met streams grand opera nightly through holidays

The Metropolitan Opera continues its free nightly streaming of encore productions this holiday week with the theme “Family Drama.” That the roster includes tragedies such as “Hamlet,” “Elekt...

Next stop for the ‘Chief’ sign?

The Chief belongs in a museum. Yes, the odd, oversized, flat-painted cartoon of a Native American pointing to a place of business has outlived this moment. Created ab...

Zoom Theater rides into summer

Two very different local theater companies are launching two projects in the next two weeks. Both companies appear to be on the same surreal wavelength as they conjure different virtual prod...

Concerts bloom first weeks of March

If February brought us a theater extravaganza, March looks like a musical feast. Last month, locals reorganized calendars to fit in four remarkable dramas. Merely Players’ imagin...

From 10-minute plays to a four-hour opera

Tossing her hands in the air, fortune teller Samantha proclaims: “Fate is fate.” And so it was at Durango Art Center’s ninth annual 10-Minute Play Festival last weekend. “Ring of...

Irma, Norman and a Chinese princess

Find a good parking place up at Fort Lewis College and keep it for the weekend. The college will host three tempting cultural events: “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” the opening production of The...

Durango’s performing arts season is now in full swing

Our calendars are already overloaded. But it looks like a winning season once again for the performing arts in Durango. Last Saturday, music lovers filled the Community Concert Ha...

Musical master Bach to be celebrated St. Mark’s

Of course, the poster child for the Durango Bach Festival is none other than the Baroque composer himself. A stylized four-part graphic illuminates the festival’s website and brochures. A hu...

Kids add music and drama to winter season

Underneath the commercial frenzy of the holiday season, a series of music and dramatic performances by the young people of our area have quietly proceeded. Last weekend, the thre...