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DISCOUNT GHOST STORIES: A Colorado Folklore Concert

Music & Lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen Book by Rob Wright & Pesha Rudnick Additional text by Larry Cesspooch (White Belly) Original Concept by Alexander Sage Oyen & Jessica Kahkoska Developed and directed by Austin Regan

These are rarely-heard stories of singular figures from 19th century Colorado. A former-slave-turned-community-organizer (Clara Brown), a member of the Ute Nation (Tabernash), a Chinese immigrant and owner of a Denver-area laundry, Look Young, and an eclectic posse of phantom musicians make up Discount Ghost Stories: A Colorado Folklore Concert, a unique experience weaving Rocky Mountain tales of life, death, and the beyond. Grab a cold brew from the bar, and immerse yourself in forgotten Colorado lore and original rock tunes under the stars at Trident Booksellers and Café.

Production Staff

Production Stage Manager - Misha S. Zimmerman Production Manager - Cooper Braun Enos Technical Director - Ben Smith Production Designer - Julia Noulin-Merat Associate Production Designer - Sara Bryant Lighting Designer/Assistant PM - Reed Otto Costume Stylist - Allison Toth Production Associate - Bradford Rosenbloom Music Supervisor - David Nehls


June 8-29, 2019

Previews (reduced price)

Sat 6/8 - 8pm Sun 6/9 - 8pm Tues 6/11 - 8pm Wed 6/12 - 8pm

Opening Night

Thursday 6/13 - 8pm

Weekly Performances

Fri 6/14 - 8pm Sat 6/15 - 8pm Wed 6/19 - 8pm Thur 6/20 - 8pm Fri 6/21 - 8pm Sat 6/22 - 8pm Wed 6/26 - 8pm Thur 6/27 - 8pm Fri 6/28 - 8pm Sat 6/29 - 8pm


Trident Booksellers & Cafe 940 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO, 80203

Ticket Prices

$20 - Previews $30 - June 14, June 15 $35 - June 19-June 29 $45 - Opening Night

Run Time

75 minutes, no intermission

Rain Policy

We will not cancel a performance prior to its scheduled start time. We do not stop performances in a light rain unless weather conditions become threatening to performers or the audience, at which point we will hold the show to see if the weather will clear. If we cancel a performance due to weather, we will attempt to reschedule it prior to the end of the show run on June 29, 2019, subject to performer availability. If we cancel a show and are unable to reschedule it, a refund will be issued to ticket buyers. Open umbrellas, or anything that might block another patron’s view, are prohibited during a performance.

Meet the CAST

*Appearing through an Agreement between Local Theater Company and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

In the news

...Like moonlight and moonshine
— Kalene McCort, Daily Camera
...The ensemble boasts talent to spare
— Susan Froyd, Westword
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DISCOUNT GHOST STORIES: A COLORADO FOLKLORE CONCERT featured on the front page of the Friday entertainment insert.

Discount Ghost Stories: A Colorado Folklore Concert

Westword Feature



Faith Angelise Goins-Simmons sings “Find Me.”

Additional Resources

Local Theater Company is committed to authenticity and accuracy in storytelling. We are grateful for the contribution of Ute storyteller Larry Cesspooch as well as the tireless efforts of numerous researchers and historians who have shared their knowledge and insight of Colorado history with the DISCOUNT GHOST STORIES: A Colorado Folklore Concert team. Below, please find links to organizations and resources that will illuminate the rarely-heard stories of our past.

Cesspooch delivers a talk on Ute wisdom, language and creation story at TEDxYOUTH@ParkCity

Cesspooch delivers a talk on Ute wisdom, language and creation story at TEDxYOUTH@ParkCity


Larry Cesspooch’s website (

History Colorado Center (

Museum of Boulder (

Black American West Museum (

Museum of Natural History at CU Boulder (

Longmont Museum (

Being and Becoming Ute, Sondra G. Jones

Wortman, Roy T. “Denver’s Anti-Chinese Riot, 1880.The Colorado Magazine, XLII/4, 1965, pp. 275-291.

Papers Related to the Foreign Relations of the United States Tramsmitted to Congress, 1882, pp. 318-337.

Black People and Their Place in World History, Dr. Leroy Vaughan, MD, MBA.

Suicide Legends, Homicide Rumors: The Griffin Mystery, MaryJoy Martin.