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 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
Thursday 6/13 - 8pm
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
$20 - Previews $30 - June 14, June 15 $35 - June 19-June 29 $45 - Opening Night
75 minutes, no intermission
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
INSIDE THE REHEARSAL ROOM
Faith Angelise Goins-Simmons sings “Find Me.”
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.
FURTHER REFERENCES FOR CURIOUS SOULS:
Larry Cesspooch’s website (www.throughnativeeyes.net)
History Colorado Center (www.historycolorado.org)
Museum of Boulder (www.museumofboulder.org)
Black American West Museum (https://bawmhc.org)
Museum of Natural History at CU Boulder (https://www.colorado.edu/cumuseum)
Longmont Museum (https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-e-m/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.
Black People and Their Place in World History, Dr. Leroy Vaughan, MD, MBA.
Suicide Legends, Homicide Rumors: The Griffin Mystery, MaryJoy Martin.