ABOUT THE SHOW Four actors play 30+ characters in this fast-paced vignette play that asks, what beauty goes unseen when prejudice obscures our vision? Through a series of 15 hilarious, unsettling, and all-too-real snapshots, farcical stereotypes make way for truth. When the characters finally cross the finish line, what’s revealed is the common denominator of humanity: a desire to know, to understand, to connect.
DATES October 24-November 17, 2019
LOCATION Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302
RUNNING TIME 80-minutes, no intermission
PRODUCTION TEAM Artistic Director - Pesha Rudnick Executive Producer - Alison Palmer Production Stage Manager - Misha S. Zimmerman Assistant Director - Kristen Adele Calhoun Scenic Design - Nate Bertone Costume Design - Erika Daun Sound Design - CeCe Smith Projection Design - Gregory Towle Lighting Design - Jacob Welch Property Design - Sara Bryant Production Manager - Reed Otto Technical Director - Benjamin Smith Assistant Stage Manager - Melissa Michelson
OPENING NIGHT Sunday, Oct 27, 2pm - $45 SOLD OUT
Wednesday, Oct 30, 7:30pm - $30 (2-for-1 tix) Thursday, Oct 31, 7:30pm - $30 LIMITED AVAILABILITY Friday, Nov 1, 7:30pm - $30 Saturday, Nov 2, 7:30pm - $30 Sunday, Nov 3, 2pm - $30 (LocalWORKSHOP)
Wednesday, Nov 6, 7:30pm - $35 (2-for-1 tix) Thursday, Nov 7, 7:30pm - $35 (Chat n Chew) Friday, Nov 8, 7:30pm - $35 LIMITED AVAILABILITY Saturday, Nov 9, 7:30pm - $35 Sunday, Nov 10, 2pm - $35 (LocalREADS)
CLOSING NIGHT Sunday, Nov 17, 2pm - $40
*Appearing through an Agreement between Local Theater Company and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
INSIDE THE REHEARSAL ROOM
Photos by Michael Ensminger
Don’t let the discovery end with the final bow. Deepen your understanding of the play’s themes and connect with your neighbors through three unique events offered by Local. Free, and open to the public.
LocalWORKSHOP WHAT IS IMPLICIT BIAS? Think you’re woke? Most of us do. However, studies have shown that almost every individual holds biases based on a variety of factors. Join us as our skilled team of moderators unpack the subtle and not so subtle ways implicit bias prevents us from seeing people truly. Get a jump start by taking the scientist-developed implicit bias test below. Sunday, November 3, 3:30pm, Dairy Arts Center | Boulder - directly following the matinee performance of Flame Broiled. or the ugly play RSVP | LEARN MORE
LocalREADS (Co-sponsored with Boulder Book Store) Stop by Boulder Book Store and pick up a copy Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Then, see the play and join us for a book club discussion that addresses white fragility and how this force prevents constructive dialogue. Sunday, November 10, 3:30pm, Dairy Arts Center | Boulder - directly following the matinee performance of Flame Broiled. or the ugly play RSVP | LEARN MORE
Chat n Chew Join the cast, creative team and your fellow audience members for casual conversation, small bites and drink specials at Embassy Suites.
Unpack the show and get to know your neighbor. Thursday, Nov 7 & 14, 9pm, Embassy Suites (2601 Canyon Blvd, Boulder - 1/2 block from the Dairy Arts Center) - directly following the performance of Flame Broiled. or the ugly play NO RSVP REQUIRED
WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING + Colorado theater companies use drama and satire to confront racism without flinching - Joanne Ostrow, The Colorado Sun + From Steve Martin’s “Bright Star” to Cheryl Strayed’s “Tiny Beautiful Things,” 10 must-see fall plays in Colorado - Lisa Kennedy, The Denver Post + www.onstagecolorado.com/podcast-pesha-rudnick/ + October Theater in Colorado Is Hot on the Grill - John Moore, DCPA News
ARE YOU BIASED? Most of us consider ourselves “woke.” However, studies have shown that almost every individual holds biases based on a variety of factors. Also known as implicit social cognition, implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments, are activated involuntarily and without an individual’s awareness or intentional control.
Scientists at a number of leading universities have developed a test to gauge an individual’s implicit bias.
FURTHER READING FOR THE CURIOUS AUDIENCE MEMBER
Books White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Renni Eddo-Lodge Being the Change by Sara K. Ahmed The Negro in America by Larry Cuban The Wisdom of Not-Knowing edited by Bob Chisholm & Jeff Harrison Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South by E. Patrick Johnson Velvet Rage by Alan Downs, PhD Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin Anger by Thich Nhat Hanh