a new play by Andrew Rosendorf
directed by Pesha Rudnick

About the show

Is courage confined to combat? Kyle has just returned from war a very different man, forced to confront an emotional minefield back at home. Brimming with heart and love, Paper Cut is a raw exploration of the physical and emotional toll on our military, and a reminder that heroes don’t always wear uniforms.


What people are saying

Don’t miss what critics are calling a “searing” and “funny” drama!

“This handsome world premiere delivers…”The Denver Post

“Tonight I was thinking about how I've seen maybe 3,000 plays since I first started as the Denver Post theatre critic in 2001. And how I've never before seen a story quite like Local Theater Company's Paper Cut. Telling you that this new play by Andrew Rosendorf is the story of a soldier who has just returned from Afghanistan a changed man does not even begin to give justice to the complexity, sincerity and originality of the story. This is a play you really should see for yourself if you believe in the power of theatre to both surprise and engage you. Paper Cut, performed with a jarring honesty complemented by a desert storm of sound, light and video effects, is going to linger. If you think you've already seen pretty much every variation of the wounded warrior story, you are in for a surprise. —John Moore, John Moore Theatre Coverage

Boulder Magazine calls Paper Cut a "Wow factor of 9!" and a "sweet & funny wartime romance.” 

Westword Magazine says, "Local Theater Company should be applauded for its guts and timeliness."

“Paper Cut posits that the struggle for freedom of identity is universal, and hard, and so proves the existence of empathy.” —Boulder Weekly

“Sommer Carbuccia energizes the production, giving a sincere and intelligent performance with admirable intensity.” —Juliet Wittman, Westworld Magazine

Audiences say Paper Cut is a “Wow… in surprise, pathos, sympathy, and insight.”

“So good—Provocative, funny, and made me tear up.”  —Leah N.

"What an amazing representation of the struggles and sacrifice of our men and women serving in combat! A MUST see!" —Rex L.


The Dairy Arts Center
The Grace Gamm Theater
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Ticket prices

$18 Previews / Oct 17-19
$40 Opening Night / Oct 20
From $25 / Oct 21–Nov 11

Groups of 10 or more can purchase $20 tickets by contacting the Dairy Box Office at (303) 444-7328.



Zachary Andrews is a Denver based actor and filmmaker seen recently as Mr. Darcy in Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company's production of Pride and Prejudice. He is a returning member of the Arvada Center Blackbox Ensemble this season, and has appeared locally at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Aurora Fox, and Germinal Stage. Zachary received his BFA in theatre performance from CU Boulder, his MFA from University of Missouri-Kansas City, and is a graduate of the Baron Brown Meisener Studio in California. He is also a photographer and graphic artist, and an international award winning filmmaker and producer. www.zacphoto.com


Sommer Carbuccia is honored to be in Boulder working with Local on a show that has been a part of his life for some time now and means a lot to him. Having worked on it at Local Lab earlier this year, and previously at Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, he's excited to continue exploring and bringing to life the character of Kyle. Based in New York, Sommer was recently seen in the workshop production of the new musical Other World, and the Ridiculous Theatrical Company's production of Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide. Live, Love, Lake.


John Hauser is excited to make his first appearance at Local! Previous roles include Happy in Death of a Salesman at The Edge Theater Company, Footnote/Fetus 2 in Benchmark Theatre’s production of Smokefall, and Jason/Tyrone in Curious Theatre Company’s production of Hand to God.


Eddie Sánchez is a New York City based actor and filmmaker from Portland, Oregon who graduated from Northwestern University in 2017 with a degree in theatre and a certificate in acting for the screen. Previous roles at the Virginia Wadsworth-Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts include Officer Lockstock in Urinetown, Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby, Palomo in Anna in the Tropics, and Duke Frederick and Duke Senior in As You Like It. Film credits include Princess Cyd, When Icarus Fell, and the upcoming webseries Insignificant Other. Eddie wishes to thank his family and Maggie Monahan. www.sanchezeddie.com

Running time

1 hour, 45 minutes with no intermission
Late seating is at the discretion of the theater management.


Discount Previews 
Wednesday, Oct 17 at 7pm Thursday, Oct 18 at 7pm
Friday, Oct 19 at 7pm

Opening Night
Saturday, Oct 20 at 7pm

Weekly Performances
Sunday Oct 21 at 4pm 
Thursday, Oct 25 at 7:30pm Friday, Oct 26 at 7:30pm Saturday, Oct 27 at 7:30pm Sunday, Oct 28 at 4pm
Thursday, Nov 1 at 7:30pm Friday, Nov 2 at 7:30pm Saturday, Nov 3 at 7:30pm Sunday, Nov 4 at 4pm
Thursday, Nov 8 at 7:30pm Friday, Nov 9 at 7:30pm Saturday, Nov 10 at 7:30pm Sunday, Nov 11 at 4pm