a new play by Michael Yates Crowley
directed by Christy Montour-Larson
presented by Local Theater Company

What people are saying

Two Boulder Theater Companies Aren’t Shying Away from Difficult Themes, 5280 Magazine
The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias, Boulder Weekly
Local Theater Company in Boulder stages Rape of the Sabine Women, Daily Camera
Theater review: The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias flattens its insights with broad stereotypes, Denver Post
Review: Rape of the Sabine Women a Real Sex-Ed Lesson, Westword
Former Buff, NFL Vet: Football Culture Can Be Manly, Not Violent, Off the Field, Colorado Public Radio
Review: The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias, CU Independent
Review: Rape of the Sabine Women at Local Theater Company, Denver Theater Perspectives

About the show

This is a story of opposites. Boys and girls. Lawyers and teachers. Football and art. Sober and drunk. Yes and no. 

Jeff and Bobby are stars of the gridiron, ready to lead the Springfield High Romans to Homecoming victory. But standing in front of the end zone is Grace B. Matthias, who has accused the two football heroes of rape. Michael Yates Crowley’s fast-paced comedy of truth and deception uses the myths of the Roman Empire to explore what it means to love—and turn your back on—someone. First presented at Local Lab 2016, The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias makes its regional debut hot off a celebrated New York City production. 


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

Ticket prices

$18 / previews
$45 / opening night (includes cocktail reception)
$35 / adults
$15 / under 30

For group discounts of 10 or more, contact The Diary Box Office at (303) 444-7328.


Peter Henry Bussian is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BFA in acting and a BA in humanities. He is beginning his acting career here in the Boulder/Denver area and has been fortunate enough to work with theater companies such as Local Theater Company and Curious Theatre Company. As an actor, writer and musician, Peter is passionate about creating new theater pieces to ensure that the theater continues to be a relevant and effective method of representing the human experience. As a summertime commercial fisherman, he is honored and relieved to be off the boat and back onstage in the company of so many wonderful and talented artists.

Erik Fellenstein is a recent graduate of the University of Denver’s theater program where his credits included Pericles in Pericles Prince of Tyre, Jerry in The Zoo Story, and the one-man-show, Lobster Boy. Denver-area performances include Selridge in Biloxi Blues at Miners Alley Playhouse and Octavius Caesar in Julius Caesar at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. When not acting, Erik can be found playing violin in the La Pompe Jazz quartet, leading Denver brewery tours, or cycling and hiking to maintain his Colorado-born status in the most stereotypical way. 

Cajardo Lindsey* previously appeared at the Denver Center Theatre Company in All The Way, Just Like Us, and A Raisin in the Sun. Other credits: Wait Until Dark and To Kill a Mockingbird (The Arvada Center); The Whipping Man, In the Red and Brown Water, The Brothers Size, Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet, Fences (Curious Theatre). TV/film: “Medium,” “Crash,” “In Plain Sight,” “Easy Money,” Silver City, MacGruber, Force of Execution, Shot Caller, Somnio. Cajardo was the 2014 and 2009 recipient of Colorado Theatre Guild’s Henry Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, as well as the 2014 recipient of Westword Best of Denver for Best Actor. 

Rodney Lizcano* has appeared in regional theaters across the country, most notably the Denver Center Theatre Company (15 seasons), Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Arvada Center, Theatre Aspen, Dallas Shakespeare Festival, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Stories on Stage, and off-Broadway with Actors Ensemble Theatre and DreamScape Theatre Company. TV/film: Silver City directed by John Sayles and "Stage Struck" for the Bravo Network. He received his training from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University and the National Theatre Conservatory.

Adeline Mann is thrilled to return to Local Theater Company after her appearance in the staged reading of …Sabine Women at Local Lab 2016. Adeline is a Denver-based actor and teaching artist. When she's not acting, she works with students at Neighborhood Music Stapleton and in the Denver public schools. She also serves as Creative Development Director for The Wit Theatre Company, for whom she acts, directs, adapts, and produces. Training: BA in theater (acting distinction) from the University of Denver. Previous credits include: Bus Stop, Tartuffe (u/s, Arvada Center Black Box), A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Eurydice (The Wit Theatre Company), American Idiot (Ignite Theatre), and Singin' in the Rain (Inspire Creative). 

Matthew Schneck* has previously been seen in London Assurance (Broadway, nominated for 4 Tony Awards), The Merchant of Venice (The Royal Shakespeare Company, starring F. Murray Abraham), The Temperamentals (New World Stages, Drama Desk Award Winner); A 12lb. Discourse (SoHo Rep, co-wrote and co-performed with Pete Simpson of Blue Man Group), The Merchant of Venice, The Jew of Malta and Anthony and Cleopatra (Theatre for a New Audience), The Little Foxes (Shakespeare Theatre of D.C., starring Elizabeth Ashley); Noises Off (Playmakers Rep), Romeo and Juliet (The Folger), Beauty Queen of Leenane (Actor's Theatre of Louisville), Restoration Comedy (Seattle Rep), Gross Indecency (Alley Theatre), Major Barbara (San Jose Rep, Dean Goodman Choice Award), among many others. He is a graduate of Villanova University and the National Theatre Conservatory, is the author of 10 plays and has held academic appointments at Southern Oregon University and The University of Kentucky.

Mare Trevathan has performed Inupiat folktales in Barrow, Alaska; stage managed dance-theater in Tokyo; and studied Chekhov in Vladivostok, Russia. Colorado tamed her wanderlust and has been her home since 2001. Mare most recently appeared as Gertrude in both Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at Colorado Shakespeare Festival and as Rachel in Appropriate at Curious Theatre Company. She is an audio book narrator with over 450 titles recorded for the National Library Service. Mare is the associate artistic director of Local Theater Company.

Brynn Tucker* is excited to make her debut at Local Theater company! Area credits: Building The Wall, Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet (Curious Theatre Company); Frankenstein (Denver Center for Performing Arts). Regional credits: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Folger Theatre); The Widow LincolnOur Town (Ford’s Theatre); PlutoThe Illusion (Forum Theater); and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (North Carolina Shakespeare). Brynn has received awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress from the Maryland Theater Guide and was voted Best Dance and Physical Theater at the D.C. Capital Fringe Festival for her solo show A Guide to Dancing Naked. Brynn studied at Spelman College and the British American Drama Academy. BrynnPossible.com

Production team

Michael Yates Crowley (Playwright) is a Brooklyn-based writer and performer whose work has been produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Berlin, Edinburgh, and elsewhere. His works for theater include The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B Matthias (O’Neill National Playwrights Conference finalist, UMASS New Play Lab); School Shooting IV (developed at NYTW and Ars Nova); Song of a Convalescent Ayn Rand Giving Thanks to the Godhead (American Repertory Theater, Joe’s Pub); Temping (premiered at the 53rd New York Film Festival, A.R.T.); The Dead, Inc. (Schlosstheater Moers); Evanston: A Rare Comedy (2013 O’Neill NPC selection, 2015 Alliance/Kendeda Finalist); and The Ted Haggard Monologues (published by S. Fischer Verlag; filmed by HBO). He is a member of Ars Nova’s Play Group, a former NYFA Playwriting fellow and member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwrights Program at Juilliard. Together with the director Michael Rau, he founded the narrative technology company Wolf 359.

Christy Montour-Larson (Director) directs ...Sabine Women after leading the Local Lab 2016 workshop of the play. She has directed over 75 productions from Shakespeare to Pinter to musicals to the newest works in America. She was named top director by Westword5280 Magazine and CBS4 Denver. She has directed at Curious Theatre Company, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Creede Repertory Theatre, Town Hall Arts Center, Phamaly Theatre Company, Boulder Ensemble Theater Company and Theatreworks. Nationally, Christy has directed at New American Theatre, Rochester Civic Theatre, Duluth Playhouse, Dark Horse Theatre and for Seven Devils Playwright Conference, where she sits on the Board of Directors. Her work has been recognized with multiple awards and honors from the Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards, The Denver Post Ovation Awards, Marlowe Awards, and True West Awards. She is an affiliate faculty member at Metropolitan State University of Denver and often teaches with the DCPA. Christy earned her BFA in theater from University of Minnesota, Duluth, and her MFA in directing from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Running time

100 minutes
No intermission
Late seating is at the discretion of the theater management


This production made possible, in part, by


Additional support for our season made possible by 



Discount Previews 
Friday, Oct 27 at 7pm
Saturday, Oct 28 at 7pm

Opening Night
Sunday, Oct 29 at 4pm

Weekly Performances
Thursday, Nov 2 at 7:30pm
Friday, Nov 3 at 7:30pm
Saturday, Nov 4 at 7:30pm
Sunday, Nov 5 at 4pm
Thursday, Nov 9 at 7:30pm
Friday, Nov 10 at 7:30pm
Saturday, Nov 11 at 7:30pm
Sunday, Nov 12 at 4pm
Monday, Nov 13 at 7:30pm
Thursday, Nov 16 at 7:30pm
Friday, Nov 17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, Nov 18 at 7:30pm
Sunday, Nov 19 at 4pm

Hard Talks Series

Hard Talks has been developed to talk openly and safely about issues of rape culture and sexual assault in our community. 

All of the events are offered free of charge thanks to support from the Boulder Arts Commission. 


Audience Conversations TBA

Facilitated by Betty Hart