Garbo in My Eyes and Slabtown Seen in Denver Center Workshop Performances April 27-May 14

News   Garbo in My Eyes and Slabtown Seen in Denver Center Workshop Performances April 27-May 14
Denver Center Theatre Company's WorkingStages, a new play development program under the direction of Nagle Jackson, presents a workshop of Mark Eisman's Garbo in My Eyes April 27-May 6.

Also getting a developmental workshop in the program this spring is Slabtown by Steven Cole Hughes, May 5-14.

Free tickets are available for the presentations of Garbo in My Eyes 6:30 PM April 27 and May 4; 8 PM April 28, 29, 30 and May 6 and 1:30 PM April 30 at Jones Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

The cast for Garbo in My Eyes includes John Arp, Gabriella Cavallero, Mare Trevathanl and Josh Robinson. Nagle Jackson directs.

Mark Eisman's play Shove was read at the Denver Center's TheatreFest in 2001.

The Garbo of Garbo in My Eyes is the seeing-eye dog of history professor Brew Pendeloe, who has been blind since birth. According to DCTC, "Following the accidental death of Garbo, Brew begins to see visions, visions of things he has never seen before. The origin of these visions is slowly revealed, effecting his life and those of the two women in his life. A touching comedic fantasy exploring the depth of our relationships with the animals we love, this new play, filled with wonderful plot twists, is as warmhearted as they come." The farce Slabtown (directed by Jamie Horton May 5-14) is set in 19th-century Slabtown, Colorado, soon to be renamed Leadville. According to DCTC, "When two men vie for the dubious affections of Messy Bessy, the last remaining 'working girl' in town, mayhem erupts, though hope is spied with the arrival of Irish Mary, fresh (?) from the brothels of Denver…"

Steven Cole Hughes is new to the Denver Center as a playwright but is a member of the DCTC acting company, appearing recently in The Misanthrope and Blue/Orange, and a graduate of The National Theatre Conservatory.

The Slabtown cast includes John Hutton Traveler, Josh Robinson, Keith Hatten, Steven Cole Hughes, Mare Trevathan, Bill Christ, Mike Hartman and Elizabeth Rainer.

Workshop performances play Ricketson Theatre 8 PM May 5, 7, 12, 13 and 14, 6:30 PM May 11 and 1:30 PM May 7 and 14.

For information and free tickets to workshop performances of Garbo in My Eyes and Slabtown call Denver Center ticket services at (303) 893-4100.

For more information about the Tony Award-honored Denver Center Theatre Company, the resident professional troupe in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, visit


WorkingStages was developed by Jackson last season "to identify dramatic properties deemed worthy of concrete, active development in professional workshops," according to DCTC. "These workshops culminate in fully rehearsed and staged public performances, followed by a revision period if deemed necessary, followed by further performances. The workshops are professionally staffed and employ the same caliber of actors and directors utilized by the DCTC in subscription season productions."

The inaugural workshop production of the WorkingStages program last spring was The Ice-Breaker by David Rambo.

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