Announcing the 2016 Summer Series
5/26/2016 by Gloria Shanstrom

The Edge Theater Company

Announces 2016 Summer Series

The Edge Theater Company is proud to announce its upcoming Summer Series at 1560 Teller Street, Suite 200, Lakewood CO 80214. Tickets are $28 for each individual show or the Summer Series Pass can be purchased for both summer shows for only $46.
Tickets and passes are now on sale and available by calling 303-232-0363 or online at Parking is always free.

"By the Waters of Babylon"

by Robert Schenkkan
Directed by Warren Sherrill
Featuring Kent Randell and Patty Ionoff
June 10 - July 3, 2016
Fridays, Saturdays and Monday, June 20 at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 6 p.m. (closing Sunday, July 3 at 2 p.m.).

On a hot afternoon in Austin, Texas, the widowed Catherine hires Arturo, a Cuban writer turned gardener, to tame her overgrown backyard. What begins as a cordial interaction between employer and employee quickly turns into a cautiously intimate encounter between two exiles freighted by pasts they cannot forget.

Robert Schenkkan is the author of "The Kentucky Cycle," winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama – the first play in the history of the Pulitzer to win before its NY premier. He has written and published fourteen other full-length plays including "All The Way," which and won the Drama League Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for History and Theater Award, and the Tony Award for Best Play and for Best Actor. Most recently he adapted "All The Way" for HBO and was Co-Executive Producer along with Steven Spielberg and Bryan Cranston. Production under the direction of Jay Roach wrapped in October, 2015 and the show will air on HBO in May, 2016.

His musical "The Twelve" (book and lyrics) with Neil Berg (music and lyrics) had its premier at the Denver Center Theater Company in 2015.

Followed by:

"I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers"

By John Logan
Directed by Josh Hartwell
A one-woman show starring CTG Henry Award winner Emma Messenger
July 15 - July 31, 2016**
Fridays, Saturdays and Monday, July 25 at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 6 p.m. (closing Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m.).

Tony winner John Logan's one-character play I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers stars Emma Messenger as Sue Mengers, a self-invented woman in the boys' club of Hollywood agents. Outshining her contemporaries with her wit and intelligence, she came to represent some of the biggest stars Hollywood, including Barbra Streisand, Steve McQueen, Cher and Burt Reynolds.

John Logan won the 2010 Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle awards for his play "Red" about artist Mark Rothko.

Logan gained an Academy Award nomination for co-writing the Best Picture winner Gladiator in 2000. He received another nomination for writing The Aviator in 2004. Other notable films written by Logan include Star Trek: Nemesis, The Time Machine, The Last Samurai, Spectre, and the Tim Burton-directed musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, for which he received a Golden Globe Award.

He also created the 2014 television series Penny Dreadful, for which he also serves as sole writer.

 ** NOTE date change from July 15 - August 6, 2016

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