Curious Theatre will reopen this fall!

The gutsy Denver theatre company has announced its 2021-2022 lineup. 

The Curious Theatre Company on Acoma Street near 11th Avenue, Feb. 2, 2017.

The Curious Theatre Company on Acoma Street near 11th Avenue, Feb. 2, 2017.

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After more than a year and a half of operating solely online, Curious Theatre Company is welcoming audiences back into its theatre.

On Thursday, the gutsy, community-driven theatre group announced its 2021-2022 season, which features five productions that will be presented live and in person at Curious’ Acoma Street stage. 

The season will kick off this September with The Lifespan of a Fact, an acclaimed 2018 play about a battle of wits between a rigorous fact checker and an eccentric writer. It’ll be followed by American Son, an award-winning drama about a distraught mother looking for her missing child. The play aims to expose truths about our country’s racial divide “through the eyes of parents on the brink,” per Curious’ promotional materials.

This winter, the new year will kick off with The Sound Inside, a show about connection and loneliness told through the friendship of a lonely literary professor and her brilliant students.

The theatre will also notably host the world premiere of Refuge, a bilingual play incorporating puppetry, magical realism and music to tell the human stories of refugees crossing into Texas, and what it means to be American. Curious has been working on the show for about 18 months now, and press materials call it “the centerpiece” of Curious’ season.

The season will end next spring with Fireflies, a play about the struggles of a couple working to fuel the Civil Rights Movement in the wake of a devastating church bombing.

Here’s the full Season 24 lineup:

  • The Lifespan of a Fact by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell: September 18 – October 16, 2021.
  • American Son by Christopher Demos-Brown: November 6 – December 11, 2021.
  • The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp: January 15 – February 12, 2022.
  • Refuge by Satya Jnani Chavez, Andrew Rosendorf and Marialuisa Burgos: March 5 – April 9, 2022.
  • Fireflies by Donja R. Love: April 30 – May 28, 2022.

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