Star Bar Players

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The Star Bar Players is a not-for-profit local amateur theatrical group with 22 years history in Colorado Springs. Here is a picture of us after Rumors in 1994!


Star Bar 1996/1997 Season

EVERYTHING IN THE GARDEN, by Edward Albee

(recently presented a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts) and directed by Eve Tilley.

The dates are Jan. 17,18,24,25,31 and Feb.1 at 8:00 PM, with a matinee Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2:00 PM. at the Lon Chaney Theatre, corner of Kiowa and Weber Streets in downtown Colo. Springs.

Please call 573-7411 for information and reservations.

As always with Albee, there is a theme beneath the surface--in this case, the corruption of money and the hypocrisy of those for whom money is everything. An average young couple, trying to keep up with the Joneses, can't quite make ends meet. When the wife finds a way to solve their financial problems, her husband's slow realization of the new situation involves both their teen-age son and all their fashionable, well-to-do neighbors. When tragedy strikes, all are prepared to defend the means they use to achieve their ends and maintain their prosperity.

A WALK IN THE WOODS, Lee Blessing March 28, 29, Apr 4, 5, 6

(Studio production) A brilliantly-executed play which brings deep perception and unexpected humor to its probing examination of a subject of crucial importance --the superpower negotiations on nuclear disarmament. Two arms negotiators, an American and a Russian, meet informally after long, frustrating hours at the bargaining table. In a series of meetings, as the seasons change, we become aware of both their deepening understanding and their profound frustration with the bargaining process, knowing as they do that no changes will come about as long as the real power rests in the hands of those burdened by the bitterness of the past.

INHERIT THE WIND, Jerome Lawrence/Robert E. Lee April 25, 26, May 2, 3, 4 (possibly May 9, 10)

Based on the famous Scopes "Monkey” trial of the 1920's, this play has been called one of the most outstanding dramas of our time. A young school teacher has been arrested for teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution, and his trial has drawn two of the most powerful legal minds in the country to argue for and against his conviction. As the authors say, it takes place in "a small town, not too long ago," and is as meaningful today as it ever was.

ON GOLDEN POND, Ernest Thompson June 20, 21, 27, 28, 29

A touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple, Ethel and Norman Thayer, facing their twilight years and returning as usual to their summer cabin on Golden Pond. Involved in the action are their daughter and her dentist fiancé, who leave his teen-age son with the old folks for the summer. The boy and Norman each learn a lot about the other's generation.

Previous shows

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Andy Rabagliati / andyr@wizzy.com 20 Oct 1996