The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Hosts the Creede Repertory Theatre Production of “The Last Romance”
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Arvada CO – The Arvada Center will host the critically acclaimed Creede Repertory Theatre’s (CRT) presentation of The Last Romance by Joe DiPietro in the Black Box Theater. Previews are September 26 through 28 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, opening Tuesday, September 30 through October 26. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. For information and to order tickets, call 720-898-7200 or go online to https://arvadacenter.org/on-stage/creede-repertory-theatre-presents-the-last-romance-2014 to select your own seat. Please note: The Last Romance is performed without an intermission.
Pre-performance talks with CRT dramaturg Elizabeth Zurn will be offered 30 minutes prior to select performances. Designed to immerse audiences in the world of the play before the curtain rises, these entertaining talks explore the historical context of the play, essential themes and interesting facts about the production. Talks are free of charge and last approximately 15 minutes. The dates and times for the pre-performance talks are Saturday, October 4 (7:00 p.m.); Sunday, October 5 (1:30 p.m.); Sunday, October 19 (1:30 p.m.); Tuesday, October 21 (7:00 p.m.); Wednesday, October 22 (7:00 p.m.); and Thursday, October 23 (7:00 p.m.).
Insider’s Talk Backs; a moderated conversation with cast members will be offered Friday, October 10 after 7:30 p.m. performance and Wednesday, October 15 after 1:00 p.m. performance.
The Last Romance is a delightful romantic comedy about love in the golden years. Ralph, an elderly widower, feels young again – all thanks to an unexpected second chance at love. Relying on a renewed boyish charm, Ralph attempts to woo the elegant but distant Carol. Up against Carol’s reluctance and his domineering sister’s meddling, Ralph embarks on the challenge of a lifetime, and regains a happiness that seemed lost.
The Last Romance is directed by Christy Montour-Larson and features Christy Brandt (Carol), John S. Green (Ralph), Anne F. Butler (Rose) and Sean Thompson (Young Man).
Creede Repertory Theatre is an award-winning theater company located in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The Company presented The Last Romance as part of its recently completed 2014 summer season. The production marks the fifth collaboration between the Arvada Center and CRT.