The Arvada Center Presents the Regional Premiere of "The Electric Baby"

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities continues the 2017 – 2018 Black Box Season with the regional premiere of The Electric Baby, directed by Rick Barbour on Friday, February 9, 2018. The Electric Baby, by Stefanie Zadravec, is a darkly comic story that combines folktales and folklore to explore the unlikely people that get you from one place to the next. The play contains strong adult language and is best enjoyed by young adults to adults. The Electric Baby continues the Arvada Center’s spring theatre season, three plays that will be performed in repertory until May. The 2017 – 2018 Theatre Season is sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center.

Running in repertory with Sense and Sensibility and All My Sons, performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with matinées on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m., through May 4, 2018. Preview performances are February 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. Audience talkbacks will be held Friday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 28. Chats with the cast are held before every performance, and actors are available for informal discussions afterward as well.  Please check the website for specific performance days. To purchase tickets go to or call 720-898-7200. Please note - The Electric Baby is performed without an intermission.

A folktale for adults, The Electric Baby, combines magic, myth, and humor to explore devastating loss and hopeful healing. Six strangers’ lives collide after a tragic car accident, forcing them to confront the secrets, hopes, and fears that haunt their lives. At the play’s center is a mysterious baby that glows like the moon and draws the characters together as they open their hearts and rediscover that human connection, laughter and stories shared can redeem sorrow.

The Electric Baby is presented by members of the Center’s Black Box Repertory Company of actors, directors, technical artists, and designers. Audiences will see the repertory actors throughout the season in a variety of roles. To read more about this season’s Repertory Company go to For information on the two other plays performed in repertory, Sense and Sensibility (Jan 26 – May 6) and All My Sons (March 2 – May 3), go to

The cast features Abner Genece (Ambimbola), Kate Gleason (Helen), Emelie O’Hara (Rozie), Lance Rasmussen (Dan/Don/Dave), Jessica Robblee (Natalia), and Greg Ungar (Reed).

In addition to director Rick Barbour, the creative team includes Meghan Anderson Doyle (costume design), Brian Mallgrave (scenic design), Shannon McKinney (lighting design) and Jason Ducat (sound design).

The Electric Baby

Opens Friday, February 9, 2018

Runs February 9 – May 4, 2018

Select performances:

Thursday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday matinée, 1:00 p.m.

Sunday matinée, 2:00 p.m.

Preview Performances

February 7 and 8, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Chats with the Cast

Before every performance, a member of the ensemble will be in the Black Box Lobby greeting guests and answering questions about the show. After every performance, ensemble members will be available for informal discussion.

Audience Talk Backs

These discussions after the performance will cover particular interesting subjects about the production with the cast, director, and/or designers

Friday, March 9 after the 7:30 p.m. performance and Wednesday, March 28 after the 1:00 p.m. performance