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Black Box Repertory Company prepares to start the season!

Posted by Sarah Kolb on September 01st 2016 to Center News

There are many changes in the Arvada Center’s theatre season this year, and one of the most exciting is the introduction of a brand new repertory company performing in the Black Box Theatre!

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The Black Box repertory company sets up for a photoshoot

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Video for Waiting for Godot with Geoffrey Kent (director) and Sam Gregory (Vladimir)

The ensemble, headed by Lynne Collins, is filled with all-star local actors, directors, technical artists and designers who will appear in a variety of roles throughout the four-play season. For the past few weeks, they’ve been busy getting ready to open the season.

In July, the rep company met up for the first time for a photoshoot inside Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox. Rep company member Michael Morgan is directing a series of videos, filmed all around the Center, where company members discuss their rep experiences, their friendships and their weirdest theatre stories. Costume design and fittings are underway. And rehearsals for Tartuffe started this week!

Over the course of the season, audiences will see the Black Box used in new and creative ways in stories that travel to 17th Century France, Edwardian England, the American plains of the 1950s and a world that is both everywhere and nowhere.

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Michael Morgan captures Geoffrey Kent and Sam Gregory on film

Tartuffe, which opens the Black Box theatre season, is the first chance to see the rep company in action. While Tartuffe is not performed in repertory, it introduces the company of actors who audiences will see throughout the theatre season in a variety of roles. The classic satire mercilessly and mirthfully skewers hypocrites and the fools who believe in them, and stars Michael Morgan, Sam Gregory, Leslie O’Carroll, Kate Gleason, Sean Scrutchins, Emily Van Fleet, Anthony Adu, Josh Robinson and Jessica Austgen.

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Setting up to film the cast of Tartuffe – Kate Gleason (Elmire) and Sam Gregory (Orgon)

Tartuffe opens September 30, with preview performances September 28 – 29. To read more about the play and buy tickets, visit our website!

The season also includes Bus Stop, the regional premiere of The Drowning Girls, and the classic tragicomedy Waiting for Godot. Tickets for all shows are on sale now! (link here)

Tartuffe opens September 30 and runs until November 6. Attend a Talk Back with the cast, directors and designers on Friday, October 7 or Wednesday, October 19 following the matinee.

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