The Catamounts to Present FAILURE: A LOVE STORY, 10/10-26
The Catamounts present the regional premiere of "Failure: A Love Story" by Philip Dawkins, directed by Amanda Berg Wilson, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, October 10-26, 2013, at the Dairy Center for the Arts.
Set in 1928 in a clock shop on The Edge of the Chicago River, "Failure: A Love Story" is a magical, musical fable about the triumphs, aspirations, and untimely deaths of the Fail sisters, and the man who loved them all.
Nelly was the first of the Fail girls to die, followed soon after by her sisters, Jenny June and Gerty. As with many unforeseen circumstances in life--blunt objects, disappearances and consumption--they never saw death coming. "Failure" is a profoundly funny and moving offering that reminds us in the end, all that remains is love.
Says Berg Wilson: "Five pages into this play, I loved its big, brave heart and knew we had to produce it. I have loved Philip's work since 2006, when I directed a short piece of his in Chicago as part of Collaboraction's Sketchbook Festival, so it's just a total thrill to get to introduce him to Colorado." Of its premiere last November, the Chicago Sun Times wrote: "A wholly wonderful show that is profound, yet at the very same time whimsical beyond all imagining-in which love and death...conjoin in the strangest yet most beautiful of waltzes." (Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times)
Saturday performances of "Failure" include a community meal with a menu inspired by the play and created by RollinGreens food truck, and a first-release beer brewed especially for the performance by Wild Woods Brewery. Interior design studio Agnes & Hoss is designing the tables and environment for the meal.
Where/When: At the Dairy Center for the Arts' East Theater, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO, 80302. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, October 10 through 26.
Tickets are on sale now! Call 303-444-7328, or go to The Dairy website, www.thedairy.org. Community meals are scheduled for October 12 (post-show), October 19 (pre-show at 6:30pm), and October 26 (post-show).