The Festival Playhouse to Stage TAKING STOCK, Now thru 2/17


The Festival Playhouse presents "Taking Stock" February 8 - 17 and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 Fridays and Saturdays, $14 on Sundays for adults and are available by calling 303-422-4090. The Festival Playhouse is located at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd in Arvada. Warning: This play has some mature language and is suggested for audiences over 13 years old.

Alvi and Sam, partners and pals, have run a sporting goods store on New York's West Side for forty years. It's Memorial Day and they are taking stock of their inventory and their options. The neighborhood has changed, the yuppie landlord is raising the rent and the customers don't know the first thing about sports. Sam wants to renovate: Alvi doesn't want to change a thing. As the two old friends struggle over their future, they reveal their fears, hopes, passions and affection for each other.

Richard Schotter's full-length plays--Medicine Show, Benya the King, The Wood Dancer, Taking Stock and The Sussman Variations-- have been performed in New York, around the U.S. and in Europe. He has been an "Obie" Award nominee and received a CAPS grant and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture's Berman Playwriting Award (for Benya the King). With composer Michael Kosarin he has written a musical of Anne of Green Gables Mr. Schotter has written lyrics for the PBS children's series, The Puzzle Place and co-authored with his wife, Roni, the children's book, There's a Dragon About: A Winter's Revel.

The Festival Playhouse presents "Taking Stock" tonight, February 8 - 17, Fri and Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun at 2 p.m.. Tickets are $16 Fri/Sat; $14 Sun. The Festival Playhouse is located at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. in Arvada, Colo. Call 303-422-4090 or visit for more information. Mature language - suggested for audiences over 13 years old.

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