The Lulubird Project Presents THE MRS. WHEATLAND PAGEANT At Theater29
The Lulubird Project is thrilled to present The Mrs. Wheatland Pageant. Performances will be at Theater 29, located at 5138 W. 29th Avenue, Denver 80212. All shows will be nightly February 28 through March 9 starting at 8:00 PM. The Sunday, March 3rd show will begin at 6 PM and there is no show on Monday, March 4th. Tickets for all performances are $20 and are available at www.theater29denver.com.
About the show: At ages 29 and 33, June and Jim Cleveland are growing restless in the small town of Wheatland, Colorado. To pass the time, they begin acting out original sitcom scenes from different decades. June is exhilarated by their foray into the 70's, and she adores the predictability of the 1950's. But when Vivian and the local school secretary proclaim that Wheatland women only get pregnant in their 20's, she clings to a 50's sitcom worldview as her 30th birthday approaches.
1950's sitcom fantasies, small town beauty pageants, strange fertility regimens, and gender norms collide in this rollicking comedy about a search for certainty in a world that is anything but.
"I am absurdly excited about this show! It's a dream come true: The opportunity to work with an exceptional director and production crew, a hilarious and ridiculously talented cast at a gem of a black box theatre dedicated to new work by Colorado playwrights. It's unprecedented," says writer Lisa Wagner Erickson.
The Mrs. Wheatland Pageant features the talents of: Emily Ebertz, Dakota C. Hill, Veronica Straight-Lingo and Margaret Norwood.
About Theater 29: "Theater 29 is a new venue in Northwest Denver where award-winning Colorado playwrights have the freedom to create, collaborate, develop, and produce the plays they want to see on stage. In 2013, I graduated with an MFA in Playwriting from a low-residency program at Lesley University in Boston. I saw classmates from the Boston area go on to form theatre companies and produce their own work with great success. Impressed and inspired, I began seeking out self-producing playwrights in the Denver area.
I was fortunate to become a member of the DirtyFish Theater playwrights' collective: Jeffrey Neuman, Leslie Lewis, Nina Miller, me, William Missouri Downs, Ellen K Graham and Tami Canaday.
In 2016, I began looking for a venue that could feature work by local playwrights and came across a listing for a property for sale in Northwest Denver. Shortly after purchasing the space, Ellen Graham introduced me to some accomplished and enterprising local playwrights who, in addition to herself, were looking for space to produce original work. It quickly became clear that Theater 29 would be a venue dedicated to five or six resident companies, all founded and run by Colorado playwrights. After some extensive remodeling, the venue opened in April of 2017 with Burnt Offering by Dakota C Hill. The plays at Theater 29 have been engaging diverse audiences at sold out shows ever since."