Guest Columns

HUDSON: DCPA PRODUCTIONS COMPLETELY UNSENTIMENTAL

'Well,' 'Absurd' add acidity to holiday treacle

“Well,” by Lisa Kron, directed by Christy Montour-Larson, and “Absurd Person Singular,” by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Sabin Epstein. Both playing through
Dec. 19 at the DCPA.
Tickets: 303-893-4100.

The Denver Center Theater Company is offering a pair of alternatives to its annual mounting of the Dickens chestnut, “A Christmas Carol.” Lisa Kron’s “Well” is the more intriguing fare, and, at 90 minutes without an intermission, will have you back on the street in plenty of time for a nightcap. Kron has been a performance artist, and it shows in her script, which is part sporadic monologue and part sketch comedy.

WINTER: DIVERSE WOMEN TRANSFORM POLITICAL SCENE

'Run, Vote, Lead' puts 20 candidates on ballot

Last year, Colorado and the rest of the country fell in love with a community organizer of humble beginnings who was raised by a hardworking single mother. With the support of the Centennial State he went on to win the presidency in 2008.

NEILSON: AND NOW YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY?

Long-term Fiscal Stability Commission, run by Democrats, was a real charade

As a member of the state Long-term Fiscal Stability Commission, more aptly named by the minority the Long-term Fiscal Irresponsibility Commission, here is the “rest of the story” from my view.

HILLMAN: BASEBALL, BATS AND UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

Metal bat decision may have its own victims

It’s natural to sympathize with the parents of Brandon Patch, the 18-year-old baseball pitcher who died after he was hit by a batted ball in 2003.

HUDSON: AN AFFIRMATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF THE AMERICAN DREAM

Raisin's dreams are no longer deferred

By Miller Hudson
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

A RAISIN IN THE SUN, by Lorraine Hansberry. Directed by Israel Hicks. Playing at the DCPA through October 31.

COFFMAN: DECISION DISREGARDED WELFARE OF MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM

Penry, HB 1317 shortchange America’s troops

In a recent article in The Colorado Statesman headlined, “On the range at Piñon Canon,” state Sen. Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, complained that he is being unfairly labeled as anti-military because he supported legislation that permanently bars the United States Army from receiving the additional training areas it has requested in Piñon Canyon.

SMITH: I UNFOLDED THE PAPERS: A SUMMONS TO APPEAR IN COURT

Paul Kirk befriended me in a time of need

It was a gloomy New England morning my freshman year at Harvard, and we were sitting around our room in Strauss Hall, recovering from a night on the town in Boston.

MARTIN: EARLY ENCOURAGEMENT CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Let’s help good people run for, stay in office

In towns and counties all over Colorado, we’re seeing candidates emerge for local posts: city councils, county commissions, school boards and all the other offices that represent our most direct form of democracy. In these days of complicated issues and stark budgets, we need the best possible minds solving our collective problems.

HUDSON: 'VOYSEY INHERITANCE' GOT IT RIGHT IN 1905

DCPA production of Mamet adaptation examines early Madoff-style swindle

By Miller Hudson
GUEST COLUMNIST

“The Voysey Inheritance,” by Harley Granville-Barker in a new adaptation by David Mamet. Directed by Bruce K. Sevy, and playing in the Space Theatre at the DCPA through Oct. 24.

“Oh! What a tangled web we weave,
When first we practice to deceive!”

CHILDEARS: LET BANKS DO THEIR JOBS

Consumers can’t get the loans they need

Economic recovery begins with responsible access to credit. Banks know that businesses and consumers need credit, and that they aren’t always getting the credit they need. That leaves many asking, “Why?”

Here’s why.