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Review by Claire Martin, The Denver Post3.5 (out of 4) stars! Vintage Theatre's production of Marsha Norman's "'Night, Mother" is compelling, intelligent and, for a story about impending suicide, surprisingly witty. Mother Thelma Cates (Emma Messenger) introduces herself by comically waggling her ample behind to "Yakety Yak" as she putters in the kitchen, looking for a snack. She complains aloud that they're out of Snoballs and Hershey's kisses, launching into a nearly nonstop commentary about whatever pops into her mind. Continue reading...

If you loved the film 'Fried Green Tomatoes,' this is the musical for you! A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page form an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It's for sale, but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill. Featuring Megan Van De Hey, Anne Oberbroeckling and Kelly Watt.   Directed by Bev Newcomb-Madden June 26 through August 16 Tickets are $32 at the door or $28 in advance ...

By David Marlowe "Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Night Mother” is being given a soul-shattering reading by two of Denver’s finest in the intimacy of the Bond-Trimble Theatre at Vintage Theatre in Aurora. Imbued with profound sadness, this tale of a young woman’s last hour is sensitively directed by Billie McBride. Emma Messenger delivers a nuanced portrayal of a mother brought face to face with a situation she never could have imagined to be possible. Haley Johnson gives us a heart-rending portrayal of a lost soul who has shut every door in her life…except one." Read the full review...

By AXS.com "Same-sex marriage is one of the most dividing issues facing the country today. With the upcoming ruling from the Supreme Court, it’s a topic still broadcast on nearly every news station across the country and an issue that many people are highly passionate about, with strong opinions on both sides. With issues like this, ones that reach deep into an individual’s personal beliefs, artists of all types can find inspiration. And, in 2008, when California famously passed Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage, inspiration is just what K.D. Carlson found. Much like the rest of the country, Carlson found herself sucked in by the dramatic testimonies and stories from the famous Proposition 8 appeal hearings and began to put pen to paper. Her play “UnMarried in America” was first presented in Aspen, with director Wendy Moore at the helm. It then traveled to the Colorado Community Theatre Coalition Festival in Salida, where it won nine awards, including Best Ensemble, Best Director and the People’s Choice Award. From there, Vintage Theatre’s Artistic Director Craig Bond decided to give the play a full staging at his Aurora Theatre, where it opened May 8 to standing ovations and an enthusiastic audience." Read the full review...