Arts and Entertainment Recap for the weekend of November 18-20; Sopris Theater Company Presents “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong”

Julia Whalen and Wyatt Tulk of the Sopris Theater Company in The Play That Goes Wrong, which runs November 18-December 4 at CMC Spring Valley.
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What better way to start the holiday season than with a clumsy whodunit?

Set in the 1920s, the Sopris Theater production is a play within a play, with a comedic and chaotic opening night of Cornley University Drama Society’s latest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, in which things quickly go from bad to disastrous.

The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields is performed by the Sopris Theater Company at Colorado Mountain College-Spring Valley.

The whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show — an unconscious leading lady, a corpse who can’t play dead, and actors tripping over everything, including their lines, according to a company press release.

Combining Monty Python comedy with a Sherlock Holmes element, the Olivier Award-winning comedy follows accident-prone actors as they stumble their way to the curtain.

The play is by British theater company Mischief and is directed locally by Brad Moore. The cast includes Joshua Adamson, Michael Banks, Delven Bourne, JD Edmonds, Bostyn Elswick, Scott Elmore, Wyatt Tulk and Julia Whalen.

The piece lasts just over an hour non-stop and has haze/fog effects and simulated gunfire. Post-show talks with the cast will take place on December 20th, 26th and 2nd.

The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong will also be performed live at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen on January 27th and 28th, 2023 at 7pm

Warren Miller’s Winter Stoke film DAYMAKER at the Ute

“Daymaker” is the title of this year’s Warren Miller Entertainment film benefit for the Sunlight Ski Team.

From Monashees in British Columbia to the Olympus Range in Greece to Alaska and even grass skiing. Proceeds benefit the Sunlight Winter Sports Club, Sunlight’s non-profit children’s racing team. The evening begins with a special local short film, with proceeds benefiting the Sunlight Ski Team.

Gingerbread Design and Build Workshop in Glenwood Springs

Kick off the holidays with something gentle that might even win a competition. The Glenwood Community Arts Center has partnered with the Glenwood Springs Historical Society to host a gingerbread making workshop and contest featuring the Glenwood Springs Historical Society’s It’s About Time Gingerbread Contest on November 25 at the Hotel Colorado.

Vaudeville Holiday Show at Glenwood Springs

Get your belly laughing with two hours of fun family dinner theater packed with a variety of comedy, energetic dance numbers and unique new songs.

Who Village Christmas Market in Parachute

The second annual Who Christmas with free pictures featuring the Grinch at the Village Center Parachute Shops

Hotel Colorado Holiday Toy Drive

Hotel Colorado and The Salvation Army have teamed up for a Christmas toy drive for those in need. Donations can be dropped off at the Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St. through December 16th. New toy only, leave unpackaged


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