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Free Theater Reading in Denver – Nov 9

On The Colorado Theatre Guild presents the next installment in an ongoing FREE series to showcase new works by Colorado playwrights. Come see “The Bulletproof Man” by John Eberlinewill, which be presented as a staged reading and directed by Nicolette Vajtay at the Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th St. on Tuesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.   “The Bulletproof Man”is presented FREE to the public and will be followed by a talkback with the author and cast. The New Venture Series is dedicated to Al Brooks and Maxine Munt, who in 1968 founded Denver’s influential performance venue The Changing Scene, providing a stage for locally and nationally-created original works, and operated it until the theatre’s closure in 2000.

After the death of his father, Niles Rainken, AWOL from the Navy and running from the law, returns home to claim his share of the inheritance. The family estate is a ruined farm located in the old Indian Territories of Oklahoma at the bottom of a deep geological fault.  His brother Jack left a promising career, returning to the farm with his wife, to preside over the rusting machinery, aging farm animals and the youngest brother, Lester.  A childhood accident left Lester brain-damaged;  a catatonic, who spends his time staring at an unplugged television set, and who, has now begun to show the first signs of a reawakening.In the struggle to understand the myth of their own heritage, in this place where “X” marks the spot, the land becomes a point of departure for their memories of the past and their expectations for the future.  They discover there is no immunity from life and that they all share an inevitability of their own making.

The cast includes Michael Catlin as Niles Rainken, Scott Glennon as Jack Rainken, Nyle Kenning as Lester Rainken, Laurel Harris as Caroline, Shannon McKinnon as Reveille, Everett Graham as Young Niles, Connor Downs as Young Jack and Jake Langendorfer as Young Lester. Playwright John Eberline began a career in architecture after having first worked for many years in construction in the Colorado mountains.  His first stage play “The Bulletproof Man” was begun during that time and encompasses a feeling for the remoteness of both the people and the place.  Prior to that he wrote “Reflections of an American Harvest” a screenplay, and today he continues developing new works for the theatre.  The author is married and lives in the Denver area.
Colorado Theatre Guild presents
“The Bulletproof Man”
Tuesday, November 9
7:30 p.m.
The Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203

TICKETS: FREE, no reservations required

Information at 303-931-7241 or

Start: 7:30 PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 End: 10:00 PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Location: Avenue Theater
417 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO  80203

Between Logan and Pennsylvania Streets on 17th Ave.

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