Monday, October 30, 2017

Vintage Theatre presents Red

Vintage Theatre presents
by John Logan
Directed by Craig A. Bond

November 24, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Vintage Theatre presents “Red” November 24 through January 7. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays and Monday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. (no performance on Saturday, December 2) at the Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. No Performance on Sunday, April 16. Tickets are $25 - $30 and available online at or by calling 303-856-7830.

What is art? And who gets to decide anyway?
Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art; a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing.  Set in the 1950s, and based on a series of real events, “Red” takes a compelling look at the ever-changing relationship between an artist and his creations.  

Director Craig A. Bond has cast Phil Luna as Mark Rothko and Jason Spina as Ken.

Red” won the 2010 Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Play and was nominated for a total of seven Tony Awards, winning six  including Best Play.  All in all, it received the most wins out of any other production that season. The play also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.
John Logan is well known for films like Gladiator, The Aviator, Star Trek: NemesisTim Burton-directed musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Rango, Skyfall and Alien: Covenant and as the creator of  the television series Penny Dreadful, but Logan was a successful playwright in Chicago years before turning to screenwriting. His first play, Never the Sinner, tells the story of the infamous Leopold and Loeb case. Subsequent plays include Hauptmann, about the Lindbergh baby kidnapping and Riverview, a musical melodrama set at Chicago's famed amusement park. He premiered two new plays in 2013; Peter and Alice and I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers.  In 2014 the musical The Last Ship, inspired by the childhood experiences of Sting, premiered and received two Tony nominations.   I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers, staring Emma Messenger as Sue Mengers, can be seen at Vintage Theatre on December 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Vintage Theatre presents
A gripping look at artist and art through the lens of a young assistant.
Nov.24 - Jan 7
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m; No performance on Saturday, December 2
Tickets are $25 - $30
Online at or 303-856-7830.
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010.
90 minutes, no intermission.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Royal Host Motel

Photo courtesy The Colfax Museum Collection
The Royal Host Motel is still standing today at 930 E. Colfax Avenue, only now it's a Days Inn.

Friday, October 27, 2017

I Yam What I Yam at Popeye's Chicken

Photo courtesy Jonny B.
Ah Colfax, the more you change, the more you stay the same! What happens on Colfax has probably already happened on Colfax.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bronco Cheeleaders 2017

I guess you could say I'm a Broncos Fan, but this view is what really gets me to the games!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Colorado State Capitol

Postcard courtesy The Colfax Museum Collection
All the trees are still babies! Our best guess on the year of this photo comes from Ward Love: "I'm going with 1963 - plus or minus a year. I can recall when the "old" trees were all dying and removed. Then for a few years, hardly any trees - before a "reforestation" project began. There have been several periods over the last century when the Capitol, Civic Center Park and City and County Building were bereft of trees, as I recall. (I'm 81YO)"

Friday, October 20, 2017

Aeroplane View of Colfax Avenue

Postcard courtesy The Colfax Museum Collection
Aeroplane View of the Colorado State Capitol and Colfax Avenue.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Farewell Stonewall Motel

Photo by Jonny B.
Colfax Jack just told me they are going to tear down the Stonewall Motel. Ah, progress... had to grab a shot when I was out there today. I'm so glad their rooms include AIR!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

East Drive-In Theatre

Opened on July 4, 1947 as the Drive-In. The opening movies were Groucho Marx in “A Night in Casablanca” & Gale Storm in “Sunbonnet Sue”. In 1948 it was renamed East Drive-In.

Friday, October 13, 2017

West Colfax Sidewalks

Photo by Jonny B.
I'll tell you this, that new Colfax Avenue Streetscaping plan could not come any sooner...

Monday, October 9, 2017

Hilton Hotel

The Hilton Hotel used to boast of the longest foyer in the country. Here it is back in its' heyday, overlooking Capitol Hill on Colfax Avenue.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Red Apple Cottage Camp

Postcard courtesy The Colfax Museum Collection
Red Apple Cottage Camp used to be at 7990 W. Colfax Avenue in Lakewood, CO

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

B & B Cottages

Postcard courtesy The Colfax Museum Collection
B & B Cottages used to be at 11707 E. Colfax Avenue in Aurora, Colorado.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Starjammer - Avant-Garde Dub Reggae - at the Goosetown Tavern

Come hell or high snowfall, the sound continuum calls. The Starjammer is locked and loaded, and ready to seek out new grooves and new vibrations!