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TheatreWorks offers a booze roundtable at "Prologue"

By: DEB FLOMBERY Special to The Gazette
January 23, 2014 Updated: January 23, 2014 at 5:35 pm
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photo - TheatreWorks and the University of Colorado at Colorado Spring's theater department explore the mysteries of whiskey and yes, getting drunk in the "Prologue: Booze Roundtable."
TheatreWorks and the University of Colorado at Colorado Spring's theater department explore the mysteries of whiskey and yes, getting drunk in the "Prologue: Booze Roundtable." 

2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 3955 Regent Circle, free; 255-3232, www.theatreworkscs.org. Note: TheatreWork's production of "The Weir" follows the event at 4 p.m. Sunday, $35, $15 children under 16, UCCS students free; 255-3232, theatre workscs.org

A ghost. An Irish pub. And whiskey, of course.

In tandem with TheatreWorks' production of "The Weir," University of Colorado at Colorado Springs explores the latter in one of its recurring Prologue events. This time: "The Booze Roundtable," which kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Conor McPherson play tells the story of three men who meet in an Irish pub. When an attractive young woman moves into their remote village, the men begin to show off, sharing ghost stories, each one more wild and compelling than the last. And yes, of course, there's a twist.

With that kind of setting, Prologue producer Kevin Landis figured that local distiller Michael Myers (Distillery 291) would be a nice fit to discuss the spirit. Free samples will be offered to the audience.

Perhaps not surprisingly, "Booze Roundtable" is anticipated to be a hot ticket for Sunday.

"It's funny," says Landis, who is also director of the UCCS theater program and founder of the Prologue series. "We've had erudite scholars; we've had Scott Simon, the anchor for NPR's Weekend Edition; we've had Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights and so forth, but everyone is excited about booze."

Landis has also invited assistant chemistry professor Janelle Owens. She's going to talk about the chemistry behind getting drunk.

This is the fourth year of the Prologue series.

"My hope is that it just gives the audience a little more insight into the play they are about to see," he says. "Or just have a good time. There's that, too. And with whiskey I imagine people will have a good time."

Deb Flomberg, Special to The Gazette

 

OTHER EVENTS

Voodoo Hawks and 6035 Dance Party - 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, admission is donation to Care and Share Food Bank; 476-2200, stargazerstheatre.com

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