February 13


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Opening night we serve ginger ale and dessert at intermission. The next night it's ginger ale and munchies at the after show reception with the cast. The second Saturday we invite you to stay after the show for an informal discussion/Q&A session with the director and cast.
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Christmas is a-commin’ and the goose is gettin’ fat.
Please to put a penny in the old man’s hat.
Gin ye nae ha’ penny, then a ha’penny will do.
Gin ye nae ha’ ha’penny, then God bless you.

It's that time of year again. There's frost on your windshield in the morning. There's a whiff of woodsmoke on the breeze (on approved burn days, of course). The star is lit on Flagstaff Mountain (low energy bulbs). All retail establishments are flooding you with Christmas music from opening to closing. Oh, and every non-profit in the known universe is asking you for money.

We're a non-profit - we have to ask. (Boy, are we ever non-profit.)

If you saw our recent production of Juno and the Paycock you probably recognized all of the furniture from previous shows. Theater is even harder on furniture than small children since it gets moved, in a hurry, so often. Fortunately none of the furniture collapsed during this show, at least not during a performance. Still, we really need new furniture.

Since Juno and the Paycock took place in a rundown tenement apartment, the often repaired and generally seedy flats (which made up the "walls" of the set) looked appropriate. Some of those flats are older than some of the cast. We've decided to break down and replace all our flats. Each flat isn't terribly expensive, but there are a lot of them to replace.

Other costs, of course, only go up. The Dairy Center will be undergoing major renovations, particularly of the dramatic theaters, in 2015 & 2016. Half of our next season will have to be performed outside of the Dairy Center. At this point, we don't know how this will affect our rental costs.

In short, we need money. We hate having to ask for it, but it's the only way we can survive. We do what might be considered a "retro" style of theater. There aren't many theater companies doing it these days and we need your help to keep it going. All donations are tax deductable. Click the button below to donate now via Paypal, or send your check to:

The Upstart Crow
2131 Arapahoe Ave., Unit A
Boulder, CO 80302

All performances of The Upstart Crow are at
The Dairy Center for the Arts
2590 Walnut Street . Boulder . Colorado
Parking at the Dairy Center for the Arts is limited! On nights when the Dairy Center is hosting mutiple events demand for parking can greatly exceed capacity.
Please plan accordingly.

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Actor's Benefit

The first Name-Your-Price Night of each production is now an Actor's Benefit performance. Our actors give up their weeknights for 6 weeks of rehearsals and then 3 weekends of performances. Our crew (which includes the actors) gives up their weekends during that time to build sets and costumes. Although The Upstart Crow needs the money, the receipts from this night will be divided among the cast and crew to provide some compensation for their time and effort. It probably won't rise to the level of slave wages, but it will help ease the burden on struggling artists. If you'd like to show your appreciation to the people who make our shows happen, this is a good time to do so.

The Upstart Crow, a classical theatre company, constantly strives to find and produce those works that speak to the contemporary experience from a historical perspective with the highest respect for the actor's craft, the playwright's intention, and the audience's intelligence.

Our scripts for Shakespeare
and other classic plays are
provided by Armado & Moth;
scripts arranged for actors.
Boulder's Upstart Crow The Upstart Crow
2131 Arapahoe Ave., Unit A
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-1415

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The work of The Upstart Crow is supported in part by grants from
Boulder Citizens Advisory Board in conjunction with
The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and
Boulder Arts Commission, an agency of the Boulder City Council
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Updated December 11, 2014


Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring
Aug 29--Sept 13

Juno and the Paycock
by Sean O'Casey
Nov 21--Dec 6

Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare
Feb 13--28

The Flies
by Jean-Paul Sartre
May 15--30

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