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As we hope you already know, the musical “This Beautiful City” by New York City-based theater company The Civilians returns to Colorado Springs this Friday in special concert version, Saturday and Sunday for its three final performances.
The even better news is that TICKETS ARE FREE, but seating is limited. (more info below)
If you don’t already know, “This Beautiful City” was first produced here in Colorado Springs in 2006 under the working title “Save This City.” The Civilians speat many weeks here doing “investigations” into the local life and culture. That meant dozens of interviews with locals exploring their relationships (both pro and con) with the booming evangelical culture. (For more information on how The Civilians conduct their interviews and use them to produce the play (click HERE for more information about how The Civilians research and produce their plays).
As fate would have it, The Civilians arrived just before the Ted Haggard scandal broke in November of that year. As a result, the production deals heavily with the conflict that many in the community were feeling at that time.
Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of the play is how completely honest and fair it is. While many different voices from different viewpoints are heard, none rise above the others. The result is truly innovative and compelling piece of theater. But don’t take our word for it, here’s what the had to say:
You might assume that members of a hip New York theater company would descend on the country’s epicenter of evangelism like a swarm of junior Michael Moores, wielding tape recorders like rapiers, backpacks stuffed full of snark. But the Civilians, known for the long-running revue “Gone Missing” and other documentary shows, have generally used humor to illuminate our follies rather than to sneer at our frailties. And that is certainly the case in “This Beautiful City,” which presents its collage of human experience without commentary, with a loose focus on the clash between religious orthodoxy and freedom of sexual expression.
To hear songs, watch a video clip and see pictures from other productions of this show, you can click HERE.
Complete performance information is available HERE.
Because tickets are limited, we offering a special service for Big Something readers and subscribers: We will reserve up to 8 tickets for you in a envelope with your name on them that you can pick up at KRCC at 912 N. Weber between today and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please leave your name and how many tickets you want in the comments section below.