Denver, CO: Denver’s Lost and Found Productions is pleased to announce its third season. For this season, two shows will be performed in two locations, offering different neighborhoods in Denver access to Lost and Found’s unique mission of performing “lost” shows in “found” spaces. Tickets for both shows are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and both shows are available for $30 in advance.
“We here at Lost & Found Productions are ecstatic to return for a third season and we are proud of our selections. This year we are trying something different and will be having two productions back-to-back, summer rep style. This will be a fun challenge for us and we are looking forward to working with our growing family to ensure that both shows are of the highest quality,” offers Lost and Found Productions. “We are so lucky this year to perform in two of Denver’s coolest theatre venues: The Bug (a former Nickelodeon movie house) and The John Hand (a former Air Force firehouse). Our mission is to perform ‘lost’ shows in ‘found’ spaces and our third season will stay true to that.
By Timothy Findley
Directed by Patrick Brownson
June 22 through July 14 at The Bug Theatre
3654 Navajo Street in Denver
What makes a man a man and a woman a woman? On the eve of her former lover’s execution, Queen Elizabeth I visits Shakespeare and his company. When she meets Ned, Shakespeare’s brilliant performer of women’s roles, the actor the playwright and the queen come to startling revelations about sex, identity, humanity, and love.
Offers Director Patrick Brownson, “Elizabeth Rex is one of the most fascinating plays I’ve ever read. I’m a sucker for anything Elizabeth I-related, and this play does such a marvelous job presenting her in all her many facets. It also combines sexuality, gender roles and politics in a way that’s perhaps even more relevant today than it was when it was first written.”
War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast
By Joe Landry
Directed By Kevin Flomberg-Rollins
July 27 through August 18 at The John Hand Theater
7653 E. 1st Place in Denver
An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds–but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles’s 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners took for news. Now, ten years later, the WBFR radio ensemble recreates the colorful events surrounding the infamous evening, including the full original broadcast. Complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects, this radio-play-within-a-radio-play is a thrilling homage to the form’s golden age and timely reminder of what fear can do to a society.
“This story has fascinated me since childhood and I couldn’t be more excited to make it my directorial debut,” offers Director Kevin Flomberg-Rollins. “We will bring to life the most infamous radio broadcast of all time featuring a small cast portraying dozens of different characters. This story is not just a gem of American History, it is a powerful example of the first forms of ‘fake news.’ 80 years ago out entire country was duped by a simple broadcast, but how far have we really come since then?”