Summer 2018 Black Box Theater Season

The Gunnison Arts Center’s 63 seat Black Box Theatre is located in the historical portion of our building and sets an intimate and unique venue for community theatre, concerts, films, dance shows and more!

Audition Announcements:
Auditions for “Comedy is Hard” will be held on May 22 OR 23 from 6 – 8 pm in the GAC Black Box Theatre. You will only need to attend one evening of auditions and short readings will be provided. Please see below for production dates and play synopsis. More info to come on exact acting roles.

“Subject to Change”
Crested Butte Mountain Theatre Improv Troupe

Thursday, May 24. Doors 7, Curtain 7:30 pm.

Crested Butte Mountain Theatre’s very own Improv Troupe ‘Subject to Change’ will be gracing the Black Box Theatre for an entirely unscripted comedy show in the format of “Who’s Line Is It Anyway”. The troupe specializes in taking audience suggestions; which can get crazy and adult-themed, and weave them into comedy gold. This one-night show will be in the Black Box Theatre, get your tickets today! Ages 18+.

Tickets: $5/person.

Get tickets HERE.

‘night, Mother
By Marsh Norman

May 31 – June 2. Doors 7, Curtain 7:30 pm.
* Friday June 1st will begin at 8:00 pm due to the ArtWalk.

Marsh Norman’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, ‘night, Mother is an eloquent, powerful and ultimately shattering play that explores the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living. It centers on the interactions between an elderly woman and her daughter, whose depression has pushed her to the brink of suicide. As she steels herself for her last act, her mother unflinchingly encourages her to opt for life. Directed by Erin Young. Appropriate for ages 16+.

Tickets: $12/adults, $10/Members, Snrs (60+).

Get tickets HERE.

Cabaret: “Sugar & Spice, Naughty & Nice”
June 29 & 30. Doors and cocktails 7:30, Show 8:00 pm.

Get yourself a cocktail and settle in for an evening of dance and song-ranging from spicy to sweet, naughty to very nice in a cabaret setting. You’ll laugh and love this locally produced talent held in the GAC Dance Studio, cabaret style! Directed by Enid Holden, Accompaniment by Julia Wilson, MC by William Spicer. Appropriate for ages 18+.

Tickets: $20/person.

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Survivors Guide To Prison
July 7. Doors 5:30 Show at 6:00 pm, Q & A discussion to follow film

You’re more likely to go to prison in the United States than any other country in the world, so in the unfortunate case it happens to you, this is the SURVIVORS GUIDE TO PRISON. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon, the nonstop film chronicles the stories of two men who spent decades behind bars for murders they did not commit. With additional narration by activist celebrities like Danny Trejo, Patricia Arquette, Jesse Williams, Ice T, RZA, Busta Rhymes, Tom Morello, Macklemore, B-Real, Deepak Chopra, Warren G and more joining forces to change this broken system, the Survivors Guide exposes a failed punishment model. Gripping testimony from inmates, guards, staff, police, analysts, lawyers and reformers lend further credibility as documentarian Matthew Cooke examines the system cell by cell and by contrast, the dramatic programs proven to work. Q & A Discussion with special guest to follow the film.

This Film is Ages 16+ Tickets: $10/adults, $7 snrs(60+), members
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Comedy is Hard
By Mike Reiss

July 19 – 21 and 26 – 28. Doors 7, Curtain 7:30 pm.

When Kay, a retired actress, meets Lou, a retired comedian, she invites him to move in with her at Sunset Terrace, a home for elderly entertainers. As their relationship blossoms, they argue over which is harder, stand-up comedy or serious drama. Mike Reiss, Emmy and Peabody Award winning writer for “The Simpsons”, has crafted a delightful comedy that explores themes of relationships, the performer’s hunger for recognition, and the challenges of growing old, with a script that is both intensely funny and deeply touching. Directed by William Spicer.

Join us for a “Talk Back” conversation with prolific writer Mike Reiss at the closing of the production on Friday, July 20th!

Tickets: $15/adults, $12/members & snrs (60+).

Get tickets HERE.

King Arthur’s Quest
A Missoula Children’s Theatre Production

Saturday, August 11.
Shows at 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00 pm.

KING ARTHUR’S QUEST by Michael McGill is the story of the legendary King Arthur, who strode across Medieval England with courage and confidence…or did he? What if the troubles of his kingdom threatened to overwhelm him? Join the Knights and Squires of the Round Table as they try to do the right thing. Hope for the best outcome as your favorite characters of Camelot – Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Taleisin, The Raven, and Lancelot wrestle with the challenges faced by their people. Follow the original twist on this familiar story as it weaves its way through a landscape full of surprises! Performed by local kids ages 6-18. Doors open one half hour before curtain.

Tickets: $10/adults, $7/kids (12-).

Get tickets HERE.