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!


Community Theatre Announcements:
The GAC is currently looking for a Director for the annual Holiday Theatre Production. To inquire, please email Performing Arts Manager, steve@gunnisonartscenter.org.



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
Saturday, 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+).

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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-).

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