Winter 2019 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:

“Crackpots, Crack Shots & A Cannibal” Auditions

Tuesday, March 26th, 6:00 pm.
You could be part of an evening of theater unlike anything you’ve experienced before! Performed in a fast-paced readers theater style, this play is full of pistol packing, snowshoeing, a cannibal and a few instances of old west language, so best leave the chickabiddies(kiddos) at home! If you’ve always wanted to give theatre a try, pull yourself up by your bootstraps and come on down to audition in the Black Box Theatre, Tuesday, March 26th, at 6:00 pm.

Winter Black Box Season:

Crested Butte Mountain Theater presents:
Subject to Change Improv Show
Thursday, January 10.
Doors 7:00, Curtain 7:30 pm.

Crested Butte Mountain Theatre’s very own Improv Troupe Subject to Change is back by popular demand and 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.

Gunnison Valley Poetry Readings
Friday, February 22, & Saturday, April 13.
Doors 6:00, Readings begin at 6:30 pm.

The Gunnison Valley Poetry Festival and the Gunnison Arts Center present the reading series of 2019! Local and visiting writers, poets, story tellers and musicians celebrate with the community, the written and spoken/sung word. Check back in for more information on upcoming featured readers. Black Box Theatre. Full bar available.
$10/general admission, $5/students.

Our February readers have been announced! For full bios on the readers, click HERE.

February Poetry Reading, purchase tickets HERE.
April Poetry Reading, purchase tickets HERE.

Murder & Mystery in the Gunnison Valley
Saturday, February 23. 1:00 – 2:00 pm.
Join us for a lively and absorbing discussion on murder, mystery and intrigue in the Gunnison Valley with County Coroner, Michael Barnes, Gunnison County Sheriff, John Gallowich, and local historian, Duane Vandenbusche. Learn about the gunfights, disappearances, mysteries and gruesome bloodshed dating back to the first settlers, up to contemporary criminal cases. Chaired by Director of Western’s MFA program in Creative Writing, Mark Todd.
In partnership with the Crested Butte Center for the Arts. Black Box Theatre. Full bar available
$10/general admission, $5/students.

Purchase tickets HERE.

For Murder in the Mountains Mini Noir Festival schedule, click HERE.
To purchase a Full Festival Pass, click HERE.

30th Anniversary SonofaGunn:
GAC To The Future
February 28, March 1 – 2 & March 7 – 9.
Doors 7:00, Curtain 7:30 pm.

Travel back in SonofaGunn time with Arty McFlyrod and friends in this year’s 30th Anniversary “GAC To The Future”. Come see what crazy characters pop up from past shows and how issues have changed (or not) in thirty years! Celebrate, laugh and support the Gunnison Arts Center’s annual fundraiser while being hilariously entertained. Be sure to get your tickets early before they sell out… and if you have been in SonofaGunn before, join us for a special past cast reunion before the show on March 2nd. Don’t miss the fun of SonofaGunn! A GAC Benefit.

Saturday, March 2nd, is sold out.
Please call the Arts Center should you have any questions.

Tickets: $20/Thursday nights, $25/Friday & Saturday nights.

Crackpots, Crack Shots & A Cannibal
April 25 – 27.
Doors 7:00, Curtain 7:30 pm.

The year is 1880 and four total strangers arrive in the Gunnison County during a mining boom that added a thousand a day of their kind to the population already here. Soon these four meet and become fast friends. What they did next changed the face of Colorado forever. From the word processor of playwright and director Mike Callihan comes this true – well, mostly true – story of “The Bloodhound of the Rockies”, the pistol-packing “Mountain Queen”, the “Man Who Stayed” and “Big Al” a snowshoeing, avalanche-chasing mail carrier. Toss in an encounter with, “the Colorado Cannibal” and you have an evening of theater unlike anything you’ve seen before. Told in a fast-paced readers theater style by the Up Valley, Down Valley Players, this play does have a few instances of old west language that a prudish few might find objectionable. So git yur tickets now!

Tickets: $15/adults, $12/members, seniors (60+), students.