This is the story of Dude and Bro’s Epic Adventure, the comedy that’s the latest production by SquidShow Theatre.
Based on the 1989 film Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, SquidShow Theatre founder Sasha Cucciniello took the concept of that cult classic to create a show, featuring Sam Burgess, Patrick Dyer, Elizabeth Forsythe, Jessika Laufenberg, Thomas Shane, Colin Sullivan and Cucciniello, that is set in Telluride.
Dude and Bro’s Epic Adventure will be performed at the Sheridan Opera House, Thurs., Feb. 24-Saturday, Feb. 26, at no cost; the show is open to the public. A hat will be passed after each show.
Leave the kids at home.
TFF Presents Rabbit Hole Tonight at the Nugget
TELLURIDE – Nominated for an Oscar (Best Actress) for her role in Rabbit Hole, Nicole Kidman plays a mother struggling to recover after the loss of her 4-year-old son to a motor vehicle accident. Becca (Kidman) and Howie Corbett (a stunning Aaron Eckhart) are trying to move forward with their lives after the tragic experience of losing a child. Despite the painful context of the film, it is described by Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times as “entertaining and surprisingly amusing, under the circumstances. The film is in a better state of mind than its characters. Its humor comes, as the best humor does, from an acute observation of human nature. We have known people something like this. We smile in recognition.”
The couple seeks help from outside sources, though ultimately they must forge their own way while Becca is forced to confront her deeper, more complex personal struggles.
A “haunting and hypnotic movie,” writes Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, that “blinks back tears in favor of taking on the world, not running from it…Kidman, doing her best work in years, just comes at you.”
The screenplay was written by playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, who wrote the original 2006 play (in which Cynthia Nixon won a Tony Award for her performance).
Director John Cameron Mitchell choreographs a deeply honest portrayal of the couple as they search for ways to help them cope with their grief and save their marriage.
One SHOW only, at 8:30 p.m., at the Nugget Theater. The movie is Rated PG-13 and runs 91 minutes. Tickets are $8. No Nugget Passes, please.
Sculpture in Ridgway Welcomes community Support
RIDGWAY – Ridgway’s new committee dedicated to placing high-quality sculpture in public spaces around the town core is moving in the process of selecting appropriate locations for works of art on loan from such prominent local artists, including Bill Noland and Michael McCullough of Ridgway, Mary Zimmerman of Paonia and Scott Shaffer of Grand Junction.
Others are encouraged to support this effort to bring more walking traffic and outside interest to Ridgway by donating to Sculpture in Ridgway today (by calling Lucy Boody at 970/708-0405).
The Way I See It, With Gus Kenworthy, Is Powder’s ‘Movie of the Year’
ASPEN – The accolades continue to come for MSP Films’ 2010 feature film, The Way I See It, taking home Movie of the Year award at Powder Magazine’s 11th Annual Video Awards ceremony.
The award comes on the heels of “Best Film,” “Best Editing” and “People’s Choice” from the International Film Festival (IF3) in Montreal, Quebec; “Best Film” from IF3 in Annecy, France; “Best Film” and “Best Ski Segment” from New York City’s annual SNOW Film Fest; “Reader’s Choice” from Freeskier Magazine and “Best Ski Film” from ESPN.com.
Participating athletes in the film were
Arne Backstrom, Bobby Brown, Cody Townsend, Colby West, Eric Hjorleifson, Gus Kenworthy, Henrik Windstedt, Ingrid Backstrom, Jacob Wester, James Heim, JT Holmes, Kaj Zackrisson, Mark Abma, Richard Permin, Rory Bushfield, Russ Henshaw, and Sean Pettit.