HISTORY OF DENVER’S ELITCH THEATRE

COURSE LEADERS: Ted Borrillo
MEETS: 3 Wednesdays TIME: 9:30am - 11:00am
DATES COURSE MEETS: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27
PRICE: $35.00
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LOCATION: Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver, CO 80224 Map
TYPE: Lecture,Q&A
CATEGORY: HISTORY
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Cecil B. DeMille once said that Denver’s Elitch Theatre was known among actors as “one of the greatest cradles of drama in American history.” Today the name “Elitch” is probably most often associated with the LoDo amusement park, but thousands recognize its deeper roots in Denver’s cultural history. After building a lovely garden at Tennyson and West 38th, John and Mary Elitch opened a theatre in 1890. Until its closing in 1987, the playhouse hosted many of the nation’s premier performers and witnessed huge transformations in American life. Join us as we share amusing anecdotes of the actors who walked Elitch’s boards and look back on the theater’s role in shaping Denver’s cultural landscape.