18 Oct 2016

The Crucible

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Presented by Firehouse Theater Company
by Arthur Miller
Directed by Peter J. Hughes

October 8 – November 5, 2016

Firehouse Theater Company presents “The Crucible” October 8 through November 5 at the John Hand Theater/Colorado Free University, 7653 East First Place in Lowry. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 Adult; $23 for Students/Seniors and are available by calling 303-562-3232 or on line at www.firehousetheatercompany.com.

In the insular, Puritan community of 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, a group of young girls are found dancing in the woods, and immediately fall ill. When no earthly cause can be determined, the citizens of Salem suspect that some more sinister force may be at hand. As long-held grudges turn to violent disputes, humiliating secrets are exposed and disseminated, and the line between truth and pretense becomes increasingly blurry, the citizens’ dogged determination to root out evil becomes more dangerous than the evil itself. When the burden of proof is invisible and the crime too terrible to name, everyone becomes a suspect and no one is safe.

Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” is a psychological exploration of the disturbing effects of mob mentality during intellectually unstable and spiritually confronting times. Inspired by the McCarthy Committee on Un-American Activities “witch hunt” trials of the early 1950’s, and set during the Salem witch hunts of the 1600s, “The Crucible” remains as relevant as ever, and carries with it a stern warning: in every community torn by suspicion, the most dangerous threat may be the community

The cast includes Jeff Jesmer (John Proctor), Julie Kaye Wolfe (Elizabeth Proctor), Lisa Kraai (Abigail Williams), Daniel Langhoff (Rev. John Hale), Carolyn Lohr (Mary Warren), David Fletcher (Deputy Governor Danforth), Christian Munck (Reverend Samuel Parris), Dell Domnik (Judge Hawthorne), Linda Suttle (Rebecca Nurse ), Jim Valone (Giles Corey), Rick Williams (Francis Nurse), Gary Leigh Webster (Thomas Putnam ), Diane Thiemann (Ann Putnam), Meghan Ralph (Tituba), Hannah Ford (Betty Parris), Cline Heyn (Cheevers), Flynn O’Hurley (Mercy Lewis), Allyx Towend (Susanna Wallcott), Patrick Neel (John Williard), Katie Mangett (Sarah Good) and Kerry Beebe (Martha Corey).

Director Peter J. Hughes has created an artistically ambiguous world, void of historic time/location reference, inviting the audience to create in their minds eye, unique and distinct experiences. From its fear injected beginning to its martyr igniting finale, “The Crucible” takes us on an emotional, political and spiritual roller coaster ride. The characters and audience members alike take a profound journey in navigating a sustainable faith through the darkness of the human ego into the Light of the human spirit.

Arthur Miller was questioned by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended. Miller was sentenced to a fine and a prison sentence, blacklisted, and disallowed a US passport. In 1958, his conviction was overturned by the court of appeals.

Firehouse Theater Company
“The Crucible”
Everyone is a suspect and no one is safe.
Oct. 8 – Nov 5
Fri/Sat @ 7:30; Sun @ 2 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $25 Adults, $23 Seniors/Students & Military
303-562-3232 or online at www.firehousetheatercompany.com
@ The John Hand Theater, 7653 East 1st Place, Denver, CO 80230

 

18 Oct 2016

LeafDrop!

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Denver Recycles and Ace Hardware Partner to Increase Leaf Composting

This fall, keep your leaves out of the landfill by composting them through Denver Recycles’ LeafDrop program!  Denver Recycles and Ace Hardware stores are once again partnering to give away 20,000 paper lawn & leaf bags to make LeafDrop as convenient as possible for Denver residents.

To get your FREE 5-pack of paper lawn & leaf bags, you’ll need to visit DenverGov.org/LeafDrop and print out the special LeafDrop coupon.  Then take your coupon to any of the participating Denver area Ace Hardware stores to get your free bags (no purchase necessary; while supplies last; limit one free pack per household)

For more details please visit the City of Denver website, including a full listing of all the dates, times and locations of drop sites.

11 Oct 2016

Update: Lowry Mailbox Kiosk Break-ins

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Until last week, the Post Office has always replaced and/or maintained the mailbox kiosks in Lowry. They replaced a few of the kiosks that had been broken into last week. Early last week, the LCMA met with the manager of the Post Office at Uinta & 11th to get a status update on replacing the remaining damaged boxes. At that time, the Post Office’s regional maintenance supervisor announced that they would now be following the part of the revised postal code that holds HOA’s responsible for maintaining and replacing the kiosks.

The LCMA has been attempting to maintain the kiosks for years – they always seem to need painting – but when we have approached the Post Office about it, they have always stepped in and done the maintenance / replacement themselves. The LCMA is anxious to get started with the mailbox kiosk replacements. It looks like the LCMA will be replacing all remaining damaged kiosks firsts, then move right into replacing all plastic-sided kiosks to prevent future break-ins.

A week ago, the LCMA requested a map of where all their kiosks are located and a list of the kiosk specs (# slots, etc) to provide it to the Post Office’s certified vendor.  We were told that would be no problem and that we would have the list by the end of last week.  Unfortunately, the Post Office has not been able to provide that information yet.

Today, the LCMA made an executive decision that, in the interest of resolving this situation as quickly as possible, we would just take over identifying and mapping the kiosks for the replacement vendor and the Post Office is willing to hand that over to us. Thursday morning the LCMA is meeting with the contractor who will be replacing the boxes.  We are told that this contractor has the metal boxes in stock, but we have many to replace, so we optimistically estimate that the replacement will take two weeks to complete.

Keying the new boxes and distributing the keys is something that the Post Office must do – not something that the LCMA can do. We aren’t familiar with the Post Office’s usual turnaround for that task, but know that they work directly with the vendor we’ve selected.

In the meantime, Lowry Print in Ship in the Lowry Town Center has offered to provide temporary mail forwarding to their shop for $15 per week.  Please call them at (303) 366-8000 for more information.  Lowry Print & Ship is open 9A – 6P Mon-Fri, 10A-3P on Saturday, and is closed on Sundays.They also have permanent mailboxes that they rent for $10 per month and, as the holiday season fast approaches, you may want to opt to have packages delivered to Lowry Print & Ship at $2 per package.  Theft of packages from front porches was an issue last year – Lowry Print & Ship provides a secure place for your packages to be delivered.

Thank you for your patience.

Please do continue to report mailbox kiosk break-ins and package theft (in progress, call 911, otherwise call (720) 913-1300) to the District 3 Denver Police Department and also contact them at (720) 913-1300 to request additional patrols for our area.


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