Snow Falling on Cedars at Vintage Theater Productions – Aurora, CO
Snow Falling on Cedars at Vintage Theater Productions
Yes, it’s a love story, but it’s so much more: courtroom drama, racial tension, betrayal, mystery and social commentary. If you are looking for a hotel near Vintage Theater Productions’s Snow Falling on Cedars, look no farther – we are a perfect 25 minutes from the stage.
Snow Falling on Cedars was a novel written in 1994 by David Guterson, adapted for stage by playwright Kevin McKeon. If you read reviews of the stage production, you soon realize why critics hail it and consider it a classic. Words like “solid,” “graceful,” “moving” and “symphonic” scatter thickly throughout the accolades.
The plot is familiar to anyone living in a community filled with different races and cultures. Shortly after WWII, a local man of Japanese descent is accused of killing another local man, a white European descendant.
During WWII many Japanese-Americans were held involuntarily in camps around the nation due to fear, dislike and suspicion of anything Japanese. Kabuo Miyamoto finds himself accused of murder not long after people in those camps were released, when fear, dislike and suspicion were still more than remnants in the minds of other Americans.
To make matters worse for Kabuo, victim Carl Heine was a WWII veteran, a local fisherman and was well-respected in the white community. Kabuo was a farmer, an otherwise respectable line of work that now glaringly defines the social differences between the groups.
In 1954’s Puget Sound all these together spell danger and socialconflict on a grand scale. And that is what makes Snow Falling on Cedars a logical choice for Vintage Theater Productions, which highlights classic productions.
Vintage Theater Productions is working on its own classic roots and some day will accomplish that. In the meantime, this fairly young venue has risen from just two productions its first year in 2008 to three performances on three stages every weekend throughout the year.
But there’s more to Vintage Theater Productions than just growth. In its few years of challenging and entertaining the Denver area’s theater lovers, it has received several Henry Award nominations, Marlowe Awards, Flombies and Post Ovation Awards. In addition, two years it was nominated for the Colorado Theater Guild’s Henry Awards for best season. And all this thanks to the martini.
Well, it wasn’t exactly the martini that led to these impressive accomplishments for the Vintage Theater Productions. But it was the drink of choice the evening a group of friends came up with the Vintage Theater Productions’s concept: bring the best quality theater to the Front Range.
The theater has expanded beyond just stage performances and also offers adult acting classes. As a non-profit, you can volunteer to usher or work concessions. Sign up for crew duties or internships. Show up in the fall for the next season’s auditions, or submit your script for consideration. Loan fine art to grace the lobby, join the Board of Directors or become a Vintage Theater Productions sponsor.
Whatever your choice of involvement, you will remember viewing Snow Falling on Cedars at the Vintage Theater Productions, just 25 minutes from your favorite hotel – and that would be us! Book a stay now at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Denver Aurora/Parker – Hotel in Aurora, Colorado.
Dates: November 22 through December 15, 2013
Hours: Friday and Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2:30pm
Location: Vintage Theater Productions, 1468 Dayton Street, Aurora, CO
Distance: 25 minutes from our front doors
BEFORE YOU GO:
Free parking in two places: in adjacent lots and behind the theater in the Municipal Building. Be sure to allow ample time for parking.
Buy in advance and save $5 per ticket
House opens for seating 30 minutes before curtains
No late seating!
Can I get front-row seats?
Yes, if you are early and get there first. All seats are general admission.
Will children like this production?
Probably not, and for your enjoyment and the enjoyment of others, we recommend the kids skip this one.
Is there a bar available?
Yes, our full service Lobby Bar is open pre- and post-productions.
Is the theater air-conditioned?
Yes, the entire facility is air-conditioned and all three stage areas are completely sound-proofed.
Vintage Theater Productions: http://www.vintagetheatre.com