Plays In Progress

Athena Project Girls Create Celebration

Playing the Byron Theatre – Newman Center for Performing Arts


Beating a Dead Horse by Jenny Stafford

April 1st, 2017 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm  &  April 8th, 2017 | 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Steve and Marty Martin are two brothers on the brink of closing their failing pet funeral home, “A Nice Farm Upstate with Plenty of Room to Run Around.” That is, until an eccentric, rich old lady offers them a fortune for the funeral of her nearly dead racehorse, Sir Trots-A-Lot. When she drops him off for preparations, there’s only one problem: the horse won’t die.

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Famous Last Words by Katherine Millett

April 1st, 2017 | 4:00 – 7:00 pm  &  April 2nd, 2017 | 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Three people get trapped in a submarine when their scientific research takes them too close to an earthquake. Stranded under a landslide more than a mile and a half deep in the Pacific Ocean, the two women scientists and their male pilot know they have only enough food, water, and oxygen to last 72 hours. Britt, the senior scientist, is a geo-chemist who risked their safety to collect fluid samples near the earthquake. Marybeth, a graduate student, is testing custom-made lights to study their effects on deep-ocean creatures. For Jack, the pilot, it’s just another day of work.  Essentially strangers, the three characters deal with their panic, anger, blame, hope, compassion, religious feelings, and fear as their oxygen runs out. To calm their anxiety they play a game, Famous Last Words. Will they survive or will their game of words truly be the last?

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Handcrafted Healing by Nancy Beverly

April 8th, 2017 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm  &  April 9th, 2017 | 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Build a new table to seat a family of ten?  No problem.  Navigate a life-threatening illness with the same precision and grace?  The challenge of a lifetime.  Master craftswoman Cam, and her partner Meredith, thread their way through bewildering treatments while grappling with the impact their choices have as they desperately hold on to their lives.

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The Byron Theatre – Newman Center for Performing Arts
2344 E Iliff Ave
Denver, CO 80210


Parking For This Event:

You may begin parking in the Newman Center parking structure up to one hour prior to the start of the show.  When you arrive, tell the parking attendant that you are there for an Athena Project production and you will be admitted free of charge.

Note: Please do not park in the area immediately to the right of the entrance. That section of the garage is always metered and you will be charged for parking if you park there. Please proceed up the ramp to park. If you choose not to utilize the Newman Center parking structure,  please be aware that parking on the street or in other DU parking lots and structures is not included in Athena Project events and you will need to pay for parking as marked.


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