In this limited-run theatre performance centered around Colorado's favorite folk-figures, our state's past becomes larger than life! Students watch real people transform into tall tales through the inventive storytelling of this vivacious two-person play.
Yesterado by Jessica Robblee and Mitch Slevc, is a two-person play that takes a light-hearted look at local newspaper articles from the 1890s. Well-known Colorado landmarks, such as the original Elitch Gardens, set the stage for this colorful story of western folk-heroes including the notorious Soapy Smith, a con artist of the American frontier, Margaret “Molly” Brown, a Denver socialite who survived the sinking of the Titanic, and Dora Rinehart, a women’s rights pioneer and “America’s Greatest Cyclienne.”
Yesterado is most ideally suited for students in grades 3-5. Since the story is told through folk heroes of Colorado, upper elementary students diving into Colorado history will enjoy the creative take on the subjects they are studying.
Yesterado is a limited-run production exclusively available March 16 through May 20, 2022. Yesterado can be experienced either as an outreach performance, travelling to your school, or as a field trip for your students, performed at the Arvada Center.
Contact School Programs Coordinator Molly Berger, email@example.com, to book a performance for your students.
Storytelling: The Parts that Shape the Whole
Incorporating visual, sound-based, and theatrical storytelling, this workshop encourages students to examine different points of view, exercise empathy, and practice adopting the perspective of others. Students take a highly interactive approach to exploring fictional tales and personal narrative and get curious about the many ways different pieces of information can come together to construct a story.
This workshop helps students to build many 21st Century Essential Skills, focusing specifically on Information Literacy, Global Awareness, and Critical Thinking. To accompany the performance, this 1-hour storytelling workshop is available to classroom groups for a small additional fee.
To book this workshop, please contact School Programs Coordinator Molly Berger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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