A mesmerizing, fiercely intelligent portrait of Colorado Springs...
“The production is part documentary drama, part musical revue. The liveliness of the ensemble and the pick-me-up beat of the Christian rock numbers make even the church scenes PULSE WITH VITALITY.”
- Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
“A fascinating crazy quilt on faith’s role in American life.”
- Bob Verini, Variety
“An enthusiastic cast and crew explore the city of Colorado Springs. The documentary style of the presentation provides a nicely fluid structure to the proceedings. Plays to the current public appetite for scandalous revelation about highly visible public leaders.”
- Laurence Vittes, The Hollywood Reporter
“... if you want to understand this country Colorado Springs is a pretty good place to start.”
- Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly
“A provocative, engaging docu-musical.”
- Don Shirley, LA CityBeat
The Civilians, the OBIE-Award winning theatre company from New York City known for their boldly theatrical snapshots of the human psyche, brings its newest project to the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
In this new play with music, they tackle the fervor behind the Evangelical movement, the effect its growth had on its unofficial U.S. capital, Colorado Springs, and the confusion of a community in crisis following the scandalous fall of pastor Ted Haggard.
Created from interviews with actual persons and featuring music by the award-winning composer of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, This Beautiful City is a fiercely intelligent, explosive and ultimately sincere exploration of a uniquely American phenomenon and its passionate followers.
Co-produced with the Vineyard Theatre, New York.
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Announcing the Lounge
Conveniently located in the lobby of the Kirk Douglas Theatre, our newly designed bar area will feature pre-show box dinners, sandwiches and other snacks and will be open late after performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday nights. With a full bar, music and lively conversation, The Lounge is the perfect place to mingle with fellow theatre-goers and artists after the show.