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This Beautiful City


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Performance Length

2 hours 30 minutes; one intermission

$20 Hot Tix

On sale beginning Aug 31
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Special Events

Neighborhood Night
Sat., Sept 27, 8pm

Post Show Talk-Backs
Stage Talks- Post show Q&A’s with the cast or members of the artistic staff. Wed Eves, Oct 1 & 22

Civil Chats- Stimulating discussions with members of L.A.’s faith community.
Immediately following the Saturday Matinees on Oct 4, 11, 18

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On Sale: Aug 5, 2008

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Recommended for ages 16+. Mature themes.

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Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted


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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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  • By
    Steven Cosson and Jim Lewis

  • Music and Lyrics by
    Michael Friedman

    From interviews by Emily Ackerman, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Brad Heberlee, Stephen Plunkett, Alison Weller, and the authors

  • Directed by
    Steven Cosson

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.