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Newest Adams State Theatre
production opens Wednesday

The Adams State University Theatre Department brings to the stage “30 Neo-Futurist Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes)”, written by Greg Allen and directed by David Gerke, assistant professor of theater. The production opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, and continues nightly through Friday, March 18, on the Xperimental Stage.

“Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is the name of the show made up of plays” writes Allen, “They are plays, not sketches or skits or scenes or any of the dreaded s-words.” Gerke appreciates the sentiment, as he has guided the student ensemble in the selection and staging of 30 plays that each have personal significance for their performers. 

Each play lasts about two minutes and every evening the order changes. The audience will select the random order from a menu of the plays listed from 1-30 with associated titles. The actors won’t know the number of their play, but will call out “NUMBER!” They will then yank the corresponding number from a clothesline in order to reveal the title of the next play. Once the performers are in their starting position, A “GO!” is called by the stage manager. Every play ends with the shout of “CURTAIN!” This process repeats itself until the timer runs out or the ensemble beats the buzzer.

Tickets are $9 for the public, $8 for seniors and students, and free to Associated Students and Faculty with current Adams State identification. The production includes adult language and some sexual content, and is recommended for ages 12 and older. All audience members are required to wear masks while inside the Theatre Building. The box office number is 719-587- 8499, and is open from 2:30-5:30 M-F.

Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area
seeks student participants

Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area is looking for students to participate in its Caminos de Valle Youth Walking Tours and its Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Camp. If you or someone you know is interested please fill out an application: https://www.sangreheritage.org/collaborate/  and email to info@sdcnha.org or hand deliver to 231 State Avenue. Deadline is Friday March 18, 2022.

1st Southwest Community Fund
holds workshop working from home

The next workshop from 1st Southwest Community Fund is March 21 and features Sydney Jackson-Clockston on Work from Home 101. The workshop is part of the Rural Women-Led Business Fund. Registration for the workshop is here.

The workshop addresses:

  • Remote Work Etiquette: The Importance of Communication and on Camera Performance.
  • Remote Work Burnout: Zoom Fatigue and Work-Life Balance.
  • Remote Work Productivity: Reducing Distractions.
  • Remote Work Environment: Creating a Workspace That is Functional and You Enjoy.

Keep Colorado Wild parks pass
will be part of vehicle registration fees

Here’s an ICYMI state news item. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently approved a $29 price for the new Keep Colorado Wild pass, and the fee will be automatically included when you register your vehicle starting in 2023. Drivers can choose to not pay the fee.

With 6.5 million vehicles registered in Colorado, the fee would generate more revenue for CPW than the $22.9 million it received from annual pass sales in 2020. When revenue from the Keep Colorado Wild parks reaches $32.5 million, money would be redirected to volunteer search and rescue organizations and backcountry avalanche safety programs.

Here’s more on the Colorado Wild parks pass.