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counter/weight theatre lab


Thoughtful and honest theatre in Colorado Springs

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counter/weight theatre lab


Thoughtful and honest theatre in Colorado Springs

 

About us

Counter/Weight Theatre Lab is a theatre group focused on intimate, honest, and experimental productions that ask important questions, stimulate the senses, and tell unique stories. We bend things wherever we can, be it in casting, staging, or other theatrical norms, and if you come to a Counter/Weight show, you’re guaranteed to be right up close to (or part of) the action and be confronted with characters and stories at the edge of human experience. We’re interested in states of exception, in dissent, in exile, in homecoming, and in the apocalyptic on every scale.

We’re committed to putting on high-quality theatre, and anybody in the community passionate about what’s happening on our stage can participate: Local actors are welcome to collaborate with us, designers can work with us, and those interested in working backstage are always encouraged. With your help, we’ll continue to promote theatre as one of the powerful art forms here in our city and tell lasting, meaningful, and thought-provoking stories.


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coming up


coming up


THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST by Nikos Kazantzakis and Paul Schrader
adapted for the stage by A. Rhodes
April 21 - May 7

Two thousand years ago in occupied Palestine, a carpenter named Jesus is plagued by visions, voices, and seizures that promise divinity and a chance to save the world from empire. As his revolutionary friend Judas encourages armed uprising, Jesus struggles to find the path forward to freedom. Along the way, he is tempted to abandon his calling and forsake what may be his destiny. This is one of the foundational stories of Western culture told in a way you’ve never experienced, addressing the conflict between human and divine. The Last Temptation of Christ takes away the pious and safe traditional iconography that often accompanies this story and makes it intimate, relevant, and raw.

$12 / $6 students

The final Saturday, May 6, we will have a talkback afterwards where the audience is invited to enjoy wine and cheese while discussing the show with the cast and crew.