Playhouse offering two types of theater


A new alliance at the Arvada Festival Playhouse aims to keep audiences laughing and thinking.

Directing and producing couple Charles and Donna Ault with the Player’s Guild at the Arvada Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., recently announced a partnership with Janine Ann Kehlenbach, the artistic director and founder of 11 Minute Theatre Company.

“We do primarily family-based comedy,” Charles Ault said. “And Janine and 11 Minute do thought-provoking types of theater. I think there is room and a need for both of them.”

Ault said the evolution of Olde Town Arvada is bringing about a need for different offerings from the Playhouse.

“I decided to partner with Janice because I feel that the demographics of the Olde Town area are changing and we need to help that change move along,” Ault said. “The type of theater that 11 Minute does is a different type than we do. They’re certainly a really, really good company and Janine is very talented. I think it will be a good alliance.”

The playhouse will host four performances from the two companies between February and June.

The Player’s Guild will feature “Taking Stock” by Richard Schotter Feb. 8-17, “Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner” by Pat Cook March 8-17 and “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson April 5-20.

The 11 Minute Theatre Company’s offering in the first half of 2013 is “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie, showing May 31 through June 9.

Performances showing later in the year will be announced as the time gets closer.

“I, Donna and Janine are very excited about what’s happening and what 2013 is going to bring,” Ault said.

Showings for the both the Player’s Guild and 11 Minute Theatre Company are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays during the scheduled dates at the Arvada Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd.

Tickets are $16 each for Friday and Saturday performances and $14 for Sunday performances.

For more information or to order tickets, visit or call 303-422-4090.


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