Thursday, February 20, 2014

Parallel Lives
Miners Alley Playhouse: 1/31 – 3/9
Left to right: Gail Montgomery and Lisa DeCaro

     In Miners Alley Playhouse’s production of “Parallel Lives” two women play thirty different characters.
     At the top of the play two winged supreme beings argue about how to create the world. They return at the beginning of Act Two to observe how their Creation has evolved. The various vignettes that, form the body of the play are as diverse as life on earth can be.
     Director Len Matheo has cast two outstanding actors in Lisa DeCaro and Gail Montgomery. Both of these women are consummate artists. They are blessed with comedic talent of the genius variety and have energy, which is on hyper-drive throughout. The always-enchanting Ms. De Caro is an utter delight. This is the first time this reviewer has been regaled with the artistry of Ms. Montgomery and one hopes to see her work again soon.
     Under the astute direction of Matheo the show has won multiple contests and received many awards from Colorado to New York. The show was also invited to bring its set, costumes and crew to Heidelberg, Germany where it was performed for the U.S. Armed Forces.
     Tempered by a couple of moments of poignancy and sadness the predominant factor here is comedy.
     You will laugh out loud a lot at the hilarious antics of these characters created by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy.
     Their show will leave you breathless with laughter.
Miners Alley
“Parallel Lives”
Jan. 31 - Mar. 9
Fri. and Sat. @ 7:30 p.m.; Sun @ 6 p.m. (2 p.m. on Sun., Mar. 9)
A non-stop comedy about how women and men respond to the circumstances of their lives.
Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO 80401
303-935-3044 or online at

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