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Diva nights, matinees ahead with Sopris Theatre Company

David Collier (as Alexander Dumas, fils) and Jennetta Howell (as Sarah Bernhardt) are among the featured actors in the farce “The Ladies of the Camellias,” which opens at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley Friday. The play from Sopris Theatre Company at CMC runs through April 13. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com or by emailing svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu
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Sopris Theatre Company at Colorado Mountain College’s latest production, “The Ladies of the Camellias,” opens at CMC Spring Valley at 7 p.m. Friday.

A farce set in Paris in 1897, the play features famous theater divas and rivals Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse — “the biggest, most temperamental stars of their time” — performing back-to-back productions of the famed Alexandre Dumas play, “The Lady of the Camellias.”

“Adding to the tension is Ivan, a young Russian anarchist who threatens to blow up the theater unless his comrades are released from prison,” according to a press release. “Duse and Bernhardt meet for the first time, as Ivan’s hostages, while remaining consummate thespian professionals.”



“The Ladies of the Camellias” continues a tradition of adapting Dumas’ original theatrical work, according to the release. Over the past 150 years, Dumas’ novel and play “The Lady of the Camellias” have been spun off in the opera “La Traviata” and dozens of films going by the name “Camille.”

Curtain for “The Ladies of the Camellias” will be at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and again April 12-13. Matinee performances will run at 2 p.m. Sunday and April 14 at the New Space Theatre, Calaway Academic Building at CMC Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114.



Admission is $18 for adults, and $13 for seniors and students, as well as CMC employees and graduates. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com or by emailing svticketsales@colorado mtn.edu.

For more information, contact Brad Moore at 970-947-8187 or bmoore@coloradomtn.edu.

More information at coloradomtn.edu/theatre.


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