2015 Summit Spotlight video: Theresa Rebeck's 'The Nest'

by John Moore | Feb 20, 2015

Theresa Rebeck’s The Nest is about a bar that is on its last legs, “but it’s got very beautiful bones inside it,” she says. Here’s our inside look at the making of this ripping comedy that is a featured reading at the 2015 Colorado New Play Summit.

For the small-town regulars at The Nest, life is an endless series of jokes and over-the-top conversations that liven up the neighborhood watering hole … until a well-heeled woman walks in and tries to buy the beautiful antique bar. The cast includes Carly Street, John Procaccino, Brian D. Coats, Laurence Lau, Carine Montbertrand, Victoria Mack, Kevin Berntson, Jessica Love and Royce Roeswood.

Video by John Moore and David Lenk.

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Part 1: The Nest, by Theresa Rebeck
Part 2: The There There, by Jason Gray Platt
Part 3: Holy Laughter, by Catherine Trieschmann
Part 4: Fade, by Tanya Saracho (coming next)

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rian D. Coats, John Procaccino, Carine Montbertrand, Laurence Lau and Victoria Mack from 'The Nest.' Photo by Kyle Malone. Brian D. Coats, John Procaccino, Carine Montbertrand, Laurence Lau and Victoria Mack from 'The Nest.' Photo by Kyle Malone.

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John Moore
John Moore
Award-winning arts journalist John Moore has recently taken a groundbreaking new position as the DCPA’s Senior Arts Journalist. With The Denver Post, he was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the US by American Theatre Magazine. He is the founder of the Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that raises money for local artists in medical need. John is a native of Arvada and attended Regis Jesuit High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Follow him on Twitter @moorejohn.

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