Off-Center to partner with A.C.E comedy trio, Stanley Marketplace

Off-Center, the most unconventional arm of Denver Center programming, has announced a new partnership with the Denver-based international comedy trio A.C.E. to create an off-site production at Stanley Marketplace in the spring of 2017.

Off-Center recently presented its original production of Sweet & Lucky, which created an  immersive world for the audience to explore in a 16,000-square foot warehouse in the RiNo neighborhood.

Off-Center Curator Charlie Miller said this new project will be “a hilarious new theatrical experience” presented at the 22-acre Stanley Marketplace, a community of like-minded, sustainable businesses located southeast of the Stapleton neighborhood at what was once the Stanley Aviation headquarters near East 25th Avenue and Dallas Street. 

“We are really looking forward to taking on new artistic challenges with this new show,” said Miller. “We are excited to be working in public spaces, creating a story that will change how audiences perceive the world around them.”

Girls OnlyA.C.E. was was formed by actors Linda Klein, Barbara Gehring and Matthew Taylor in 1998 (an American, a Canadian and an Englishman, hence the acronym). A.C.E. has written and performed more than 50 unique theatrical productions, including the long-running comedy franchise, Girls Only (pictured at the DCPA, right). That show ran continuously for nearly two years at the Garner Galleria Theatre, playing to 96,000 women (and a few men), and grossing nearly $2.5 million. Additional productions have taken place in the United States and Canada. A.C.E. has been inducted into the Colorado Improv Hall of Fame. 

Bryant Palmer, Chief Storyteller at Stanley Marketplace, said he leaped at the chance to work with A.C.E. and the team from Off-Center. 

“We’re big fans of collaboration,” Palmer said. “Off-Center excels at producing one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences, and we’re building a marketplace in an old aviation manufacturing facility with a rich history. That sounds like a perfect combination to us.”

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Additional details, including the title, will be announced at a later date.

This production is supported by The Wallace Foundation’s Building Audiences for Sustainability initiative.

Off-Center will be presenting two nights of Cult Following by its resident team of improv comedians at the Jones Theatre on Oct. 7-8. Click here for information.

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