Join other OLLI members at a special event with Eric Sondermann on
Wednesday, January 25
from 11:30-12:45 at
First Universalist Church, 4101 E. Hampden Avenue, Denver
Independent and high-profile political analyst, Eric Sondermann, will lead a discussion of Denver’s upcoming mayoral election. Attention will be paid to the huge pool of candidates and how that might sort out along with the critical challenges confronting the city that will define this election. The focus will be on the mayor race – the first time that seat has been open in 12 years – but we will also cover some of the contested races for city council and other citywide offices. There will be plenty of time left for a robust session of Q&A.
Who is Eric?
Eric Sondermann is a high-profile, Colorado-based political commentator, writer and civic leader. As Colorado’s leading, non-aligned pundit, Eric writes a weekly column for Colorado Politics magazine as well as the new Denver Gazette and the Colorado Springs Gazette. He is a regular panelist on the weekly “Colorado Inside Out” program on Colorado Public Television; serves as a political analyst for Colorado Public Radio; and co-hosts the “Colorado Decides” political debate series sponsored by PBS-12, CBS4, KOA News Radio and the Colorado Sun. Eric and his wife Tracy Dunning now live principally at their mountain retreat near Tabernash while still maintaining their longtime family home in Denver. They are the parents of two grown children, Katrina and Clarke.
This event has been organized by the OLLI Central Public Affairs/ Current Events committee. No RSVP needed.
JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL
DAY AT THE OPERA: DIE TOTE STADT
hosted by OLLI Central Facilitator, Neil Adelman
Monday, February 13
9:30-11:00 via Zoom
(free webinar for OLLI members)
Opera Colorado is performing Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s opera Die Tote Stadt (The Dead City) between February 25 and March 5, 2023. This dramatic work deals with overcoming the death of a loved one. It was a major hit from its premier in 1920 until it was banned by the Nazis in the mid-1930s because of Korngold’s Jewish ancestry.
After a number of years in obscurity the work has had revivals starting in the late 1960s, and it is again becoming a significant addition to the repertory. Neil Adelman is an experienced opera lecturer. His talk, with musical excerpts, will cover the story, musical highlights, and information about the opera’s origin, performance history, composer, and librettist. Please join us if you are going to attend Die Tote Stadt or if you only want to learn about the opera.
Link to Zoom registration for this free webinar:
Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Award winner:
Eugene O’Neil’s famous play: A Moon for the Misbegotten
Sunday, February 28, 2023
2:00 pm with special OLLI social at 1:30
(Final performance, it will sell out!)
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL OLLI MEMBER THEATRE MATINEE PERFORMANCE at
Cherry Creek Theatre, Mizel Arts Center, 350 South Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246 (at Intersection with Leetsdale Drive)
Come a bit early starting at 1:30 pm for a special OLLI Welcome to the Theatre and a chance to socialize with your OLLI friends. There will be a refreshment stand accepting donations for a glass of wine or cup of coffee or a bottle of water prior to the performance.
“There’s only tonight, and the moon, and us – and the bonded Bourbon.”
Set in a dilapidated Connecticut farmhouse in 1923, this American classic centers on the Hogan family barely scraping by on their meager tenant farm, following World War 1 and the Spanish Flu pandemic. Josie Hogan, is a towering Irish woman with a quick tongue and a ruined reputation. Her conniving father, Phil Hogan and Jim Tyrone, Hogan's landlord and drinking companion, join Jody in this dynamic drama. Josie and her father, find out that their farm is at risk of being sold out from under them. In response, they conspire to blackmail rich landowner Jim Tyrone.
(The New York Times)… “A Moon for the Misbegotten “ is singular within its author’s body of work for its forgiving spirit”… A movie production followed the play in 1975.
Performance at 2:00 PM
Special OLLI group price $27.00
This event has been organized by the OLLI at DU Membership Engagement Committee
To purchase tickets at the special OLLI price:
CALL (303) 800-6578
For more information go to: https://cherrycreektheatre.org