No Guts No Story, Curious Theater Company Announces 2018-19 Season


2018-19 SEASON

Four Regional Premieres Highlight the Most Pressing Issues Today

We are so proud to announce our 21st season. The line-up demonstrates our ongoing commitment to diversity in the Denver theatre community and reflects Curious’ longstanding tradition of exploring the most pressing social issues of the moment through theatre. We are announcing four of the five shows for the 2018-19 Season, holding a spot for one show to be announced at a later date.


No stranger to big questions and big statements, this is a season that takes Curious’ commitment to Denver theatre-goers seriously. We are giving you a season of gutsy, diverse, challenging work by America’s most exciting playwrights that opens eyes and reflects our current world.

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About the Plays


by Bekah Brunstetter

Inspired by the Masterpiece Cakeshop case at the Supreme Court now

Sept 1 – Oct 13 (previews Aug 30-31)

Jen lives in New York but has always dreamed of getting married in her small North Carolina hometown, so she heads down south to ask Della, her late mother’s best friend, to do the honors of baking the wedding cake. Della’s cakes are legendary, even earning her a spot as a contestant on the “Great American Baking Show.” She is overjoyed at Jen’s request, until she realizes there’s not just one bride, but two, forcing her to re-examine some of her deeply-held beliefs, as well as her own marriage. Faith, family, and frosting collide in this timely new comedy from Bekah Brunstetter, writer of NBC’s This Is Us.

by Stephen Karam
The best play of the year. – New York Times, NPR, TimeOut New York, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and others
Nov 3 – Dec 22 (previews Nov 1-2)
The most lauded play of the 2016 Broadway season, Stephen Karam’s The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed with humor and compassion in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play.


We promise to bring you a show with guts and something to say, we just need a little time before we can tell you what it is.


by Dominique Morisseau

From the Award-Winning Playwright of Detroit ’67

March 9 – April 13 (previews March 7-8)

Faye, Dez, and Shanita are a make-shift family of auto workers who always look out for each other. When rumors fly about their factory’s closing, all three face tough decisions about the future, while their foreman, torn between his team and his career, has to decide where his loyalties lie. As the Great Recession hits Detroit, is it time for all of them to start looking out for themselves? With compassion and insight, acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau takes a timely, compelling look at blue-collar America.


by Bruce Graham

From the audacious playwright of White Guy on the Bus
May 4 – June 15 (previews May 2-3)

In the world of Division 1 football, there is no room for scandal and no tolerance for losing. As the Cats come off sanctions, the racially-divided staff battle out how far they are willing to bend the rules to ensure a win. It’s academics vs. football. It’s money vs. integrity. It’s a collision of cover-ups in this aggressive new play diving into a world where players are pawns and the world stands still every Saturday afternoon.