DENVER – A theatrical performance of Ecclesiastes is making its Colorado premiere after recently debuting last month in Atlanta, Georgia. This funny and poignant show can be seen from June 23-26 as part of the Denver Fringe Festival. “Meaningless” presents the unedited, uncensored book of Ecclesiastes, packed with ancient riddles and unexpected wisdom. From money to concubines to snake charming, this text tackles the meaningless existence of everything under the sun. Discover why this book has inspired everyone from Shakespeare to Tolstoy to Samuel Beckett.
Ecclesiastes is considered a controversial book by many Jewish and Christian scholars. While filled with poetic observations on life, it’s also pessimistic and peppered with paradoxes. From wisdom to foolishness, suffering, and pleasure, Ecclesiastes tackles it all. “Meaningless” is performed by Oklahoma City-based actor Rodney Brazil, and Denver-based actress Claire Powers. Whether you are religious or not, you’ll be intrigued by this 2000-year-old meditation on the human experience, performed live in Denver for the first time ever.
WHO: Performed by Rodney Brazil with Claire Powers
Directed by Emily Etherton
Adapted from the Book of Ecclesiastes by Rodney Brazil & Emily Etherton
7:15 p.m. Thursday, June 23
7:15 p.m. Friday, June 24
7:15 p.m. Saturday, June 25
4:15 p.m. Sunday, June 26
WHERE: River North Media, 3410 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205
HOW MUCH: Single tickets are $15, and multi-show passes are available
RUNNING TIME: About 50 minutes