Quilters is a story of the West, developed and first produced
at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in 1984.
Empey Studio Theatre
Gertrude Krampert Theatre Complex
• Directed by Richard Burk
• Musical Direction by James Olm
• Costumes by Douglas Garland
• Set and Lighting Design by Kyle Melton
The story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters, QUILTERS blends scenes and songs into a rich mosaic which captures the beauty, the terror, the joy, the harsh challenges and abiding rewards of frontier life. Illuminating stories contained in various “patches” or “quilt blocks” with music, dance and drama, the play depicts the plight of women on the frontier: girlhood, marriage, childbirth, along with the harshness of the elements – storms, fire, illness and death. Throughout all of this there is love, warmth, lively humor and the moving spectacle of simple human dignity and steadfastness in the face of adversity.
April 25, 26, 27, May 1, 2, 3, 4, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
• Matinee, April 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.