All that remains is love. In times of peril, sadness and the passing of loved ones this is the underlying idea. And, friends, love is not the only important, can’t live without it, surefire ingredient in life. There is, indeed, something else to embrace. Acceptance. Acceptance that life is precarious. Life is precious. Life is full of uncertainty and can derail us at any given moment.
In “Failure: A Love Story” presented by the Boulder theatre company, The Catamounts, these concepts are the key elements. Written by Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins and directed by Amanda Berg Wilson, “Failure: A Love Story” is a magical, musical fable about the triumphs, aspirations, and untimely deaths of the Fail sisters, and the man who loved them all. Set in 1928 Chicago, in a clock shop next to the Chicago river, the Fail sisters meet their demise one after another. Despite the tragic deaths of the sisters “Failure” is a profoundly funny and moving offering that reminds us in the end, all that remains is love.
Of its premiere last November, the Chicago Sun Times wrote: "A wholly wonderful show that is profound, yet at the very same time whimsical beyond all imagining-in which love and death...conjoin in the strangest yet most beautiful of waltzes." (Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times).
Saturday performances of “Failure” include a community meal with a menu inspired by the play and created by RollinGreens food truck, and a first-release beer brewed especially for the performance by Wild Woods
Brewery. Interior design studio Agnes & Hoss is designing the tables and environment for the meal.
So, don't fail to see "Failure: A Love Story". And remember, love is all we need.
Dairy Center for the Arts’ East Theater
2590 Walnut Street, Boulder
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm
October 10 through 26.
Tickets are on sale now! Call 303-444-7328, or go to The Dairy website, www.thedairy.org.
Community meals are scheduled for October 12 (post-show), October 19 (pre-show at 6:30pm), and October 26 (post-show).