October 1, 2022

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OxiClean Founder and Su Teatro Collaborate on Production About Growing Up Jewish in Denver

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In 2019, longtime Su Teatro patron Max Appel came to the theater to see Northside, Bobby LeFebre’s play about the gentrification of a Chicano neighborhood in Denver. It made him think about a story he’d spent years wanting to tell, and he wondered if Su Teatro just might be the place to do so.

Su Teatro, which is currently celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, is the third-oldest Chicano theater in the country. Over the years, its plays and musicals have focused on Chicano history and culture. Appel, however, grew up in West Colfax’s vibrant Jewish community in the 1930s, and he wanted to tell the story of that generation of Jewish Americans and their experience coming to Denver. “It was a place where people didn’t have anything before,” says Appel. “Their parents were…

Lizzie Goldsmith

2022-09-20 06:00:00

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