Bonfils Theatre (Denver, Colo.)
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents An exhibit panel discussing the 1968 performance at the Bonfils Theater of "A Raisin in the Sun" done on the day Dr. King was assassinated. The performance was for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Dates: Event: 1968; 2014
Scope and Contents Folder contains working documents from the Bonfils Theater, primarily from the early 1980s, including a press release, and letters written by Henry and presumably transcribed. Also, an inventory list that looks like Henry's stage drawings for various productions.
Overview Helen Bonfils built the Bonfils Theatre, on East Colfax Avenue at Elizabeth Street, Denver, Colorado, in 1953. The theatre was built to try to preserve live theater in a time when Hollywood Films were taking over the entertainment industry. In 1985 the theatre was renamed the Lowenstein Theatre and was then closed in 1986 by its umbrella organization, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The collection consists of two copies of the Bonfils Memorial Theatre dedication program (1953)...
Dates: 1953-1973; Majority of material found in 1953, 1973
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish artists, musicians, composers, and conductors in Colorado. Jewish influence on arts in Colorado.
File — Frame: B333.09.0011
Overview Framed set panel for "Sound of Music," which was performed at Cheesman Park. Scene is when the family is perfoming "Edelweiss" in concert near the end of the play.