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Video exclusive: John Patrick Shanley at Colorado State University in Fort Collins

By John Moore

John Patrick Shanley, who has won the Pulitzer Prize for drama (for “Doubt”) and the Academy Award for screenwriting (for “Moonstruck”) came to Fort Collins earlier this month for a weekend to work on his latest play with lucky students from the Colorado State University theatre department.

Walton Jones, director of Theatre and Dance at CSU, knows Shanley from when they worked together at the O’Neill Center’s National Theatre Institute more than 30 years ago, but they have not stayed in touch. Jones recently reached out to Shanley on Facebook asking him to come for a visit and, boom, Shanley was here from Nov. 1-3.

Caveman Cody comes home to defend his turf


Cody Lyman last performed “Defending the Caeman” in his home state in a 2006 run at the Denver Civic Theatre. Photo by John Moore.

By John Moore
Sept. 23, 2013

He’s kidding! He was goaded! But when Durango native Cody Lyman was asked how much better he is than the other seven “cavemen on call” who perform in the worldwide “Defending the Caveman” dynasty, he totally took the bait.

“Oh, quite a bit better,” Lyman said.

Take that, Neanderthals.