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19 May 2017


SHORT EYES was written in 1972 by Miguel Piñero in a prison writing class while serving time for armed robbery. The winner of the 1974 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play and the 1974 Obie Award Best Play of the Year, the play recieved 6 Tony Award nominations including the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play.

A hard lined drama based on his experiences in prison portrays life, love and death among prison inmates; SHORT EYES examines daily struggles among inmates and workers of the privatized system. In the prodominantly black and Hispanic Un-named House of Dentention in New York City, several inmates navigate through a typical day of life behind bars. When Clark Davis, an unassuming white inmate, enters the floor the others must preserve to keep their 'program' on track.


Directed by Kala Roquemore
The entire run is pay-what-you-can, suggested $5 donation



  • Friday May 19, 8pm

  • Saturday May 20, 8pm

  • Sunday May 21, 4pm

  • Friday May 26, 8pm

  • Saturday May 27, 8pm

  • Sunday May 28, 4pm

  • Friday June 2, 8pm

  • Saturday June 3, 8pm

  • Sunday June 4, 4pm

John Andujar
Alex Abundis
Taylor Geiman
Allen Sims
Pedro Leos
Dante J Finley
Brandon Killings
Dana Kjelsden
Bob Morsch
Sallie Walker
Sean Verdu

Performances will be at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 East Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs CO 80903.

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