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click to enlarge Trio on Feb. 9; The Veronika String Quartet on March - 23; A Celebration of Beethoven on June 8.
  • Trio on Feb. 9; The Veronika String Quartet on March 23; A Celebration of Beethoven on June 8.

theater Later Life, Star Bar Players, Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St., 573-7411. A bittersweet comedy running Feb. 3-5.

*The Vagina Monologues, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 262-3232. $30, includes admission to a VIP reception prior to each performance. The show, a collection of monologues compiled by feminist playwright Eve Ensler, explores the humorous, strange and sometimes devastating relationships women have with their bodies. Addressing topics ranging from masturbation to rape to just-what-the-heck you're supposed to call "down there," the decade-old show remains relevant and poignant today for women, men and folks in between. UCCS Theatreworks' group is one of countless organizations worldwide that present The Vagina Monologues annually in conjunction with V-Day, a day to raise awareness about violence against women. This year's show will benefit local nonprofits CASA and TESSA, and will anchor Theatreworks' first-ever Women's Weekend. Runs Feb. 2-5, 7:30 p.m.

The Good Body, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive. Free. Tammy Smith directs this Eve Ensler work that examines the cultures of beauty, food and desire through the eyes of women around the world. Sat., Feb. 2, 2 p.m. Call 262-3232 for more.

Elephant, Theater at Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $8. Birgitta DePree presents Elephant on Feb. 4, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Feb. 5, 2 p.m. Call 685-4729 or visit themat.org for more.

Necessary Targets, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive. Free. Katie Richeaux directs this Eve Ensler work that tells the story of two American women to go to Bosnia to help women cope with the aftermath of war. Sun., Feb. 5, 2 p.m. Call 262-3232 for more.

Betsy Tobin, UCCS University Center room 302, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Tobin performs and talks about her puppetry and experimental theatre work. Thurs., Feb. 9, 7:30-9 p.m. Call 262-4306 for more.

By the Well of Sarah and Hagar, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Rd. $15 donation requested. The play is a sacred theatrical collage sharing the depth of the journeys of two women, Muslim and Jew, living together in one land. Sat., Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Call Ellen at 635-8242 for more.

The Loves of Degas, Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Rd. $5-$10. Featuring an original ballet based on Edgar Degas' paintings of ballerinas in the 1870's. Sun., Feb. 12, 2-3 p.m. Call 475-0625 for more.

10 Minutes Max, Manitou Art Theater, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-4729, themat.org. $14. Featuring a collection of short pieces of original comedy, music, dance and variety arts. Feb. 16-18, 23-25, 8 p.m.

Golden Dragon Acrobats, Memorial Hall, 1 City Hall Place, Pueblo. $15-$20. The performers mix award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, costumes, and theatrical techniques. Fri., Feb. 17, 7-9 p.m. Call 866/464-2626 for more.

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