This Beautiful City

  • Date:
    February 1, 2009

    "engaging, inquisitive and evenhanded work of theater"
    Charles Isherwood
    New York Times

    "a humbly praiseworthy piece of investigative theater about the evangelical Christian movement in Colorado Springs."
    Joe Dziemianowicz
    New York Daily News

    "an entertaining and thoughtful portrait of a large segment of society that's all too easy to ignore from this side of the country.
    Frank Scheck
    New York Post

    "an intriguing notion but, ultimately, a pretty shapeless and self-explanatory musical journey through the minds and hearts of the cultural and religious phenomenon in the shadow of Pikes Peak."
    Linda Winner
    NewsDay

    "the Civilians engage in what they call "creative investigation of actual experience." "The balance in the writing and playing is admirable. We don't need to be told who's crazy and who has a point."
    Adam R. Perlman
    Back Stage

    "feels a bit long and works a little better as journalism than theatre. But it's still plenty entertaining enough to warrant a trip."
    Adam R. Perlman
    NY1

    "laughter turns to slack-jawed astonishment once this wicked-smart documentary theater troupe gets to Colorado Springs "
    David Rooney
    Variety