encourage and educate the community and Southeastern Colorado Region in
the performing arts - including drama, dance, music and technical arts:
and to provide entertainment, youth programs, conservatory activities,
employment, tourist revenue, development of talent and new works and
educational activities as they relate to the performing arts.
About The Damon Runyon Theatre
in Manhattan, Kansas in 1884, Alfred Damon Runyon moved to Pueblo when he
was about seven. He began his writing career with the newspaper which
later became the Pueblo Chieftain and went on to become one of the most
famous Broadway writers of all times.
Named after Runyon, Damon Runyon Repertory is a 501(C)(3) tax exempt
organization incorporated in 1998 with the mission to encourage, promote
and provide education in the performing arts in Southeastern Colorado.
July 2003 The Rep leased the former Chief Theatre in downtown Pueblo.
The old Chief has a long history, having started in the 1918 as
the Rialto theater, then becoming the Chief in the 1930s. When suburban movies put the down-town theaters out of business,
the Chief became the venue for a variety of things, including rock concerts.
According to local legends, ghosts appear from time to time
in the loges, and occasionally show up as wispy unwanted guests in photographs.
The Rep offers quality
entertainment including live theatre, children's theatre, adult and
children's workshops, dinner theatre, and murder mysteries.
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