Sunday, October 21

Doors: 2:30 PM
Showtime: 3:00 PM

Chautauqua Picnic Shelter

$20.00 ($17.00 Concert Member), $18.00 Colorado Mountain Club Member & $7.50 Children under 10

Grab the kids and kick off the Halloween season with this classic science fiction inspired hiking play! Kids under 10 years of age receive 50% off!

They came from 5 billion miles away! They came for our planet! They can be anywhere! They can be anyone! The HORROR! The THRILLS! It’s THE INVADERS FROM PLANET 9!

Prepare yourself for a fun, lively tale of adventure and extraterrestrials. Join a group of college students who find themselves in the middle of an alien invasion. Can these unlikely heroes work together to save the day? Or will our planet be lost to these ruthless invaders? Paying homage to classic science fiction stories from the 1950s, this tale is sure to make you scream and laugh in equal measure. Brace for adventure and fantastic terrors like you’ve never seen before. THE INVADERS FROM PLANET 9!

Audience and actors meet at the Chautauqua Picnic Shelter and take a moderate hike on the Enchanted Mesa Trail while scenes from the play are performed along the way. Approximate length of the hike is two miles with an elevation gain of 400 feet.

Audience members are encouraged to bring camping chairs and/or blankets and mats to sit on while watching the scenes. Water, sunscreen and hats are suggested. Comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are strongly encouraged. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held under the Picnic Shelter.

Buy early! Each hike is capped at low numbers and tends to sell out in advance. Recommended for ages six (6) and older.

About the playwright:

After having adapted the classic Sherlock Holmes tale, “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” Lauren LaCasse is thrilled to be back writing an original show for Arts in the Open. From time to time, she gets out from behind her computer and onto the stage. You may have seen her in Arts in the Open’s productions of “The Treasures of Toothless Jack” and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Other credits include: “Little Sally in Urinetown,” “Ilse in Spring Awakening,’ “Nina in The Seagull,” “Columbina/Pompea in The Green Bird,” and Pep Squad member in Disney’s “High School Musical on Tour.” Other playwriting works include: “When Wendy Grew Up,” “Dead Marshes” and “The Inheritance.” She is a graduate of the University of Denver, and works at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

*All ticket purchases subject to service fees