ON STAGE: Den­ver one of only three cities to get Rob Lowe’s one-man show

The Denver Post - - LIFE & CULTURE - By John Wen­zel John Wen­zel: 303-954-1642, jwen­zel@den­ver­post.com or @john­wen­zel

Like Chris Traeger — his char­ac­ter on NBC’s dearly de­parted “Parks and Recre­ation” — Rob Lowe seems to have bound­less en­ergy.

The fit, grin­ning 53-year-old has been work­ing con­sis­tently since the early ’80s in every­thing from Brat Pack movies and come­dies to pres­tige dra­mas such as “The West Wing” and, cur­rently, “Code Black.” But he still finds time for re­al­ity shows (in­clud­ing “The Lowe Files,” set to pre­miere Aug. 2 on A&E), cameos and now, his one-man stage show, “Sto­ries I Only Tell My Friends: Live!”

In­spired by the suc­cess of his two New York Times best-sell­ing me­moirs, “Sto­ries I Only Tell My Friends” and ”Love Life,” the one-man show is billed as a peek be­hind the cur­tain at Hol­ly­wood, fame, fa­ther­hood and mar­riage.

Lowe first per­formed a test run of the show in Mesa, Ariz., in May.

“This isn’t a re­gur­gi­ta­tion of the books, be­cause that wouldn’t be very much fun,” Lowe said in a state­ment. “This is very much its own beast, but it does have some of the same feel of the books.”

No word if the “beast” in ques­tion is a ref­er­ence to his re­cent Sasquatch sight­ing, but here’s hop­ing.

Lowe will bring the show to Den­ver’s El­lie Caulkins Opera House at the Den­ver Per­form­ing Arts Com­plex on Oct. 1 as part of a three-city tour. Be­sides Lowe’s sto­ry­telling, the hour-and-40minute show will in­clude a Q&A and “plenty of in­sider film clips and pho­tos,” ac­cord­ing to the state­ment.

Tick­ets start at $35 and are on sale now at den­ver­center.org.

Jamie McCarthy, Getty Im­ages

Rob Lowe talks about “The Lowe Files” at Build Stu­dio on July 24 in New York City.

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