Germinal Stage will present a 3-show season, in residence, at the John Hand Theater on the Colorado Free University Lowry Campus. The company operated for 25 years at 44th and Alcott St. After the sale of that building in 2012, Ed Baierlein, in an interview with CultureWest’s John Moore, said, “I still enjoy directing and performing. I just think it is important for me to do what I want to do now, when I want to do it.”  Now he’ll be doing it in Lowry!

Baierlein, wife Sallie Diamond and Ginger Valone opened the original Germinal Stage-Denver at 1820 Market St. on Nov. 7, 1974. They are now back in Denver after four years of producing in Westminster.

In its 44 seasons, Germinal Stage has presented 260 plays for over 4300 performances to over 283,000 audience members.  Over the company’s history they have presented plays by Harold Pinter 14 times and plays by George Bernard Shaw 21 times.

January 4 through February 2, 2019


Early Classic One-acts by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter.

“The Collection”

Stella makes a confession to her husband James that she’d been unfaithful to him with Bill…but was Stella telling James the truth?


“The Room”

“…a fine choice for those who seek seasonal chills without overt gore.” – Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune

 May 10 through June 8, 2019

“Hay Fever”

The Hilarious Comedy by Noël Coward

Each member of the Bliss family has privately invited guests for the weekend, unbeknownst to anyone else. As the guests arrive, it becomes clear that it is not them who will be the problem, but the family themselves. A shrewd, farcical look at a dysfunctional family oblivious to their ill-mannered behavior.

October 12 through November 9, 2019

“Too True to Be Good”

The Unusual Late Comedy 

by George Bernard Shaw

One of Shaw’s most unpredictable comedies begins in a sick room, with a monstrous microbe, a pale patient, an overbearing mother, and a very peculiar nurse.

Order season tickets, ($40 – $250) online at  and click on “Season Tickets” or call 303-455-7108 for more information.

Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at the John Hand Theater, 7653 E 1st Place, Denver, CO 80230