In a time-bending magical drama, three closely related Americans, each nursing a hunger and a hard-to-heal wound, travel to the romantic city of Venice seeking solace.
Written by three-time Pulitzer nominee James Still, Appoggiatura follows three closely related Americans, each nursing a hunger and a hard-to-heal wound, as they travel to the romantic city of Venice seeking solace. As time bends and magic beckons around the corner, this favorite of the Colorado New Play Summit weaves a quirky and lyrical narrative exploring love, loss and the human soul.
Presented by The Joan and Phill Berger Charitable Fund Sponsored by Steinberg Charitable Trust
Producing Partners Terry & Noel Hefty, Diana & Mike Kinsey, Karolynn Lestrud
Free Event | Free Parking | Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave. Bring your lunch and join our DCPA actors, playwrights and directors for an in-depth discussion about the creation and development of their work, focusing on Appoggiatura. Moderated by John Moore, former Denver Post theatre critic.
James Still’s plays have been produced throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, South Africa, China and Japan. Recent premieres include The House That Jack Built (Indiana Rep) and Illegal Use Of Hands (American Blues in Chicago). New plays include Appoggiatura commissioned by Denver Center Theatre Company, The Widow Lincoln commissioned by Ford’s Theatre, April 4, 1968 commissioned by Indiana Rep, and Miranda commissioned by Illusion Theater. Other plays include A Long Bridge Over Deep Waters for Cornerstone’s Faith-Based Cycle in Los Angeles; and at many theaters I Love To Eat; The Heavens Are Hung In Black; The Velvet Rut; And Then They Came For Me; Iron Kisses; Searching For Eden; Looking Over The President’s Shoulder and Amber Waves. Still is a three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, an elected member of the National Theatre Conference in New York and the College of Fellows of the American Theatre at the Kennedy Center, and a five-time Emmy nominee for his work in television. He is a past recipient of the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award from the William Inge Festival. He is the Playwright in Residence at Indiana Repertory Theatre and lives in Los Angeles.