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World Premiere
By James Still
Jan 16 - Feb 22, 2015
The Ricketson Theatre (View Map & Seating Chart)
Run Time: To come
Ticket Price: Starts at $41
Age Recommendation: 14+
Advisory: Some adult themes and content; mild drug use

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

Video: Talking 'Appoggiatura' with James Still and Risa Brainin
Playwright James Still and director Risa Brainin talk about "Appoggiatura," opening Jan. 16. The plays chosen for the 2015 Colorado New Play Summit will be announced Oct. 20. Read More
Page to Stage: Book Club Discussion
Page to Stage: Book Club Discussion
Jan 14 | 5:30pm
Free | Free Parking | Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave.
My Venice and Other Essays, by Donna Leon
The new Page to Stage Book Club lets you read the book, see the play, meet the cast and join the discussion! Register to receive discounts on the selected books or plays and the corresponding Theatre Company performances, plus enjoy a book discussion and other special events. Register at www.tatteredcover.com.
Insider Perspectives
Insider Perspectives
Jan 16 | 6pm
Free • The Jones at Speer & Arapahoe
Get an exclusive insider perspective of Appoggiatura when you join us for a professionally-moderated discussion with our Theatre Company’s creative team.
Talkback with Higher Education Advisory Council
Talkback with Higher Education Advisory Council
Jan 25 | 3:30pm
Participate in a topical discussion of Appoggiatura led by members of our academic community.
Page to Stage Discussion
Page to Stage Discussion
Jan 24 | 12pm

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.

Video Playlist
Theatre & Theology
Theatre & Theology
Jan 27 | 8:30pm
Join Pastor Dan Bollman of the Rocky Mountain Evangelical Lutheran Synod to examine Appoggiatura through a theological lens.
Theatre Thursdays
Theatre Thursdays
Jan 29 | 5:30pm
$50 | Ricketson Theatre
Your ticket to Appoggiatura for Theatre Thursdays includes a refreshing cocktail, tasty bar bites, live music and the show.


Accessible Performance
Accessible Performance
Feb 8 | 1:30pm
Free with admission
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Talkback with the Cast
Talkback with the Cast
Feb 8 | 9pm
Join a fun and engaging discussion with the actors from Appoggiatura after the show.
Check back soon for news of Appoggiatura. Head over to our blog for news, reviews, photos and videos of other DCPA shows and events.
James Still
James Still, Playwright

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.

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