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William Golding's

Lord of the Flies

Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams
Sep 26 - Nov 2, 2014
The Space Theatre (View Map & Seating Chart)
Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission
Ticket Price: Starts at $41
Age Recommendation: Appropriate for children ages 13+
Advisory: Violent and disturbing content for some audiences

Start with a must-read mainstay for generations of students...and go wild. Chicago Theatre Beat raves Lord of the Flies is a “powerful, passionate adaptation that breathes new life into the classic novel.” Stranded on a deserted island, a small group of English schoolboys become intoxicated by sudden freedom, and their games quickly descend to a savage struggle for power. This compelling glimpse into dystopia explores the darkest reaches of human nature and fragility of free will.


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'Lord of the Flies': A 'morality thriller' opens rehearsals
Photos and introductory remarks from the first day of "Lord of the Flies' rehearsal. The William Golding classic opens on Sept. 26. Read More
Theatre Thursday on a Sunday
Theatre Thursday on a Sunday
Nov 2 | 12:30pm
Sun | $50 | Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby
Your ticket to Lord of the Flies for Theatre Thursday on a Sunday event includes a refreshing cocktail, tasty bar bites, live music and the show.


Family Day
Family Day
Sep 28 | 12:30pm
Family 4 Pack: $120 with code ISLAND
Learn survival techniques and practice your fire starting skills at our Family Day, complete with pre-show activities, snacks and four tickets to the show.



Insider Perspectives
Insider Perspectives
Sep 26 | 6pm
Free • The Jones at Speer & Arapahoe

Get an exclusive insider’s perspective of Lord of the Flies when you join us for a professionally-moderated discussion with our Theatre Company’s creative team.

Talkback with the Cast
Talkback with the Cast
Oct 5 | 3:30pm

Free | The Space Theatre

Join a fun and engaging discussion with the actors from Lord of the Flies after the show.

Page to Stage Discussion
Page to Stage Discussion
Oct 7 | 12pm

Free | 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 Lord of the Flies. Moderated by John Moore, former Denver Post theatre critic.
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Page to Stage: Book Club Discussion
Page to Stage: Book Club Discussion
Oct 8 | 5:30pm

Free | Free Parking | Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave.

Book: Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
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 

Talkback with Higher Education Advisory Council
Talkback with Higher Education Advisory Council
Oct 12 | 3:30pm

Free | The Space Theatre

Participate in a topical discussion of Lord of the Flies led by members of our academic community.

Theatre & Theology
Theatre & Theology
Oct 19 | 3:30pm

Free | The Space Theatre

Join Pastor Dan Bollman of the Rocky Mountain Evangelical Lutheran Synod to examine Lord of the Flies through a theological lens.
Accessible Performance
Accessible Performance
Oct 26 | 1:30pm
Free with admission
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William Golding
William Golding, Author

William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911. He was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford, after which he worked as an actor, a lecturer, a small craft sailor, a musician, and finally a school-master. He joined the Royal Navy in 1940 and saw action against battleships, submarines and aircraft. He was present at the sinking of the Bismarck, and finished the war as a Lieutenant in command of a rocket ship. After the war he returned to Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury and it was there when his first novel, Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954. He gave up teaching in 1961 and went on to write 12 more novels, including The InheritorsPincher Martin, and The Spire.

Golding's play The Brass Butterfly was produced at the New Theatre, Oxford in 1958, directed by Alistair Sim. Lord of the Flies was filmed by Peter Brook in 1963. Golding listed his hobbies as music, chess, sailing, archaeology and classical Greek (which he taught himself). Many of these subjects appear in his two collections of essays, The Hot Gates, and A Moving Target. He won the Booker Prize for his novel Rites of Passage in 1980, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. He was knighted in 1988. He died at his home in the summer of 1993, leaving a draft of a novel, The Double Tongue, which was published posthumously.

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