Entries by Lisa Bornstein

Prepping for Shakespeare: A First-Hand Account of the DPS Shakespeare Festival

Former Rocky Mountain News Theatre Critic Lisa Bornstein and current fourth grade math teacher at Polaris Elementary School gives her first-hand account of her school’s participation in the 40th annual DPS Shakespeare Festival. It was 10am on Friday, April 26 when downtown Denver’s Skyline Park came alive with Roman senators, harlequins, a living brick wall […]

Emma: A Refreshing Take on a Timeless Classic

It takes something extra to adapt a 200-year-old classic novel that has already been adapted multiple times for stage and screen. Call it guts – call it ovaries – but actor/playwright Kate Hamill has now adapted five novels of Jane Austen, with her latest, Emma, staged at Denver Center Theatre Company. “Jane Austen was a […]

Colorado Companies Foster New Voices in Theatre

Theater, by its very nature, is a collaborative enterprise. But creating the raw material – the scripts themselves – can be a lonely one. Without hearing the words spoken by actors, the playwrights are left with the voices in their heads. That access to a full company of theater specialists makes the DCPA’s Colorado New […]

Female Astronauts Shoot for the Moon in THE INFINITE

In 2019, two individuals made history. Jessica Meir and Christina Koch took the first all-female spacewalk. One small step for women, one monumental achievement for womenkind. When Space Explorers: THE INFINITE arrives in Denver, guests in this interactive, virtual-reality experience will step outside the International Space Station on a walk of their own and then […]

Cracking the Enigma Code

They called her Elizabeth Thorpe. And Betty Pack. And Cynthia. She was an American, working for the British, and sometimes the Spanish, although the French and Polish thought she was theirs for a while. She came from an upstanding family, a proper girl who was thoroughly improper. The biggest enigma, though, was the Nazi coding […]