Entries by Suzanne Yoe

Hitchcock Trivia

As the culmination to its 2022/23 season, the DCPA Theatre Company is remounting the classic whodunnit, The 39 Steps. This parody of John Buchan’s novel (and the subsequent 1935 film adaptation directed by Alfred Hitchcock) is brought to life by a cast of four playing more than 50 characters. Prepare for the hysterics with this […]

A Spy Among Us

If you Google “international intelligence agencies,” Wikipedia gives you a list that’s almost too long to count. While the fictitious 007 — Bond, James Bond — works for the non-fictitious MI6, the United Kingdom is far from the only country to have intelligence agencies. The United States lists seven agencies and 25 departments including the […]

Building Community Around The Color Purple

When you endeavor to build community, it’s important to enlist the support of people who are at its heart. People like Jameka B. Lewis, Senior Librarian at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. In building community and welcoming individuals to experience the DCPA Theatre Company’s production of The Color Purple, the organization’s Education and Community […]

Student Matinee Success at DCPA

Growing up in rural Arkansas in the 1970s, there were very few opportunities to experience culture…let alone theatre. I still remember the first time I saw a live performance. My church group drove two hours to see The Nutcracker in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It left an impression that ultimately led to a 30-year career in the […]

Court Cases that Inspired To Kill a Mockingbird

THE “SCOTTSBORO BOYS” TRIAL: POWELL V. ALABAMA (1932) In this dramatization of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus makes reference to two US Supreme Court cases involving black boys and men accused of rape by white women. The verdicts of these two trials, Powell v. Alabama and Brown v. Mississippi, inform Atticus’s hope that […]

Getting the Jump on 2023: Great lineup of local culture

New year’s resolutions are no good unless you follow through, so if “adding more culture” was part of your list, we can help you stay committed. Get out your calendar and get ready to invite your friends: JANUARY Curious Theatre: Alma For those fortunate theatre aficionados who attended the DCPA Theatre Company’s 2020 Colorado New […]