Entries by Suzanne Yoe

2024: Shakespeare on Stage

Described by The Denver Post’s Lisa Kennedy as “arguably the Big Kahuna of Drama,” the Denver Center Theatre Company prepares for William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Helmed by DCTC Artistic Director Coleman, this haunting psychological revenge thriller appears in the Wolf Theatre Sept. 13-Oct 6, 2024. But Hamlet isn’t the only classic by the Bard to fill […]

Fun in the Colorado Sun

This year, summer officially runs from June 20 through September 19, which means that Denver will see approximately 70 days of sunshine. While that won’t quite live up to the PR-spin that the railroads used to attract visitors in the late 1800s, it is more than enough to lure the locals to step outside and […]

Judi Wolf: One Singular Sensation

Let’s set the stage. It’s opening night in the Buell Theatre. Two thousand eight hundred people are taking their seats to see the next big Broadway hit. And then it happens. Heads swivel. Crowds part. Whispers of “Who is that?” begin. Enter Judi Wolf, stage right. Opening night after opening night the same reaction occurs. […]


So a friend says, “Hey, let’s go out tonight to this thing in a shipping container. I don’t know what it is, but it’s in the dark and supposed to be really cool and there’s something about a séance. I dunno…” You want me to go where to do what…in the DARK?  Yep. We get […]

An Incredible Team Envisions Impossible Things

Finally, after years of school, school and, yep, more school, Alex is graduating. There’s just one little problem…Alex doesn’t have a clue what’s next. But not knowing what your future holds is no reason not to celebrate. Instead, audiences are invited to join Alex for a graduation party when The Catamounts, in collaboration with Hanzon […]

1 Degree of Separation: DCPA to Broadway

On Sunday, June 17, the 77th annual Tony Awards were held in Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theatre in New York City. Among the winners and nominees were two bound-for-Denver hits plus six individuals who are affiliated with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. And the DCPA connections were… Gutenberg: The Musical Nomination: Best […]

Food for Thought: Local Immigrants Dish Up More than Food

“Those people.” You’ve heard that phrase uttered by individuals and you instantly know what is implied. Well, let’s chat about “those people.” Apart from indigenous peoples who were the original stewards of the soil beneath our feet, the remaining individuals who embody America are immigrants or ancestors of immigrants or ancestors of ancestors of immigrants. […]

A Trip to El Salvador

Playwright Brian Quijada’s parents immigrated to the United States from El Salvador in the 1970s during a tumultuous period that eventually led to the country’s 13-year civil war (1979-1992). When I first visited the country in 1995, you could still see the aftereffects of war. Large buildings with blown out windows. Police officers and military […]

Beyond Cookies: Girl Scouts of Colorado Builds Courage, Confidence & Character through Theatre

Every winter, beaming girls bedecked with green sashes dutifully set up tables stacked with brightly colored boxes. Those boxes are instantly identifiable — purple for Samoas, red for Tagalongs, blue for Trefoils and, last but absolutely not least, green for Thin Mints. “The way the public sees Girl Scouts is through cookie sales,” said Katy Herstein, […]

Emma Discussion Questions

Published in 1815, Jane Austen’s Emma is a delightful novel about the happily single and privileged Emma Woodhouse. While she sees no value in marriage for herself, she can’t help but be a matchmaker for those around her. For those individuals who are only familiar with the book, there are at least eight book-to-screen adaptations […]