You Lost Me Twenty50 featured

Casting announced for world premieres ‘twenty50’ and ‘You Lost Me’

You Lost Me Twenty50 featured

DCPA Theatre Company will debut two plays in the new year

The DCPA Theatre Company has announced the full casting and creative team for its upcoming world premieres of Bonnie Metzgar’s You Lost Me and Tony Meneses’ twenty50.

Bonnie Metzgar and Tony Meneses. Photos by John Moore

Bonnie Metzgar and Tony Meneses. Photos by John Moore

You Lost Me, directed by Margot Bordelon, is set in 1828, when 17-year-old Ann Harvey saved 160 Irish people from a wreck off of Newfoundland’s Shipwreck Coast, making her an instant hero. Almost 200 years later, the Harvey family homestead has become the Shipwreck Inn, where present-day proprietress Ann Harvey attempts to leave her own mark (and get some new customers) with a tourist blog. Her nephew Joe-L, on the other hand, would do anything to leave his hometown and start a new life somewhere else.

You Lost Me is a beautiful, poetic, layered story about finding love in unusual places and trying to figure out how to express your full passion when there’s not an easily apparent way to do so,” said Artistic Director Chris Coleman. “Bonnie Metzgar is known in the Colorado theatre community as the former Associate Artistic Director at Curious Theatre Company, and I am thrilled that we will have You Lost Me as the first world premiere of the season and to debut it in Colorado.”

Take a deeper dive into You Lost Me and twenty50

Menseses’ suspenseful thriller is set in the year 2050. Andres Salazar, an immigrant, is running for congress. In an imagined America where Latinos are now considered part of the racial majority, he has tough decisions to make. Will identifying himself as a Mexican American help or hinder him on Election Day? Will denying part of his identity be worth the potential political benefits? As the campaign forces his mother and daughter to face their own questions of culture and identity, a mysterious stranger arrives. Searching for freedom and running from the law, his appearance jeopardizes everything the family holds dear. Meneses grapples with the future consequences of our policies today and the true cost of the American Dream.

“When I read Tony Meneses’ twenty50 for the first time, I instantly felt that I was reading a play that speaks to the things that are urgently being debated in this country right now,” said Coleman. “twenty50 is a perfect example of the deeply moving work that comes out of the Colorado New Play Summit and our commissioning program. Tony is an incredibly special writer and I am honored that the Theatre Company will be the first to produce this powerful story.”

You Lost Me Cast

First row, from left: Director Margot Bordelon, Marié Botha and Tara Falk. Second row: Luke LaMontagne, Alexandra Milak and Gareth Saxe.

You Lost Me: Cast and creatives

  • Tara Falk (Sweat, DCPA Theatre Company) as Ann Harvey/White Rock Ann
  • Marié Botha (Slave Play, Yale School of Drama) as Edna/Shipwreck Ann/Sid the American
  • Luke LaMontagne (Evocation to Visible Appearance, Actors Theatre of Louisville) as Joe-L
  • Alexandra Milak (The Christians, Playwrights Horizons) as Mary McCauley/Reika the American
  • Gareth Saxe (Anna Karenina, DCPA Theatre Company) as Alexander McCauley/Pastor Paul/Man from Lloyd’s
  • Director: Margot Bordelon (Wives, Playwrights Horizon)
  • Reid Thompson: Scenic Designer
  • Valérie T. Bart: Costume Designer
  • Jiyoun Chang: Lighting Designer
  • Shawn Boyle: Multimedia Designer
  • Palmer Hefferan: Sound Designer
  • Kathy G. Maes: Voice and Dialect
  • Lynde Rosario: Dramaturg
  • Harriet Bass and Grady Soapes, CSA: Casting
  • Heidi Echtenkamp: Stage Manager
  • Michael Morales: Assistant Stage Manager

You Lost MeTicket information

  • Dates: Performances January 17 through February 23 (Opens January 24)
  • Where: Ricketson Theatre
  • Genre: Poetic drama
  • Tickets: Start at $30 and can be purchased at 303-893-4100 or in person in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex at 14th and Curtis streets or online by clicking here:
twenty50 Cast

First row, from left: Zeus Mendoza, Frankie J. Alvarez, Blanca Camacho and Matthew CL Orduña. Second row: Director Henry Godinez, Valentina Guerra, Peter Pasco and Tania Verafield.

twenty50: Cast and creatives

  • Zeus Mendoza (“Major Crimes” on TNT) as Andres
  • Frankie J. Alvarez (“Looking” on HBO) as Sebastian
  • Blanca Camacho (In the Heights, Broadway) as Irene
  • Matthew CL Orduña (Sweat, San Diego Repertory Theatre) as Monty
  • Valentina Guerra (“13 Reasons Why” on Netflix) as Jenny
  • Peter Pasco (“The Affair” on Showtime) as Oscar
  • Tania Verafield (L.A. Times Critic’s Choice Beneath the Veil, Lincoln Center/Kennedy Center) as Lydia
  • Director: Henry Godinez (Zoot Suit, Goodman Theatre)
  • Courtney O’Neill: Scenic Designer
  • Meghan Anderson Doyle: Costume Designer
  • Alexander Ridgers: Lighting Designer
  • Michael Bodeen: Sound Designer
  • David Woolley: Fight Director
  • Sarah Rose Leonard: Dramaturg
  • Joanne DeNaut and Grady Soapes, CSA: Casting
  • Corin Davidson: Stage Manager
  • D. Lynn Reiland: Assistant Stage Manager

twenty50Ticket information

  • Dates: Performances January 31 through March 1 (Opens February 7)
  • Where: Space Theatre
  • Genre: Suspenseful thriller
  • Tickets: Start at $30 and can be purchased at 303-893-4100 or in person in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex at 14th and Curtis streets or online by clicking here:

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