Casting set for 'Frankenstein' and 'The Glass Menagerie'

Frankenstein Sullivan Jones
Sullivan Jones, left, was the original Cassius Clay in Center Stage’s production of  ‘One Night in Miami…’ opposite Esau Pritchett. Jones will alternate with Mark Junek in the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his Creature in the DCPA’s ‘Frankenstein.’ Photo by Richard Anderson.

FrankensteinThe DCPA Theatre Company today announced full casting for its first two productions of the 2016-17 season, The Glass Menagerie and Frankenstein. The lineup includes returning artists from previous seasons, new collaborators and familiar faces from the Colorado theatre community.

The U.S. premiere of Nick Dear’s adaptation Frankenstein will be directed by Sam Buntrock, who is returning to the DCPA after having directed the 2013 world premiere of Ed, Downloaded. Buntrock’s directing credits include Sunday in the Park with George (Broadway, West End, Menier and 5th Avenue Seattle). The production won five Olivier Awards including Outstanding Musical Production and was nominated for nine Tony Awards including Best Director.

The company of Frankenstein will be led by Sullivan Jones (the original Cassius Clay in Rogue Machine Theatre’s production of One Night in Miami…) and Mark Junek (Broadway’s The Performers) alternating performances in the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his Creature.

Frankenstein will also feature …

  • Molly Carden (DCPA Theatre Company debut) as Agatha/Ensemble
  • Thaddeus Fitzpatrick (2016 Colorado New Play Summit’s The Book of Will) as Rab/Ensemble
  • Meridith C. Grundei (Off-Center’s Sweet & Lucky) as Servant/Ensemble and understudy to Gretel
  • Charlie Korman (DCPA’s Sweeney Todd, Lord of the Flies) as William/Ensemble
  • Jenny Leona (DCPA Theatre Company debut) as Elizabeth/Ensemble
  • Rodney Lizcano (DCPA’s A Christmas Carol) as Gustav/Constable/Ensemble
  • Conan McCarty as Klaus/Servant/Ensemble
  • Kevin McGuire (DCPA’s Sweeney Todd) as De Lacey/M. Frankenstein/Ensemble
  • Douglas Rees (DCPA Theatre Company debut) as Ewan/Ensemble
  • Jessica Robblee (DCPA’s All The Way) as Clarice/Gretel/Ensemble
  • Nellesa Walthour (National tour of The Lion King, DCPA Theater Company debut) as Female Creature/Ensemble
  • Erin Willis (DCPA’s All The Way, A Christmas Carol) as Servant/Ensemble, and understudy to Agatha/Clarice
  • Max Woertendyke (Broadway’s A View From the Bridge, DCPA Theatre Company debut) as Felix and understudy to The Creature.
  • Additional understudies:

  • John Hauser (Off-Center’s Sweet & Lucky) will understudy Felix and Rab
  • Avi Levin (DCPA’s A Christmas Carol) will understudy William
  • Leigh Nichols Miller (Off-Center’s Sweet & Lucky, DCPA’s Jackie and Me) will understudy Victor/Gustav/Constable
  • Brian Shea (DCPA’s Death of a Salesman) will understudy Klaus/De Lacey/M. Frankenstein
  • Brynn Tucker (DCPA Theatre Company Debut) will understudy the Female Creature

The creative team includes Jason Sherwood (Scenic Designer), Kevin Copenhaver (Costume Designer), Brian Tovar (Lighting Designer), Curtis Craig (Sound Designer), Charlie I. Miller (Projection Designer), and Douglas Langworthy (Dramaturg).

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From left: Amelia Pedlow, Aubrey Deeker, Kathleen McCall and John Skelley. Photo by John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

The Glass Menagerie:

The Glass MenagerieAs previously reported in the DCPA NewsCenter, Ina Marlowe will make her DCPA Theatre Company directorial debut with The Glass Menagerie. Regionally, Marlowe has directed for the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Germinal Stage-Denver and served as the Producing Artistic Director for three companies in Chicago (Touchstone Theatre, Organic Theatre Company, The Library Theatre).

This production, the Theatre Company’s first to tackle Tennessee Williams’ first play, reunites three cast members from the Theatre Company’s 2014 production of Hamlet.

The Glass Menagerie will feature …

  • Aubrey Deeker (Hamlet in DCPA’s Hamlet) as Tom
  • Kathleen McCall (DCPA’s Benediction, Gertrude in Hamlet) as Amanda
  • Amelia Pedlow (Ophelia in DCPA’s Hamlet) as Laura
  • John Skelley (DCPA Theatre Company debut) as The Gentleman Caller

The creative team includes Joseph P. Tilford (Scenic Designer), Meghan Anderson Doyle (Costume Designer), Charles R. MacLeod (Lighting Designer), Tyler Nelson (Sound Designer), and Stephanie Prugh (Dramaturg).

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The Glass Menagerie
: Ticket information

• Sept. 9-Oct. 16
• Ricketson Theatre
• ASL interpreted, Audio-described and Open Captioned performance: Oct. 15
• Tickets: 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
• Groups: Call 303-446-4829

: Ticket information

• Sept. 30-Oct. 30
• Stage Theatre
• ASL interpreted, Audio-described and Open Captioned performance: Oct. 23
• Tickets: 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
• Groups: Call 303-446-4829

Additional The Glass Menagerie photos:

'The Glass Menagerie' in Denver

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Selected previous NewsCenter coverage:

2016-17 season: Nine shows, two world premieres, return to classics
Kent Thompson on The Bard, The Creature and the soul of his audience
First rehearsal: This will be no wimpy Glass Menagerie