DCPA to celebrate Kent Haruf on Feb. 7

'Dad and Sonny - Until We Meet Again,' by Chaney Haruf Matsukis
‘Dad and Sonny – Until We Meet Again,’ by Chaney Haruf Matsukis.

Kent_Haruf_Dies_2The DCPA Theatre Company and Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson will be hosting a Celebration of Life for author Kent Haruf at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, in the Stage Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.

Haruf was perhaps Colorado’s most celebrated novelist. He wrote Plainsong, Eventide and Benediction, all of which have been adapted for the stage by the Theatre Company. The final chapter of the trilogy, Benediction, opens for first previews on Jan. 30 in the DCPA’s Space Theatre. 

Haruf created quiet, moving stories of the rural townspeople of fictional Holt, Colorado, that millions of readers found to be universally identifiable. All three novels were adapted for the stage by Eric Schmiedl and dīrected by Thompson.

Haruf, 71, died of lung disease on Nov. 30 at his home in Salida, about 150 miles southwest of Denver.

Those attending are asked to RSVP by clicking here to assure a proper head count.

Benediction: Ticket information
Performances run Jan. 30 through March 1
Space Theatre
Performances daily except Mondays
Call 303-893-4100, or go to the Denver Center’s web site at www.denvercenter.org

Our previous coverage of Benediction:
Bittersweet opening for ‘Benediction’ rehearsals
Kent Haruf, author of ‘Plainsong’ Trilogy, dies at age 71
Kent Haruf: The complete final interview
Kent Thompson on the 2014-15 season, play by play
2014 Colorado New Play Summit will complete ‘Plainsong’ trilogy
Video: ‘Benediction’ reading at the 2014 Colorado New Play Summit

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