Courtney Capek in the DCPA Theatre Company’s 2013 presentation of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ She will be back as Belle, the woman who briefly owned Scrooge’s heart. Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen.
MEET COURTNEY CAPEK
Belle in A Christmas Carol
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol, Five Course Love. Other Theatres: Off-Broadway credits include Hereafter (Jerry Orbach Theatre). Other credits include Parade, Sylvia and Spitfire Grill.
- Hometown: Denver
- High school: Green Mountain
- College: BFA, Metropolitan State University of Denver
- What was the role that changed your life? That would be the role of the mother in my 6th grade musical production of The Highlight Zone (a twist on The Twilight Zone. I had told my mom at the age of 3 I was “going to be a star,” but being cast in a staged production was the moment I knew acting was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
- Why are you an actor? Because it brings me the most joy and excitement. To commune with other human beings and create art to tell a story every night is an honor. To connect with your fellow actors onstage and affect an audience with the truth you find in the character you get to be. To me, there’s nothing better.
- What would you be doing for a career if you weren’t an actor? I would be a receptionist. I love the idea of dressing up everyday, answering phones, inputting things and typing on the computer all day.
- Ideal scene partner: In my opinion, Mark Rylance is the most brilliant, versatile and remarkable actor of all time. I could watch him for hours and experience every emotion. I’ve no doubt I could learn so much from working with him. (Pictured at right: Mark Rylance as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron in ‘Jerusalem.’ Photo: Rex Features.)
- Why does this play matter? Because A Christmas Carol is about the renewal of joy and love. No matter the current state of the world, this play will always resonate because its themes are universal.
- What do you hope the audience gets out of it? I hope they walk away with full hearts; a restored sense of love; and a sense of patience and empathy for everyone in their lives and in the world.
- Finish this sentence: All I want is … “less ignorance and more patience, understanding, acceptance – and chocolate cake.”
A Christmas Carol: Ticket information
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Richard Hellesen
Music by David de Berry
Nov 27-Dec 27 (Opens Dec 4) | Stage Theatre
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Selected previous NewsCenter coverage of A Christmas Carol:
First rehearsal: Scrooge, in typical fashion: Let’s get to work!
From Denver Center’s Tiny Tim to TV’s Fuller House
Beginnings and endings for stars of A Christmas Carol, The SantaLand Diaries
Video: Leslie O’Carroll performs A Christmas O’Carroll … in 5 minutes
Actor Scott McLean is now also a published children’s author
Video: The Christmas Carol Coast to Coast Challenge. No. 1: Denver
By the numbers: A Christmas Carol over 22 years at the DCPA
First day of 2014 rehearsal: Interviews, cast list and photos
2015 ‘Meet the Cast’ profiles (so far):
Meet Courtney Capek (Belle)
Meet Shannan Steele (Fred’s wife)
Previous years’ ‘Meet the Cast’ videos:
James Michael Reilly
Mehry Iris Eslaminia
M. Scott McLean