Photo essay: Backstage at all three current Theatre Company shows

Molly_Brown_Backstage_800Beth Malone, who plays Molly Brown in “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” with castmate Keven Quillon. Photo by John Moore. (To see the entire photo essay, click here.)

Skyler Gallun, who plays Henry in “Lord of the Flies,” transforms into a savage hunter during intermission. Photo by John Moore. (To see the entire photo essay, click here.)


Stuart Sanks, a.k.a. Shirley Delta Blow in Off-Center @ The Jones’ “Lord of the Butterflies” (playing through Nov. 7), visits “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” actor Kathleen McCall backstage. Photo by John Moore. (To see the entire photo essay, click here.)

The Theatre Company at the DCPA has opened the 2014-15 season with three shows running simultaneously: The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Vanya and Masha and Spike and Lord of the Flies. That means all three shows are often preparing and performing at the same time.

DCPA Senior Arts Journalist John Moore visited backstage at each show for a half hour before showtime and came up with this illuminating photo essay.

At Lord of the Flies, he stayed for intermission to witness how many of the stranded British schoolboys transform from choir boys into full-on savages.

(To see John Moore’s entire photo essay, click here.)     

John Moore was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the U.S by American Theatre Magazine in 2011. He has since taken a groundbreaking position as the Denver Center’s Senior Arts Journalist.

Ticket information:
Molly Brown closes on Oct. 26
Lord of the Flies closes on Nov. 2
Vanya closes on Nov. 16.
For info: 303-893-4100 or

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