Photos: Opening night 'Benediction' festivities

Check out our photos from opening night of the DCPA Theatre Company’s world premiere staging of Benediction on Feb. 6, 2015. Benediction completes the DCPA’s theatrical adaptation of late novelist Kent Haruf’s Plainsong trilogy. Photos by John Moore.

Benediction is a powerful drama about three souls searching for meaningful connections despite separation, loneliness and the race against time on the high plains of Colorado. 

Benediction: Cast list
Playwright: Eric Schmiedl
Director: Kent Thompson
Dad Lewis: Mike Hartman
Mary Lewis: Joyce Cohen
Reverend Robert Lyle: Ed Martin
Beverly Lyle: Nancy Lemenager
John Wesley Lyle: Nick Lamedica
Alene Johnson: Nance Williamson
Willa Johnson: Billie McBride
Lorraine Lewis: Kathleen McCall
Berta May: Leslie O’Carroll
Alice: Zoe Delaney Stahlhut
Genevieve Larson/Waitress/Young Woman: Amelia Marie Corrada
Rudy/Ensemble: James Newcomb
Bob/Policeman/Ed: Lawrence Hecht
Laurie Wheeler/Marlene/Young Woman: Adrian Egolf
Ronald Dean Walker: Benjamin Bonenfant
Richard/Frank/Ensemble: Jonathan Crombie
Luann/Marlene/Janine: Tracy Shaffer

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

Our previous coverage of Benediction:

Kent Haruf: The complete final interview
For two inaugural DCPA company actors, you can come home again
Video, photos: DCPA celebrates life of Colorado novelist Kent Haruf
‘Benediction’ opens as a celebration of ‘The Precious Ordinary’
Video: Your first look at Benediction
Doris Duke Foundation awards $125,000 for Benediction
Bittersweet opening for ‘Benediction’ rehearsals
Kent Haruf, author of ‘Plainsong’ Trilogy, dies at age 71
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

Benediction Opening Night. Photo by John Moore.

From left: Joyce Cohen, Ed Martin, Nance Williamson, Billie McBride and a photo-bombing Amelia Marie Corrada. Photo by John Moore.