Tag Archive for: DCPA Theatre Company

Hotter Than Egypt Playwright Explores the Pathos and Comedy Inherent in Every Day Life

In Hotter Than Egypt, playwright Yussef El Guindi explores the tragic-funny misunderstandings of a culture clash rich in existential, social, political baggage. While on holiday in Egypt, middle-aged Americans Paul and Jean find their marriage unraveling in the company of a young couple, Seif and Maha, who serve as their guides and conscience. Cut off […]

Meet DCPA Charge Scenic Artist Jana Mitchell. Photo by John Moore.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours Return to the DCPA

There is more than meets the eye in the art of theatre. There’s plenty of behind-the-scenes magic at the Denver Center that brings each play to life. The DCPA Theatre Company features an in-house production team, including costume designers, set builders, propmakers, technical specialists, and more. A behind-the-scenes tour program was introduced to offer the […]

Plates of Cuban food served at Cuba Cuba

Latin Loves: Savor the flavors of Latin cuisine at these local restaurants

¡Qué rico! How delicious is this food? While Colorado — once a part of Mexico — is awash in many restaurants that serve the recipes of our neighbor to the south, other Latin offerings are less well-represented. And though we will never, ever, ever say ‘no’ to an al pastor taco or a breakfast burrito […]

Promotional poster for Jane the Virgin

From Telenovelas to Laughs in Spanish

Mariana, a Cuban and Colombian-American woman living in Miami, is the protagonist of Alexis Scheer’s world premiere play, Laughs in Spanish. But if you were to ask Mariana, the real star of the show would be her mother, Estella. As a larger-than-life telenovela actress, Estella brings some uproarious drama to Laughs in Spanish.   Telenovelas, often […]

An exhibit hall inside the Clyfford Still Museum

Denver’s Visual Art Scene

Art abounds in and around Denver, on the street, in galleries, hung on the walls of restaurants and inside the museums. With so many forms, it’s easy for those with an eye for visual creativity to find something new, thought provoking, or just plain cool to see. Juxtapose a romp around the local visual art […]

The graffiti style painted backdrop for Laughs in Spanish

Turning a Theatre Into a Gallery for Laughs in Spanish

When patrons arrive for an evening at the theatre, little do they know that a fairly nondescript red brick building a mere block away is a busy hive of creativity. Housed at the intersection of 13th and Arapahoe streets in the Historic Tramway Building — now called the Robert & Judi Newman Center for Theatre […]

Headshot of Alexis Scheer

How Playwright Alexis Scheer’s Laughs in Spanish Helped Land Her a Turn on Broadway

She just landed a big job on Broadway, but no one should be surprised. Playwright Alexis Scheer has always been determined. As a Miami adolescent, she passed on having a bat mitzvah to take a role in a regional production of Fiddler on the Roof. “I don’t remember exactly what I told my parents, but […]

The cast of 1776 stands onstage as they sing

A Lifechanging Journey for Mehry Eslaminia

Hometown girl Mehry Eslaminia just made her Broadway debut in the revival of 1776. We caught up with Mehry about her journey from Cherry Hills Elementary School to Broadway, and her relationship with the DCPA. DCPA: How did you catch the acting bug? Mehry Eslaminia: My father is from Iran and my mother is from […]

A glass of wassail decorated with spices

Make Wassail For Your Next Gathering

Mulled wine, apple cider, hot chocolate, and eggnog are all heralded as holiday beverage favorites. But have you ever tried wassail? This centuries-old drink is a traditional part of caroling and the holiday season in Britain. Made with fruit juices and lots of spices, this hot punch is easy to make, tasty to drink, and […]

Kevin Copenhaver and Meghan Anderson Doyle smile for a photo

CU Experience Gallery Hosts DCPA Theatre Company Costume Designers in Free Exhibit

Their resumes look like a “Best Plays” list: The Book of Will, The Glass Menagerie, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Lord of the Flies, One Night in Miami, Smokey Joe’s Café, Titus Andronicus, Tantalus, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Whale, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and Love, Janis among dozens (perhaps hundreds) of others. The […]