Tag Archive for: DCPA Theatre Company

Martinis: Stirred, Not Shaken

If the martini is famous for one thing, it’s James Bond. Martinis have become synonymous with seduction and espionage. In the Denver Center Theatre Company production of Rubicon, which tells the story of sultry spy Betty Pack, it’s easy to imagine her sitting at a bar to lure in her next target. Legs crossed, stilettos […]

Make IKEA a Destination, Like the Cebollas Sisters

IKEA is massively recognizable, not just by name or furniture style, but by the enormous (usually blue, gray, and yellow) warehouses located in the middle of shopping districts and cities. Even in the Denver Center Theatre Company’s production of Cebollas, the three road-tripping sisters comment on the store, wondering if they can squeeze a visit […]

Three sisters ride in a car together. Celia drives while Tere sits annoyed in the backseat with the dead body.

First Look: Cebollas

Three Latinas are forced to take an unexpected road trip from Albuquerque to Denver. Making their way north on I-25, they don’t travel for business or for pleasure. They just need to transport a dead body across state lines. But, then again, what are sisters for? Take a look at some of the production photos […]

Jamie Ann Romero smiles onstage during Cebollas rehearsal

Follow the Phrases in Cebollas

When three sisters on a road trip from Albuquerque to Denver interject a bit of Spanglish into the conversation, it reflects the language style of many bi-lingual households in America today. While English-only audiences watching Cebollas do not lose any of the intention by not knowing these Spanish words or phrases, we asked the play’s […]

How New Plays Get Made

When the world premiere of Rattlesnake Kate debuted at the Wolf Theatre in 2022, it garnered a lot of positive attention. The play featured not only a spirited story about Kate Slaughterback, a Colorado woman who famously killed 140 rattlesnakes one day in 1925, but showcased how a play or musical might get commissioned by […]

DCPA Community Engagement Uplifts Cebollas and Local Organizations

Denver Center Theatre Company’s upcoming world premiere production, Cebollas, tells the story of three Latina sisters taking an unexpected road trip (with no ulterior motives at all). New Mexican culture is at the forefront of this new play as the sisters bicker and reminisce, driving past familiar locales between Albuquerque and Denver. Theatre Company management […]

Cracking the Enigma Code

They called her Elizabeth Thorpe. And Betty Pack. And Cynthia. She was an American, working for the British, and sometimes the Spanish, although the French and Polish thought she was theirs for a while. She came from an upstanding family, a proper girl who was thoroughly improper. The biggest enigma, though, was the Nazi coding […]

Virginia Hall awarded a medal for her services. A man stands pinning it to her dress.

A Spy Among Us

From the archives: this article was originally published on March 22, 2023 If you Google “international intelligence agencies,” Wikipedia gives you a list that’s almost too long to count. While the fictitious 007 — Bond, James Bond — works for the non-fictitious MI6, the United Kingdom is far from the only country to have intelligence […]

A line of soldiers snowshoe down a mountain in Camp Hale

Skis, Slopes and Spies: Colorado’s Camp Hale

From the archives: this article was originally published on April 13, 2023 America’s newest national monument has an intriguing history. On August 22, 2022, President Joe Biden designated 53,804 acres of National Forest Service lands in Eagle County as the  Camp Hale – Continental Divide National Monument. Much is written about the site’s history as […]