Tag Archive for: DCPA Theatre Company

Two women kneel, facing one another with their hands clasped. They are both smiling brightly.

First Look: The Color Purple

A Pulitzer Prize. A National Book Award. 11 Academy Award Nominations. Four Golden Globe Nominations. Three Tony Awards. Few stories have had the cultural significance and lasting power of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. Beloved by audiences worldwide, The Color Purple traces one woman’s fraught journey towards freedom and self-love. It is a triumphant, uplifting […]

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Hitchcock Trivia

As the culmination to its 2022/23 season, the DCPA Theatre Company is remounting the classic whodunnit, The 39 Steps. This parody of John Buchan’s novel (and the subsequent 1935 film adaptation directed by Alfred Hitchcock) is brought to life by a cast of four playing more than 50 characters. Prepare for the hysterics with this […]

Jameka Lewis seated at a table flips through a large archive book at the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library

Building Community Around The Color Purple

When you endeavor to build community, it’s important to enlist the support of people who are at its heart. People like Jameka B. Lewis, Senior Librarian at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. In building community and welcoming individuals to experience the DCPA Theatre Company’s production of The Color Purple, the organization’s Education and Community […]

Hundreds of lights hang above the Wolf Theatre stage

Illuminating the Invisible: Lighting Design for The Color Purple

The DCPA Theatre Company’s production of The Color Purple is a homecoming of sorts for Lighting Designer Peter Maradudin. “The last production I lit at DCPA was in 2004 (too long ago, if you ask me…),” said Maradudin. “It was The Misanthrope, directed by Nagle Jackson. “Prior to that, I lit numerous productions in the […]

Charlotte Cowens sits at a piano with two other musicians

Trailblazing Black Women Musicians: Mirroring The Color Purple’s Shug Avery in Colorado

When you hear someone discuss The Color Purple, which character do you think of first? Is it Celie who learned to uncage her confidence and self-esteem to overcome strife? Is it Sofia and how all her life she “had to fight” men? Maybe the sensual songbird Shug Avery whose sheer confidence and beauty brought men […]

Discussion Questions to Complement The Color Purple

Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, was published in 1982 and subsequently adapted into a film in 1985 starring Oprah Winfrey before becoming a Broadway musical in 2005. Now widely produced by regional theatres across the country, DCPA Theatre Company audiences will experience this moving story March 31-May 7 in the Wolf Theatre. […]

Jamie Ann Romero smiles onstage during Cebollas rehearsal

DCPA Theatre Company Announces Two World Premiere Productions for 2023/24 Season

The DCPA Theatre Company, the regional producing theatre arm of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), is thrilled to announce two world premiere productions for the 2023/24 DCPA Theatre Company season. During the 2023 Colorado New Play Summit (CNPS), attendees were the first to learn about two shows that will be on the 2023/24 DCPA Theatre Company season lineup. […]

DCPA Theatre Company Announces Full Cast and Creative Teams for The Color Purple and The 39 Steps

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Theatre Company is excited to announce the full casting and creative teams for the compelling musical The Color Purple and audience favorite The 39 Steps. “The DCPA Theatre Company season is rounding out with two productions that audiences will love and recognize,” said Artistic Director Chris Coleman. […]

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Egyptian Influence on Colorado Architecture

Hot, hot, hot: Egyptomania was all the rage in the Roaring ’20s when British archaeologist Howard Carter “discovered” the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. American audiences breathlessly devoured developments of the excavation, which was documented in detail by newspapers, magazines and movie news-reels. This wasn’t the first time the ancient civilization was front-page news — […]

Maha and Seif clasp hands over a partially packed suitcase in Hotter Than Egypt

First Look: Hotter Than Egypt

Hailed as an audience favorite at the 2020 Colorado New Play Summit, Hotter Than Egypt is the captivating tale of an American couple’s own personal revolutions. Drawing from the political, cultural, and religious realities of living in the region, this quick-witted dramedy set in the heat of Cairo pits loyalty against attraction as its characters […]