Tag Archive for: Emma

Emma smiles to someone on her left, outside the frame. She's wearing a hot pink gown with a large bow at the back.

First Look: Emma

A delightfully unconventional and fun adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic comedy! This rendition of Emma is a joyous, irreverent take in conversation with the Regency novel. In a new adaptation that’s a bit zany and refreshingly contemporary, playwright Kate Hamill infuses the language and perspectives of today into Austen’s beloved characters. You may be surprised […]

Double Duty: Lex Liang Designs the Costumes and Sets for Emma

It seems that Lex Liang does everything: Not only the costumes and sets for Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Emma, but through his company, LDC Design, environments for theater, restaurants, boutiques and special events. “I don’t know about everything,” Liang says from his home in New York. “I would not put me on an organized sports […]

Emma: A Refreshing Take on a Timeless Classic

It takes something extra to adapt a 200-year-old classic novel that has already been adapted multiple times for stage and screen. Call it guts – call it ovaries – but actor/playwright Kate Hamill has now adapted five novels of Jane Austen, with her latest, Emma, staged at Denver Center Theatre Company. “Jane Austen was a […]

Date Night in Downtown Denver

Clueless’s Cher meets Bridgerton’s Daphne meets…Emma at the DCPA. Jane Austen’s romantic and sharp comedy takes the stage in an irreverent, modern take on matchmaking, mischief, and marriage. Now this is date night material. While there is a plethora of restaurants in the downtown area near the Arts Complex, which ones are best suited for […]

Emma Discussion Questions

Published in 1815, Jane Austen’s Emma is a delightful novel about the happily single and privileged Emma Woodhouse. While she sees no value in marriage for herself, she can’t help but be a matchmaker for those around her. For those individuals who are only familiar with the book, there are at least eight book-to-screen adaptations […]

Full Cast & Creative Announced for Emma

The Denver Center Theatre Company is excited to announce the full casting and creative team for the adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma by Kate Hamill. Emma begins performances in the Wolf Theatre on April 5. “The next production in our 2023/24 Theatre Company lineup is an adaptation of a favorite classic by Jane Austen with […]

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Enjoy a Spot of Tea in Denver

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen pairs well with tea. Afternoon tea, also called cream tea, is a thoroughly British tradition started by wealthy families in the 1840s. A lovely pot of tea accompanied by small bites and treats was served around 4pm, between lunch and dinner. Though the tradition of afternoon […]


5 Influential Women Taking Over DCPA Stages in the 2023/24 Season

This season is packed with trailblazing women and their acts of triumph, perseverance, and beating the odds in a male-dominated society. Learn more about these women and visit the Denver Center for the Performing Arts to see their stories come alive on stage. TINA TURNER TINA — The Tina Turner Musical details the life of performer […]