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Elizabeth “Betty” Pack: “She used sex like James Bond uses a Beretta” — TIME

The subject of Rubicon has been called “honeypot,” “Minnesota Mata Hari,” and “the greatest unsung heroine of the war” Her exploits are straight out of a James Bond movie. Elizabeth “Betty” Pack — codename Cynthia — was a spy for the British in World War II, and now she is the subject of a new […]

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New Play Festivals Across the U.S.

Every year, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts hosts the Colorado New Play Summit, featuring new play readings and attracting theatre industry leaders and artists. Launch Weekend showcases stripped-down readings of plays in development, so the playwright, director, and audience can focus entirely on the story. After receiving audience feedback, the productions spend the […]

Playwright Beaufield Berry Draws on Her Own Family for In the Upper Room

By: Leo Adam Biga Generations live strong in the memory and imagination of Omaha-based playwright Beaufield Berry.   Her original family drama In the Upper Room, a 2019 Colorado New Play Summit selection, gets a world premiere production by the DCPA Theatre Company this winter.   Set in 1974 Omaha, this Black American family drama draws closely […]