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First Look: Rubicon

Overflowing with intrigue and wit, Rubicon is an engaging portrait of an unsung heroine and the sacrifices she makes to change the course of the war. It addresses the stigma attached to choosing professional determination and personal agency over traditional gender expectations. It’s a work that’s suspenseful, alluring, and surprising all at once. Take a look at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

black and white photograph of Betty Pack

Rubicon: Sex, Espionage and a Woman Finding Purpose

Do you remember a sexy movie with Lauren Bacall as a glamorous society woman turned wartime spy named Betty, blazing through men and countries, from South America to Europe, seducing her way to crucial information for the Allies in WWII? No? That’s because there was no such movie — although perhaps there should have been. […]

black and white photograph of Betty Pack, codename Cynthia, holding a finger to her lips

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

From the archives: this article was originally published on February 3, 2022 Her exploits are straight out of a James Bond movie. Elizabeth – Betty for short – Pack was a spy for the British in World War II, and now she is the subject of a new play. Rubicon by Kirsten Potter was a […]

Full Cast and Creative Teams Announced for Cebollas and Rubicon

The Denver Center Theatre Company is excited to announce the full casting and creative teams for the world premiere productions of Cebollas by Leonard Madrid (Las Arañas, Berkeley Rep) and Rubicon by Kirsten Potter (Unraveling, ACT Seattle -workshop). Both world premiere productions were first introduced to audiences as readings at the 2022 Colorado New Play […]


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 […]

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. […]