Tag Archive for: World Premiere

Two World Premieres Announced for 2024/25 Theatre Company Season

Denver Center 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 2024/25 Theatre Company season. After audiences were buzzing about The Reservoir by Denver local Jake Brasch (our tempest, How to Draw a Triangle) at the 2023 Colorado […]

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. […]

Announcing the 2022/23 season

DCPA Theatre Company Announces Production Lineup for 2022/23 Season

The new Theatre Company season kicks off performances on September 9 and will feature seven mainstage productions including the musical The Color Purple, William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, and a new production of the audience-favorite The 39 Steps.

Rattlesnake Kate. Sketch of Kate Slaughterback in her signature flapper dress and cowboy hat with rattlesnake motif background

The Three Phases of Rattlesnake Kate

Strong. Ambitious. Fearless. Badass.  Those are just some of the words used to describe the Colorado Western woman, Kate McHale Slaughterback—famously known as “Rattlesnake Kate.” When Composer Neyla Pekarek ventured to the Greeley Museum while in school at the University of Northern Colorado, she did not expect to be captured by the story of how […]

Theater of the Mind

Dates announced for immersive experience by David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar presented by DCPA Off-Center opening August 2022

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Off-Center is excited to announce the rescheduled dates for the world premiere immersive production, Theater of the Mind, co-created by creator of the Broadway hit American Utopia, David Byrne, and writer Mala Gaonkar, and premiering in Denver August 31 through December 18, 2022.

Reviving a Legend: Rattlesnake Kate

By: John Moore Hard to believe, but it’s already been three years since Colorado New Play Summit audiences got a sneak peek at Rattlesnake Kate, which back then wasn’t much more than a promising twinkle in the eyes, ears and imagination of Neyla Pekarek. Simply put: “The Rattlesnake Kate world premiere musical that you will […]

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 […]

Headshots of eight cast members of In the Upper Room

DCPA Theatre Company Announces Full Cast and Creative Team for World Premiere In the Upper Room

The DCPA Theatre Company is proud to announce the full cast and creative team for the world premiere of In the Upper Room in the Kilstrom Theatre running February 11 through March 13, 2022. Inspired by her own family, playwright Beaufield Berry shows “what it is to love people that drive you crazy,” and how […]