Video: 'Page to Stage' highlights with 'Appoggiatura' cast

This month’s noontime Page to Stage conversation on Appoggiatura featured cast members Darrie Lawrence, Julian Remulla and Mehry Eslaminia at the Colfax Tattered Cover Book Store. The actors took questions from DCPA Senior Arts Journalist John Moore and members of the audience about the DCPA Theatre Company’s 24th world premiere play under Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson. 

Remulla and Eslaminia performed musical highlights from the show, including a lyrical demonstration of just what exactly an “Appoggiatura” is. The cast members talk about why live music, and the story’s Venice setting, are indispensable.

Lawrence plays Helen, who has traveled to Venice with her granddaughter and a family friend called Aunt Chuck as they grieve a man they each loved in different ways. Remulla plays Vivaldi and, as one of three on-stage street musicians, provides live violin accompaniment. Eslaminia plays mandolin – an instrument she learned for this production – and a woman named Kate. As time bends and magic beckons around the corner, this favorite from last year’s Colorado New Play Summit by James Still  weaves a quirky and lyrical narrative exploring love, loss and the human soul in its fully staged debut at the Ricketson Theatre.

Join us for our next free Page to Stage conversation at noon Tuesday, Feb. 10, also at the Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., when we will be discussing Benediction. Parking is also free. 

Page to Stage is part of the DCPA’s CONNECT program, a series of free events designed to enrich your theatre experience and spark a conversation.

 Appoggiatura: Ticket information
Performances run through Feb. 22
Ricketson Theatre
Performances daily except Mondays
Call 303-893-4100, or go to the Denver Center’s web site at

Our Appoggiatura “Meet the cast” video series (to date):
Meet Darrie Lawrence
Meet Lenne Klingaman
Meet Rob Nagle
Meet Nick Mills

Our previous coverage of Appoggiatura:
Video: ‘Page to Stage’ highlights with ‘Appoggiatura’ cast
Opening night photo coverage
The mystery of Appoggiatura unfolds with tonight’s opening
Video: Our Appoggiatura montage of scenes
Interview: Playwright James Still is running to catch up to himself  

Video: Talking Appoggiatura with James Still and Risa Brainin
Photos: Our Appoggiatura photos so far
Appoggiatura Director Risa Brainin named head of National Theatre Conference
Appoggiatura named to new DCPA Theatre Company season
Kent Thompson handicaps the season, play by play
Summit Soliloquy: James Still introduces Appoggiatura
Appoggiatura: So what’s in a name?

Julian Remulla, Mehry Eslaminia, Darrie Lawrence. Photo by John Moore.

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