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

Video highlights from this month’s Page to Stage noontime conversation at the Tattered Cover Book Store with Benediction cast members James Newcomb, Leslie O’Carroll and Benjamin Bonenfant. Newcomb was a member of the inaugural DCPA Theatre Company and spent much of his childhood performing at the Tattered Cover when it was the Bonfils Theatre.

“Kent Haruf is a singular voice in lterature for what it means to live on the plains,” Newcomb says of the Benediction novelist.

Benediction, a powerful drama made up of three interwoven family stories set on the High Plains of Eastern Colorado, completes the DCPA’s staging of Kent Haruf’s Plainsong Trilogy as original world premieres. Benediction runs through March 1 at The Space Theatre. Call 303-893-4100, or click here to go to the show’s online page. Video by John Moore and David Lenk. Photos by Jennifer M. Koskinen.

Join us for our next free Page to Stage event at noon on Tuesday, March 24, at the Tattered Cover Book Store, 2625 E. Colfax Ave. We will be talking about the newly announced Broadway touring season with DCPA Broadway Executive Director John Ekeberg.

Benediction: Ticket information
Performances run Jan. 30 through March 1
Space Theatre
Performances daily except Mondays
Call 303-893-4100, or go to the Denver Center’s web site at

Our previous coverage of Benediction:

Kent Haruf: The complete final interview
Photos: Benediction Opening Night festivities
For two inaugural DCPA company actors, you can come home again
Video, photos: DCPA celebrates life of Colorado novelist Kent Haruf
‘Benediction’ opens as a celebration of ‘The Precious Ordinary’
Video: Your first look at Benediction
Doris Duke Foundation awards $125,000 for Benediction
Bittersweet opening for ‘Benediction’ rehearsals
Kent Haruf, author of ‘Plainsong’ Trilogy, dies at age 71
Kent Thompson on the 2014-15 season, play by play
2014 Colorado New Play Summit will complete ‘Plainsong’ trilogy
Video: ‘Benediction’ reading at the 2014 Colorado New Play Summit

Meet the cast video series (to date):

Meet Joyce Cohen

'Benediction' cast with members of Kent Haruf's family at Page to Stage.

Among the attendees were late novelist Kent Haruf’s brother, Mark, and Mark’s wife, Kathy. From left: Moderator John Moore; Benediction actors Benjamin Bonenfant and James Newcomb; Cathy and Mark Haruf, and ‘Benediction’s’ Leslie O’Carroll