Video: Robert Schenkkan introduces 'The 12'

“When your faith has been shattered, how do you go forward?”

Robert Schenkkan, winner of Pulitzer, Tony and Writer’s Guild awards, is the book writer and lyricist on the DCPA Theatre Company’s upcoming world-premiere rock musical, The 12.

Robert Schenkkan. What’s it all about? The 12, with a score by Neil Berg, imagines what might have happened in the three days after Jesus’ crucifixion from the point of view of the disciples, along with Mary Magdalene. Schenkkan takes it from there in the video above, shot at last week’s 2015-16 DCPA Theatre Company season-announcement party. (Schenkkan’s 2014 Tony-winning best play, All the Way, will be part of that lineup).

Watch now by pressing play above. 

Schenkkan is the author of 12 original full-length plays, two musicals and a collection of one-act plays. Schenkkan won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for The Kentucky Cycle. He co-wrote the feature film The Quiet American, and his television credits include The Pacific, The Andromeda Strain and Spartacus. Schenkkan has been commissioned to write a future play for the DCPA Theatre Company.

The 12 performance schedule:

  • Opens for previews March 27. Opening night April 3. Runs through April 26.
  • Performances 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; plus 1:30 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday.
  •  Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 303-893-4100 or at Denver Center Ticket Services in the lobby of the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex. No children under 4 admitted.

Our previous coverage of The 12:
The 12 opens rehearsals with a mandate to ‘dig deep’
Full casting announced for The 12
Final offering of Theatre Company season: Rock musical ‘The 12’