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World Premiere
By Eric Schmiedl
Based on the novel by Kent Haruf
Jan 30 - Mar 1, 2015
The Space Theatre (View Map & Seating Chart)
Run Time: 3 hours, including two intermissions
Ticket Price: Starts at $41
Age Recommendation: 14+
Advisory: Some adult themes and content

Hailed a “masterful look at the end of life” by The Denver Post, this adaptation of Kent Haruf’s best-selling novel transports us to the high plains of Colorado. The final chapter of Haruf’s remarkable trilogy, Benediction is a powerful drama about a community searching for meaningful connections despite separation, loneliness and the race against time.

Special thanks to the Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for its continued support of new play development at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Producing Partners: John & Jeannie Fuller, Jim & Lori Steinberg

Contributing Partner: Katy Atkinson

Benediction is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award

This work was supported by a Theatre Commissioning and Production Initiative grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation


'Benediction' opens as a celebration of ‘The Precious Ordinary’
Tonight’s opening of 'Benediction' completes the remarkable, eight-year process of adapting esteemed Colorado novelist Kent Haruf’s 'Plainsong' Trilogy for the stage. Read More
Theatre & Theology
Theatre & Theology
Feb 10 | 9:45pm
Join Pastor Dan Bollman of the Rocky Mountain Evangelical Lutheran Synod to examine Benediction through a theological lens.
Theatre Thursdays
Theatre Thursdays
Feb 5 | 5:30pm
$50 | Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby
Your ticket to Benediction for Theatre Thursdays includes a refreshing cocktail, tasty bar bites, live music and the show.
Insider Perspectives
Insider Perspectives
Jan 30 | 6:00pm
Free • The Jones at Speer & Arapahoe
Get an exclusive insider’s perspective of Benediction when you join us for a professionally-moderated discussion with our Theatre Company’s creative team.
Talkback with Higher Education Advisory Council
Talkback with Higher Education Advisory Council
Feb 8 | 4:45pm
Participate in a topical discussion of Benediction led by members of our academic community.
Page to Stage Discussion
Page to Stage Discussion
Feb 10 | 12:00pm
Free Event | Free Parking | Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave.
Bring your lunch and join our DCPA actors, playwrights and directors for an in-depth discussion about the creation and development of their work, focusing on Benediction. Moderated by John Moore, former Denver Post theatre critic.

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Page to Stage: Book Club Discussion
Page to Stage: Book Club Discussion
Feb 11 | 5:30pm
Free | Free Parking | Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave.
The new Page to Stage Book Club lets you read the book, see the play, meet the cast and join the discussion! Register to receive discounts on the selected books or plays and the corresponding Theatre Company performances, plus enjoy a book discussion and other special events. Register at www.tatteredcover.com.
Accessible Performance
Accessible Performance
Feb 22 | 1:30pm
Free with admission
To buy tickets for any accessible performance, the appropriate code noted below. For optimal service, call the box office at 303.893.4100 or TTY 303.893.9582.

Sign Language promo code: ASL
Audio Description promo code: AUDIO

Talkback with the Cast
Talkback with the Cast
Feb 22 | 4:45pm
Join a fun and engaging discussion with the actors from Benediction after the show.
For a full cast list download the program.
Check back soon for cast & crew of Benediction. Head over to our blog for news, reviews, photos and videos of other DCPA shows and events.
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