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World Premiere
By James Still
Jan 16 - Feb 22, 2015
The Ricketson Theatre (View Map & Seating Chart)
Run Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes with an intermission
Ticket Price: Starts at $41
Age Recommendation: 14+
Advisory: Some adult themes and content; mild drug use

Written by three-time Pulitzer nominee James Still, Appoggiatura follows three closely related Americans, each nursing a hunger and a hard-to-heal wound, as they travel to the romantic city of Venice seeking solace. As time bends and magic beckons around the corner, this favorite of the Colorado New Play Summit weaves a quirky and lyrical narrative exploring love, loss and the human soul.

Presented by The Joan and Phill Berger Charitable Fun

Producing Partners Terry & Noel Hefty, Diana & Mike Kinsey, Karolynn Lestrud

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.


Video: Talking 'Appoggiatura' with James Still and Risa Brainin
Playwright James Still and director Risa Brainin talk about "Appoggiatura," opening Jan. 16. The plays chosen for the 2015 Colorado New Play Summit will be announced Oct. 20. Read More
Insider Perspectives
Insider Perspectives
Jan 16 | 6:00pm
Free • The Jones at Speer & Arapahoe
Get an exclusive insider perspective of Appoggiatura 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
Jan 25 | 3:30pm
Participate in a topical discussion of Appoggiatura led by members of our academic community.
Page to Stage Discussion
Page to Stage Discussion
Jan 27 | 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 Appoggiatura. Moderated by John Moore, former Denver Post theatre critic.

Video Playlist
Theatre & Theology
Theatre & Theology
Jan 27 | 8:30pm
Join Pastor Dan Bollman of the Rocky Mountain Evangelical Lutheran Synod to examine Appoggiatura through a theological lens.
Theatre Thursdays
Theatre Thursdays
Jan 29 | 5:30pm
$50 | Ricketson Theatre
Your ticket to Appoggiatura for Theatre Thursdays includes a refreshing cocktail, tasty bar bites, live music and the show.


Accessible Performance
Accessible Performance
Feb 8 | 1:30pm
Free with admission
To buy tickets for any accessible performance, select 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
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Talkback with the Cast
Talkback with the Cast
Feb 8 | 4:45pm
Join a fun and engaging discussion with the actors from Appoggiatura after the show.
For a full cast list download the program.
Check back soon for cast & crew of Appoggiatura. Head over to our blog for news, reviews, photos and videos of other DCPA shows and events.
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