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William Golding's

Lord of the Flies

Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams
Sep 26 - Nov 2, 2014
The Space Theatre (View Map & Seating Chart)
Run Time: 1 hour 55 minutes, including one intermission
Ticket Price: Starts at $41
Age Recommendation: Appropriate for children ages 13+
Advisory: Violent and disturbing content for some audiences. Fog and red dye are used.

Start with a must-read mainstay for generations of students...and go wild. Chicago Theatre Beat raves Lord of the Flies is a “powerful, passionate adaptation that breathes new life into the classic novel.” Stranded on a deserted island, a small group of English schoolboys become intoxicated by sudden freedom, and their games quickly descend to a savage struggle for power. This compelling glimpse into dystopia explores the darkest reaches of human nature and fragility of free will.


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'Lord of the Flies' opens: Photo essay, montage of scenes
Here are two videos to mark tonight's opening of 'Lord of the Flies': A photo essay, and a montage of scenes from the DCPA Theatre Company's harrowing stage adaptation of the William Golding novel. Read More
Theatre Thursday on a Sunday
Theatre Thursday on a Sunday
Nov 2 | 12:30pm
Sun | $50 | Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby
Your ticket to Lord of the Flies for Theatre Thursday on a Sunday event includes a refreshing cocktail, tasty bar bites, live music and the show.


Family Day
Family Day
Sep 28 | 12:30pm
Family 4 Pack: $120 with code ISLAND
Learn survival techniques and practice your fire starting skills at our Family Day, complete with pre-show activities, snacks and four tickets to the show.
Insider Perspectives
Insider Perspectives
Sep 26 | 6:00pm
Free • The Jones at Speer & Arapahoe

Get an exclusive insider’s perspective of Lord of the Flies when you join us for a professionally-moderated discussion with our Theatre Company’s creative team.

Talkback with the Cast
Talkback with the Cast
Oct 5 | 3:30pm

Free | The Space Theatre

Join a fun and engaging discussion with the actors from Lord of the Flies after the show.

Page to Stage Discussion
Page to Stage Discussion
Oct 7 | 12:00pm

Free | 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 Lord of the Flies. 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
Oct 8 | 5:30pm

Free | Free Parking | Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave.

Book: Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
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 

Talkback with Higher Education Advisory Council
Talkback with Higher Education Advisory Council
Oct 12 | 3:30pm

Free | The Space Theatre

Participate in a topical discussion of Lord of the Flies led by members of our academic community.

Theatre & Theology
Theatre & Theology
Oct 19 | 3:30pm

Free | The Space Theatre

Join Pastor Dan Bollman of the Rocky Mountain Evangelical Lutheran Synod to examine Lord of the Flies through a theological lens.
Accessible Performance
Accessible Performance
Oct 26 | 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.

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See photos from our production of Lord of the Flies on flickr.
See a full cast list in the Applause program.
Jack DiFalco
Jack DiFalco, Roger
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Proscenium Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Brewster Youth Theatre Co.). Film/ Television: Naranja, The Hard Sell and Aoife O’Donovan’s music video Bee Keeper. Training: SUNY Purchase Workshop 2013, Yorktown Stage Company, Trinity Players. 2014 graduate from John Jay High School.
Charlie Franklin
Charlie Franklin, Ralph
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: The Bridges of Madison County. Other Theatre Credits: SCKBSTD (Virginia Stage Company), Dogfight, Spring Awakening (Pace University). Training: BFA Musical Theatre, Pace University. 

Twitter handle: @ChazAFranklin
Website: www.charliefranklin.net

Skyler Gallun
Skyler Gallun, Henry
At the Theatre Company: Debut. New York credits include Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Parking Lot), Young John Wilkes Booth (Speakeasy Dollhouse at the Players Club), and The Little Prince (title role - The Drilling Company Theatre). Training: BFA, NYU Meisner Studio, RADA, George Washington High School.
Ben Griffin
Ben Griffin, Maurice
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Denver Credits: Streetcar Named Desire (Vintage), Government Issued Longjohns (Athena Project) and The Greater Good (And Toto Too). Regionally: Ben has performed with Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre and Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. Starting in February 2015, Ben will be touring with Colorado Shakespeare Theatre performing Twelfth Night and facilitating antibullying workshops. Training: BFA Acting, Arkansas State University.
Matthew Gumley
Matthew Gumley, Piggy

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: Elf the Musical, Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast. Off- Broadway: London Wall (Mint Theatre Co.), Lost In Yonkers (TACT Theatre Co.), Distracted (Roundabout). Regional: Sacramento Music Circus’ Oliver! and The Music Man, A Thousand Clowns (Two River Theater Co). Film: Theresa Is A Mother, Blowtorch 2013. TV: “Modern Family,” “The Americans,” “Psych,” “Supah Ninjas,” “NYC 22,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Drake and Josh,” “Wonder Pets,” “Dora the Explorer.”

Twitter handle: @MatthewGumley

Allen Dorsey
Allen Dorsey, Dick Wilkens/Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Lord of the Flies. New York: Molly Bloom-Lately (Awaken Productions), Almira Von Castille (Operamission), and the first staged reading of the musical The Better Part. Regional: Into the Woods (Jack), Spamalot (Historian/Not Dead Fred), White Christmas  (Mike Nulty).

Kurt Hellerich
Kurt Hellerich, Simon
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Regional credits: The Comedy of Errors (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Jackie & Me (Metro Theater Company); The Civil War (Theatreworks USA); Anything Goes, Jekyll & Hyde, The Drowsy Chaperone, Peter Pan, H2$, A Chorus Line (Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre); Snoopy!, Little Shop of Horrors (Crane River Theater Company). Other credits: Carousel, The Pig Iron People, Hello Again, The Threepenny Opera and Fit for Feet. Training: Webster Conservatory.
Charles R. MacLeod
Charles R. MacLeod, Lighting Designer
At the Theatre Company: (300+ productions/34 seasons). As You Like It, One Night in Miami…, Appoggiatura, Shadowlands, black odyssey, Jackie & Me, Death of a Salesman, The 39 Steps, Reckless, When Tang Met Laika, The Diary of Anne Frank, Lydia, The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1001, Gem of the Ocean, All My Sons, A Christmas Carol, Lost Highway: The Music and Legend of Hank Williams, My Way, Forbidden Broadway, Always…Patsy Cline; Love, Janis and Girls Only, The Secret Comedy of Women.
Elissa Myers Casting
Elissa Myers Casting, Paul Foquet, CSA
Three Emmy nominations and one win, and one Peabody Award for Outstanding Contribution to Television. Over 15 films for PBS. Theatre includes seven Broadway shows and 26 Off- Broadway shows. Current regional casting includes Denver Center, Geva Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theatre, Arena Stage, and Arizona Theatre Company. The office has so far received 16 nominations and has won three Artios Awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Casting.”
Ben Radcliffe
Ben Radcliffe, Sam

At the Theatre Company: Debut. With roots in music, Ben fell into the acting world by accident. He made his professional debut in the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival production of The Kid Who Would be Pope; played the lead in yet another New York play festival entry, Markers by Cory Terry, appeared in Channeling Kevin Spacey and in Connecticut theatre productions of The Wiz and Fiddler on the Roof. Most recently Ben launched his voiceover career as well, landing the recurring role of “Goody” in Cityvox’s Bodhi & Friends. Thanks to Eddie Rabon at Take3 Talent and Steve Irlen of Inspired Artist Management.

Noah Radcliffe
Noah Radcliffe, Eric

At the Theatre Company: Debut. With roots in music, Noah fell into the acting world by accident. He made his professional debut in the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival production of The Kid Who Would be Pope; went on to join Amy Adams in the NY Public Theater production of Into the Woods, landed roles in the films Angriest Man in Brooklyn (as Robin Williams’ son) and The Drop (with Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini), sang in Perfectly Marvelous: The Songs of Cabaret with Anne Hathaway and Friends and was the Boy Soprano for the Metropolitan Opera’s Two Boys. Thanks to Eddie Rabon at Take3 Talent and Steve Irlen of Inspired Artist Management.

Gregory Isaac Stone
Gregory Isaac Stone, Jack
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Training: BFA, The Boston Conservatory.

William Golding
William Golding, Author

William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911. He was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford, after which he worked as an actor, a lecturer, a small craft sailor, a musician, and finally a school-master. He joined the Royal Navy in 1940 and saw action against battleships, submarines and aircraft. He was present at the sinking of the Bismarck, and finished the war as a Lieutenant in command of a rocket ship. After the war he returned to Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury and it was there when his first novel, Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954. He gave up teaching in 1961 and went on to write 12 more novels, including The InheritorsPincher Martin, and The Spire.

Golding's play The Brass Butterfly was produced at the New Theatre, Oxford in 1958, directed by Alistair Sim. Lord of the Flies was filmed by Peter Brook in 1963. Golding listed his hobbies as music, chess, sailing, archaeology and classical Greek (which he taught himself). Many of these subjects appear in his two collections of essays, The Hot Gates, and A Moving Target. He won the Booker Prize for his novel Rites of Passage in 1980, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. He was knighted in 1988. He died at his home in the summer of 1993, leaving a draft of a novel, The Double Tongue, which was published posthumously.

Nigel Williams
Nigel Williams, Playwright
Plays: Class Enemy, My Face. TV: Elizabeth I starring Helen Mirren (Emmy nomination), Skallagrigg (Television BAFTA Award), Jim Henson’s Storyteller series. Novels: My Life Closed Twice (Somerset Maugham Award), The Wimbledon Trilogy, Scenes from a Poisoner’s Life.
Jason Ducat
Jason Ducat, Sound Designer
At the Theatre Company: (20 productions/6 seasons) Jackie & Me, Death of a Salesman, Other Desert Cities, When We Are Married, Fences, Heartbreak House, Two Things You Don’t Talk About At Dinner, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Superior Donuts, The House of the Spirits, and Grace, or The Art of Climbing. Other Theatres: The Brothers Size, 9 Circles, Astronomical Sunset (Curious Theatre); Macbeth, Richard II (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Marat/Sade, The Winter’s Tale (Purdue); Lab Coats on Clouds (Prague Quadrennial); The Princess and the Pea, The Little Mermaid (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Sideways Story from Wayside School (Hope Sumer Repertory Theatre). Training: MFA in Sound Design from Purdue University.
Anthony Powell
Anthony Powell, Director
At the Theatre Company: Lord of the Flies, Death of a Salesman, Wit, The Dresser, Racing Demon, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara, The Lonesome West, The Pillowman, Dirty Story, Love Labour’s Lost, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, Three Tall Women, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Betrayal, After Ashley, The Last Yankee, Misalliance, Copenhagen, etc. Other Theatres: Frozen (Curious Theatre Company), A Man For All Seasons (Arvada Center), Snake in the Grass (Creede Repertory Theatre), God’s Man in Texas (PlayMakers Repertory Company), Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues, Smoky Joe’s Café, (Theater Aspen). Artistic Director of Denver’s Stories on Stage since 2010.
Geoffrey Kent
Geoffrey Kent, Fight Director
At the Theatre Company: (15 seasons) Hamlet, Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, 1001, Skull in Connemara, King Lear, Superior Donuts. Other Theaters: Othello, Henry 4 Part 1, Macbeth, Treasure Island, Three Musketeers (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Cymbeline, Taming of the Shrew (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre); Lieutenant of Inishmore (Curious Theatre Company); Carmen (Opera Colorado); Land of the Dead (Creede Rep). Henry Award for Achievement in Fight Direction.


Charlie I. Miller
Charlie I. Miller, Projection Designer
At the Theatre Company: 6 seasons, 27 productions. Highlights include: Lord of the Flies, black odyssey, Just Like Us, The Giver, American Night, The House of the Spirits, Reckless, Mama Hated Diesels, When Tang Met Laika, and Ed, Downloaded. Off-Center: Lived/Re-Lived, Wheel of Misfortune, Cult Following, Drag Machine, DATE*. Other Theatres: Ed, Downloaded workshop (Roundabout, NYC); username: FAUST (Boston). Special/Awards/Training: BA from Harvard, 2010 and 2011 Denver Post Ovation Awards, 2012 Henry Award, 2013 Best of Westword Awards. Co-Curator of Off-Center.
James Kronzer
James Kronzer, Scenic Designer
At the Theatre Company: Lord of the Flies, Other Desert Cities, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Ed, Downloaded. Other Theatres: Glory Days (Broadway), Opus (Off-Broadway), The Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theater, St. Louis Rep, Arden Theater, Signature Theater, Portland Center Stage. National Tours: Design Adaptation: The Addams Family, Shrek, Spamalot. Television: Over 55 comedy specials for comedians such as Kevin Nealon, Rob Schneider, Aziz Ansari, Nick Cannon among others, Awards: eight Helen Hayes Awards (DC), two arrymore Awards (Philadelphia).

Web site: www.jameskronzer.com
Douglas Langworthy
Douglas Langworthy, Dramaturg
As You Like It, Appoggiatura, Lord of the Flies, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Shadowlands, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Sense & Sensibility The Musical, The Three Musketeers, When We Are Married. Other Theatres: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival produced his adaptation (with Linda Alper and Penny Metropulos) of Dumas’ The Three Musketeers and his translation of Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechuan. Target Margin Theatre produced his translations/adaptations: Medea by Hans Henny Jahnn, Goethe’s Faust, and the opera The Sandman with David Herskovits and Thomas Cabanis. Awards/Training: Elliot Hayes Award for Dramaturgy, National Theatre Translation Fund Award, John Gassner Award in Critical Writing. Yale School of Drama. He is currently working on modern English translations of Shakespeare’s Henry VI parts 1, 2, and 3 as part of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play On! Project.
Matthew Campbell
Matthew Campbell, Assistant Stage Manager
At the Theatre Company: As You Like It, The 12, Lord of the Flies, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Other Desert Cities, Romeo & Juliet, When We Are Married, The Three Musketeers, Heartbreak House, The Taming of the Shrew, A Christmas Carol, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula. Other Theatres: Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Arvada Center, Cleveland Play House, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, Michigan; Colorado Festival of World Theatre, Country Dinner Playhouse, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Omaha Symphony. Served as Assistant Professor of Technical Theater at Brooklyn College. Training: MFA, University of Iowa; BA, University of Northern Colorado.
Paul Behrhorst
Paul Behrhorst, Assistant Stage Manager
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol, Lord of the Flies, Jackie & Me, Reckless, The Catch, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Two Things You Don’t Talk About At Dinner, Other Desert Cities and Grace, Or the Art of Climbing. Other Theatres: Phamaly Theatre Company, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, The Avenue, Theatreworks, Curious Theatre, Aurora Fox. Awards/Training: Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award for special achievement in stage management, BFA in Applied Theatre Technology and Design, Metropolitan State University of Denver.
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