Casting Complete for Denver Center's Winter 2017 Shows

Denver Center for the Performing Arts' (DCPA) Theatre Company announces full casting for Lucas Hnath's The Christians, Lauren Gunderson's The Book of Will and Tira Palmquist's Two Degrees.

Casting Complete for Denver Center's Winter 2017 ShowsThe Book of Will

By Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Davis McCallum

Jan 13-Feb 26 (Opens Jan 20) | Ricketson Theatre

Without William Shakespeare, we wouldn't have masterpieces such as Romeo and Juliet. But without two of his friends, we would have lost Shakespeare's plays forever! A hilarious, heartfelt story of the characters behind the stories we know so well. DCPA Theatre Company Commission developed at the Colorado New Play Summit

The Book of Will features the following company (listed alphabetically):

Liam Craig (DCPA Debut) as John Heminges

Thaddeus Fitzpatrick (Frankenstein) as Marcus/Boy Hamlet/Bernardo/Crier

Miriam A. Laube (DCPA Debut) as Elizabeth Condell/Emilia Bassano Lanier

Jennifer Le Blanc (Pride and Prejudice) as Alice Heminges/Susannah Shakespeare

Rodney Lizcano (Frankenstein) as Ralph Crane/ Barman/Compositor/Francisco

Wesley Mann (DCPA Debut) as William Jaggard/ Barman 2/Sir Edward Dering

Andy Nagraj (Colorado New Play Summit) as Ed Knight/Isaac Jaggard

Kurt Rhoads (Richard III) as Henry Condell

Triney Sandoval (DCPA Debut) as Richard Burbage/Ben Jonson/Horatio

Nance Williamson (Benediction) as Rebecca Heminges/Anne Hathaway Shakespeare

Casting Complete for Denver Center's Winter 2017 ShowsThe Christians

By Lucas Hnath

Directed by Davis McCallum

Jan 27-Feb 26 (Opens Feb 3) | Stage Theatre

TOP 10 OF 2015 - Critics' Pick - a "terrific new play about the mystery of faith by Lucas Hnath - one of the freshest playwriting voices to emerge in the past five years." - The New York Times

The Christians features the following company (listed alphabetically):

Steve Brady (All The Way) as Elder Jay

Kevin Kilner (DCPA Debut) as Pastor Paul

Cajardo Lindsey (All The Way) Associate Pastor Joshua understudy

Krystel Lucas (DCPA Debut) as Elizabeth

Robert Manning Jr. (DCPA Debut) as Associate Pastor Joshua

Timothy McCracken (The Giver) Pastor Paul / Elder Jay understudy

Erin Willis (The 12) Elizabeth / Jenny understudy

Caitlin Wise (A Midsummer Night's Dream) as Jenny

Casting Complete for Denver Center's Winter 2017 ShowsTwo Degrees

By Tira Palmquist

Directed by Christy Montour-Larson

Feb 3-March 12 (Opens Feb 10) ) | The Jones

Emma, a climate change scientist, is invited to share her findings at a Senate hearing that could define her career and her cause. But if she can't overcome her tumultuous inner struggle, her dedication and sacrifices may not be enough.

Developed at the 2016 Colorado New Play Summit

Two Degrees features the following company (listed alphabetically):

Jason Delane (One Night in Miami) as Clay Simpson

Kathleen McCall (The Glass Menagerie) as Emma Phelps

Robert Montano (Colorado New Play Summit) as Jeffrey Phelps/Eric Wilson/Malik Peterson

Kim Staunton (Fences) as Louise Allen

Tickets for all three productions may be purchased at, 303-893-4100 or in person in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex at 14th and Curtis.

As the nation's largest non-profit theatre organization, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to creating unforgettable shared experiences through beloved Broadway musicals, world-class plays, educational programs and inspired events. Programming at the DCPA is made possible through the generous support of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District; Theatre Company sponsors Wells Fargo, Larimer Square, The Steinberg Charitable Trust and Daniel L. Ritchie, and media sponsors The Denver Post and CBS4. Please be advised that the DCPA is the ONLY authorized ticket seller for Broadway tours and shows by DCPA Theatre Company, Cabaret and Off-Center. Tickets bought through secondary ticket vendors may exceed face value or be invalid.

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