Kate MacCluggage to Star in Denver Center Theatre Company's ANNA KARENINA; Full Cast And Creative
The Denver Center Theatre Company is proud to announce full casting and creative team of Anna Karenina directed by Artistic Director Chris Coleman.
Kevin McKeon's lush adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece brings the romantic backdrop of Tsarist Russia to life in a heart-wrenching tale of passion and betrayal, dreams chased and lost, and a love that's worth risking everything. As a noblewoman and socialite, Countess Anna Karenina's glamorous lifestyle shrouds her unhappy marriage. But everything changes when she meets the dashing army officer Count Vronsky, and she risks her social status, marriage, friends and family for the thrill of forbidden love.
"We've seen time and time again that Denver audiences have a deep love and appetite for pieces that bring works of literature to life on stage," said Coleman. "Kevin McKeon's highly theatrical adaptation provides us with gorgeous language that engages the imagination of the audience in a really vivid way, sweeping us alongside this strong female character across aristocratic Tsarist Russia through ballrooms, ice skating rinks, and horse races."
Anna Karenina will star Kate MacCluggage (Hedda Gabler in the upcoming feature film; The Farnsworth Inventionon Broadway) as Anna Karenina, Patrick Zeller (Feature film No Reservations; Comedy of Errors, New York Classical Theatre) as Vronsky/Ensemble, James Shanklin (AMC's "Hell On Wheels"; Julius Caesar, New York Shakespeare Festival) as Karenin/Ensemble, Allison Altman (Mother, Daughter, Sisterwife, St. Ann's Warehouse) as Kitty/Ensemble, Kyle Cameron (Pushkin, American Vicarious) as Levin/Ensemble, Anastasia Davidson (The Humans, Curious Theatre Company) as Dolly/Ensemble, Diana Dresser (The Wild Party, DCPA Off-Center) as Marya/Ensemble, Erik Fellenstein (Julius Caesar, Colorado Shakespeare Festival) as Ensemble, Brooks Garvey (DCPA debut) as Seriozha/Ensemble, Kate Gleason (The Pillowman on Broadway; Death of a Salesman, DCPA) as Mother Scherbatsky/Ensemble, Heather Lacy (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, DCPA) as Ensemble, Luciann Lajoie (Date, DCPA Off-Center) as Ensemble, Ronan Oisin Marvin (DCPA debut) as Seriozha Understudy, Tim McCracken (Smart People, DCPA) as Stiva/Ensemble, Chloe McLeod (A Christmas Carol, DCPA) as Female Understudy, Leigh Nichols Miller (Frankenstein, DCPA) as Ensemble, Alaina Beth Reel (The Cake, Curious Theatre Company) as Ensemble, Gareth Saxe (The Lion King on Broadway; Macbeth, DCPA) as Father Scherbatsky/Ensemble, Brian Gregory Shea (Frankenstein, DCPA) as Male Understudy, Cameron Varner (The Kentucky Circle, Vintage Theatre) as Ensemble.
The production, led by DCPA Artistic Director Chris Coleman, includes original music by Randall Robert Tico, choreography by Grady Soapes, and designs by Tony Cisek (Scenic Designer), Jeff Cone (Costume Designer, DCPA's Oklahoma!), Diane Ferry Williams (Lighting Designer, DCPA's Oklahoma!), Matthew M. Neilson (Sound Designer), Kathy Maes (Voice and Dialect, DCPA's A Christmas Carol), Allison Horsley (Dramaturg, DCPA's The Constant Wife), Harriet Bass, CSA and Grady Soapes, CSA (Casting),and stage management by Kurt Van Raden (Stage Manager), Corin Ferris (Assistant Stage Manager), Emery Rockenfield and Jessica Steffen-Schepers (Apprentice Stage Managers).