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DCTC’s 2010/2011 Season Breakdown

With individual ticket sales going on sale this Sunday, August 1st, we thought we would remind you of the Denver Center Theatre Company’s line up for the 2010/2011 season.

***Descriptions taken from the DCTC website.

Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow| From the novel by John Buchan | From the movie of Alfred Hitchcock | Original concept by Nobby Dimon and Simon Corble

September 10 – November 14, 2010
Ricketson Theatre

Combine a film masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and add a splash of Monty Python humor. The result? A fast-paced whodunit with four versatile actors portraying 150 roles. The rather dull Richard Hannay encounters a woman who claims to be a spy. When she is suddenly murdered, Richard finds himself the focus of a nationwide manhunt led by a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps.” This film noir gem is a hilarious comedy full of dazzling, inventive stagecraft and virtuoso performances that will have you rolling in the aisles until the death-defying, climatic finale.

The House of the Spirits
by Caridad Svich, Based on the novel by Isabel Allende

September 17 – October 23, 2010
Space Theatre

A haunting and lyrical adaptation of Isabel Allende’s critically-acclaimed bestseller, The House of the Spirits, looks at four generations of political, social and familial upheaval through the powerful lens of memory. In this vibrant family saga set in Latin America, unforgettable characters tell the magnificent story filled with pride, passion and triumph. 

by Charles Morey, From the novel by Bram Stoker

October 1 – 30, 2010
Stage Theatre

The towering horror classic comes to the Denver stage. Bram Stoker’s terrifying psychodrama pits the demonic Count against two vulnerable young women, and the valiant men who risk everything to save their lives—and their souls.

by Craig Lucas

November 12 – December 18, 2010
Space Theatre

It’s a snowy Christmas Eve at the Fitsimmons house when Rachel’s hubby Tom announces that, instead of buying her a puppy, he took out a contract…on her life. Rachel flees declaring, “I always wanted to do something reckless.” Her life becomes a surreal, revolving door of Christmas crises, catapulting her across 50 states and, coincidentally, always a town called Springfield. This hilarious, non-stop plot includes psychoanalysis, TV game shows, poisoned champagne, a homeless shelter and, likely, the kitchen sink.

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

November 26 – December 24, 2010
Stage Theatre

Adapted for the stage by Richard Hellesen, Music by David de Berry

What better way to shine a light in the dark of winter than enjoying this holiday tradition, the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge confronting his ghosts of past, present and future and finally finding redemption.  With original songs, enchanting sets and opulent costumes, this production is great for the whole family. Buy now for the BEST price!

A Christmas Carol is not part of a subscription package.

Map of Heaven – *World Premiere
by Michele Lowe

January 14 – February 26, 2011
Ricketson Theatre

Lena’s painting career is on the rise; her beautiful maps of places real and imaginary are poised to take New York by storm. But when her radiologist husband makes a fatal decision, Lena’s life is upended. A contemporary story with devastating repercussions, Map of Heaven explores the overwhelming consequences of a single lapse in judgment.

DCTC commissioned-playwright Michele Lowe is nominated for the 2010 Harold and Mimi Steinberg / American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award.

The Catch – *World Premiere
by Ken Weitzman

January  21 – February 26, 2011
Space Theatre

America’s national pastime meets America’s financial meltdown. A failed dot-commer schemes to regain his lost fortune by catching a star slugger’s record-breaking homerun ball — through willpower, planning and sheer determination. Playwright Ken Weitzman’s baseball drama The Catch knocks the cover off our national obsession with sports, riches and celebrity.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare

January 28 – February 26, 2010
Stage Theatre

A feast of midsummer madness, mischievous fairies, mismatched lovers and musical merchants collide hilariously in Shakespeare’s magical comedy. When lovers find refuge in the forest, a misguided fairy unleashes comical chaos with a love potion. “The course of true love never did run smooth”; now everyone must untangle the mismatched relationships in pursuit of wedded bliss. This web of magic in the Athenian woods casts a powerful, pleasing spell on audiences of all ages.

Traces – *Limited engagement!
Created by The 7 Fingers (Les 7 doigts de la main)

March 11 – May 15, 2011
Stage Theatre

The 7 Fingers (Les 7 doigts de la main) is an astonishingly talented French Canadian company that has pioneered a whole new brand of theatrical entertainment. On what may prove their last night on earth, seven street youths celebrate life with dazzling, gravity-defying displays of skill – balancing on each other’s heads, tumbling through hoops and leaping spectacularly up giant poles. More than just a display of acrobatic brilliance, the audience is gradually drawn into the performers’ real life stories and, by the dramatic climax of the show, on the edge of their seats, willing them to pull off the seemingly impossible.

*Also a part of the DCA 2010/2011 season – Check out our BREAKDOWN!

Ruined – Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2009
by Lynn Nottage

March 18 – April 30, 2011
Ricketson Theatre

Mama Nadi struggles to keep her small bar and brothel prosperous in the midst of the raging Congo civil war. By catering to soldiers on both sides of the conflict, she manages not only to keep her girls safe, but also discovers a romance of her own. Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama uses compassion, outrage and humor to explore what it takes to survive the devastating effects of war.

Superior Donuts
by Tracy Letts

April 1 – May 7, 2011
Space Theatre

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts (August Osage County) tells the tough but tender story of a fading, family-owned donut shop. Arthur, its aging proprietor who is content to reminisce about the good ol’ days, hires a young, African-American assistant bursting with ideas for healthy menu options, hopeful about an unpublished novel and burdened by unpaid gambling debts. Superior Donuts affectionately explores our roots, the need to embrace change and the redemptive power of friendship.

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