Denver Center for the Performing Arts will pair a dramatic classic with its more contemporary, comedic counterpart as part of its 2019–2020 season. The lineup includes Ibsen's A Doll's House and Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2, to be performed in repertory for the first time September 6 through November 24.
Artistic Director Chris Coleman will helm the first, with Rose Riordan directing Hnath's comedy; both stagings are set to play the Ricketson Theatre.
The season will first kick off with Paula Vogel's Indecent, to be directed by Nancy Keystone. Dominique Kelley will choreograph the new production, set to run August 30 through October 6 at the Space Theatre.
Two world premieres appear in the lineup, beginning with Bonnie Metzgar's You Lost Me. Similar to Come From Away, the play follows the Newfoundland, Canada's community's response to tragedy, with the 1828 sinking of the brig Despatch and the rescue of 160 passengers by 17-year-old Ann Harvey as the starting point. Two centuries later, a descendant of the Harvey family struggles to leave her own mark on the community with a tourist blog and maintaining the Harvey's Shipwreck Inn. Margot Bordelon will direct the January 17–February 23, 2020, presentation in the Ricketson Theatre.
The world premiere of twenty50 will follow January 31–March 1 in the Space Theatre. Tony Menses' thriller, born out of the Colorado New Play Summit, is set in 2050 when a Mexican-American questions whether embracing his identity will help or hinder his results on the campaign trail. Henry Godinez will direct.
The season also includes a Coleman-directed staging of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (November 15–December 22), Dael Orlandersmith’s Ferguson, Missouri-inspired solo show Until the Flood (March 20–April 26), and Tarell Alvin McCraney's Choir Boy, recently seen on Broadway (April 10–May 10).