Pleasants, Brady, Staunton, Riggins, Blanks, Levy Among Denver Center Troupers in Fall 2009

News   Pleasants, Brady, Staunton, Riggins, Blanks, Levy Among Denver Center Troupers in Fall 2009
 
Principal casting for The Voysey Inheritance, A Raisin in the Sun and Well — the first three productions of the new season of the Tony Award-honored Denver Center Theatre Company — has been announced. For the first time in DCTC history, single tickets have gone on sale before the season opens in September.
Terrence Riggins
Terrence Riggins

On Aug. 4 artistic director Kent Thompson announced lead casting for the early-fall shows.

Director Bruce K. Sevy's production of David Mamet's adaptation of Harley Granville-Barker's timely 1905 play "about greed, guilt and high-level financial corruption — The Voysey Inheritance — will include company members Philip Pleasants and Kathleen M. Brady as the family patriarch and his wife, Jeanne Paulsen as Honor Voysey, John Hutton as Major Booth Voysey and Sam Gregory as Edward Voysey. Returning to the Denver Center are Robert Sicular as Trenchard Voysey and Michael Winters as George Booth. Making his Denver Center debut as Hugh Voysey is Shawn Fagan.

Previews for The Voysey Inheritance begin Sept. 18, opening night is Sept. 24, and the play closes Oct. 24 in The Space Theatre.

Director Israel Hicks returns to the Denver Center Theatre Company to direct A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry's breakthrough drama which "fearlessly looks at ways to keep the American dream alive" as a black family considers a move to a new neighborhood. Company members Kim Staunton, Terrence Riggins and Harvy Blanks play the roles of Ruth Younger, Walter Lee Younger and Bobo, respectively. Denver actors Tyee Tilghman and Cajardo Rameer Lindsey also join the cast.

Previews for A Raisin in the Sun begin Oct. 2, opening night is Oct. 8, and the play closes Oct. 31 in The Stage Theatre. Christy Montour-Larson makes her Denver Center directorial debut with Well, Lisa Kron's autobiographical play "about the sometimes exaggerated and improvised details of her 30-something life." Kate Levy returns to the Denver Center to play the lead role, Kathleen M. Brady plays her Mother, and company regulars Rachel Fowler and Erik Sandvold are members of the ensemble.

Previews for Well begin Nov. 6, opening night is Nov. 12, and the play closes Dec. 19 in The Ricketson Theatre.

For tickets and more information, call (303) 893-6030 or (800) 641-1222 or visit www.denvercenter.org.

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The DCTC season also includes:

Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn
Nov. 13-Dec. 19, 2009
The Space Theatre

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by Richard Hellesen
Music by David de Berry
Nov. 27-Dec. 26
The Stage Theatre

A Denver Center Commissioned World Premiere
When Tang Met Laika by Rogelio Martinez
Jan. 22-Feb. 27, 2010
The Space Theatre

A Denver Center Commissioned World Premiere
Eventide by Eric Schmiedl, from the novel by Kent Haruf
Jan. 29-Feb. 27, 2010
The Stage Theatre

A Denver Center World Premiere
Mama Hated Diesels by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, with additional material by Charles Weldon
March 19-May 9, 2010
The Stage Theatre

Othello by William Shakespeare March 26-May 1, 2010
The Space Theatre

Mariela in the Desert by Karen Zacarias
April 2-May 15, 2010
The Ricketson Theatre

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