Noises Off Opens and Glengarry Previews, Both Oct. 10, at Denver Center

News   Noises Off Opens and Glengarry Previews, Both Oct. 10, at Denver Center
It's a busy Friday for the Tony Award-honored Denver Center Theatre Company. On the same day, Oct. 10, Michael Frayn's Noises Off opens at The Stage Theatre and David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross begins previews at the Ricketson Theatre, toward an Oct. 16 opening.

DCTC's home is in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. In the venue's Space Theatre, DCTC's production of The Trip to Bountiful continues to Oct. 25.

Artistic director Kent Thompson directs the three-act backstage farce by Frayn, which began previews Oct. 3 and continues to Nov. 1.

Thompson's cast includes Kate Skinner (Broadway's The Graduate and Uncle Vanya) as Dotty Otley/Mrs. Clackett, Kate MacCluggage (Broadway's The Farnsworth Invention) as Brooke Ashton/Vicki, David Ivers (DCTC's Plainsong, Pride and Prejudice, You Can't Take It With You) as Garry Lejeune/Roger Tramplemain, Sam Gregory (Doubt, Plainsong, The Diary of Anne Frank) as director Lloyd Dallas, Morgan Hallett (Love's Labor's Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, The Lonesome West) as assistant stage manager Poppy Norton-Taylor, Michael Keyloun (Jesus Hates Me) as stage manager Tim Allgood, Brent Harris (Amadeus, Measure for Measure) as Frederick Fellowes/Philip Brent, Megan Byrne (The Sweetest Swing in Baseball) as Belinda Blair/Flavia Brent and Philip Pleasants (Plainsong, The Diary of Anne Frank, Third) as Selsdon Mowbray.

The creative team includes scenic designer Vicki Smith, costume designer Kevin Copenhaver, lighting designer Charles R. MacLeod, sound designer Craig Breitenbach, fight director Geoffrey Kent and vocal and dialect coach Michael Cobb.

Glengarry Glen Ross, directed by Marco Barricelli, will play through Nov. 22. The 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner concerns lies, blackmail, burglary, double-crossing and desperation among corrupt real estate men. The company includes Mike Hartman (DCTC's The Merry Wives of Windsor, Plainsong, White Christmas) as Shelly Levene, Vince Nappo (A Selfish Sacrifice, A Christmas Carol) as John Williamson, Lawrence Hecht (The Pillowman, A Skull in Connemara) as Dave Moss, Michael Santo (The Merry Wives of Windsor, Love's Labor's Lost, Taking Leave) as George Aaronow, James Michael Reilly (You Can't Take It With You, A Christmas Carol, All My Sons) as James Lingk, Ian Merrill Peakes (Two River Theater, The Folger, Actors Theatre of Louisville) as Richard Roma and Chris Hietikko (Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival, McCarter Theatre Center, The Old Globe) as Baylen. The creative team includes scenic designer Bill Forrester, costume designer David Kay Mickelsen, lighting designer York Kennedy and, making his Denver Center debut, sound designer Jason Ducat. The dramaturg is Douglas Langworthy.

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