The Denver Center Theatre Company’s “Shadowlands” explores “Narnia” creator C.S. Lewis’ spiritual crisis, and how it affected his writing canon after finally experiencing - and losing - romantic love late in life. This month’s “Page to Stage” forum at the Tattered Cover Book Store featured actors Graeme Malcolm and Kathleen McCall, along with director Christy Montour-Larson. The panelists tackled the origin of love, the commonality of grief — and remarkable 10-year-old castmate Charlie Korman. “Most therapies start out by saying, ‘You are not alone,’ ” Malcolm told host John Moore, former Denver Post theatre critic and now an associate director for the Denver Center. Video by David Lenk.
Join us next at noon on Tuesday, May 6, at the Bonfils Tattered Cover Book Store (2526 Colfax Ave.), when Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson and special guests discuss all that went into selecting the newly announced 2014-15 season. It’s free.
"Shadowlands" plays through April 27 in the Space Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. For information, call 303-893-4100 or go to the Denver Center’s web site.
We had a great crowd on Friday night for Perspectives, an ongoing series of professionally moderated discussions with our creative teams that give Denver Center audiences an insider’s look into the making of our productions.
Friday night featured, clockwise from left, Shadowlands director Christy Montour-Larson, actors Sam Gregory and Stephanie Cozart, dialect coach Kathy Maes and young Charlie Korman (center). The moderator was John Moore.
Join us at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 4, at The Jones for our next Perspectives. It focuses on Animal Crackers and will be moderated by Douglas Langworthy.
And a reminder: Our next Page to Stage conversation at the Bonfils Tattered Cover will feature Shadowlands stars Graeme Malcolm and Kathleen McCall. It takes place at noon on Tuesday, April 8, at 2526 E. Colfax Ave. It’s free.
The cast of the national touring production of The Million Dollar Quartet sang “Blue Suede Shoes” to finish off their hour-long panel discussion hosted by John Moore at the Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver.
The cast includes John Countryman as Jerry Lee Lewis, Lee Ferris as Carl Perkins, Cody Ray Slaughter as Elvis Presley, Scott Moreau as Johnny Cash and Vince Nappo as Sam Phillips.
Who doesn’t need an hour with Denver Center Theatre Company actor Kim Staunton in their lives? No one. Next best thing: Seven minutes of highlights from our hour with Kim Staunton at the Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Staunton is an open-hearted actress is known for leaving blood on the floor while playing tough roles such as Blanche in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Rose in “Fences” and Mama Nadi in “Ruined.”
By John Moore