"The Denver Center for the Performing Arts said farewell to retiring Head of Acting Larry Hecht on Monday night with a celebration that drew past and current acting students from their 20s into their 70s. Hecht taught hundreds of students over 18 years at the DCPA, ranging from beginners to master’s degree candidates."
Back by popular demand, The Colorado Shakespeare Festival will offer an acting class for adults in the fall of 2015.
"This take on Othello is a tour de force from a twosome composed of an out-of-town heavyweight and a CSF legend. Macon and Kent adeptly foil one another and dish performances — that of Macon being one of brawny zeal, and Kent’s being one of coy, but ultimately self-destructive cool — that buoy all other names on the bill."
"The action in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's production of 'Henry V' offers audiences an unmistakable degree of wanderlust."
"In Henry V, Bonenfant's performance steadily but gently reveals the last vestiges of his character's ambivalence. His performance captures the subtle differences betwixt good and special."
In conjunction with the annual Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the nearby Shakespeare Gardens are planted with flowers, herbs and vegetables that pertain to the season’s plays—and they’re all accomp
"It’s Benjamin Bonenfant’s magnificent Henry V that makes this a can’t-miss show...He’s enthralling to watch, and his Henry is so original, right, tough, supple and intelligent that the role becomes entirely new — and deserving of a place with the major interpretations of the past."
“Henry V” and “Henry VI” Part 1 close the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s 58th season.
Actors Geoffrey Kent and Benjamin Bonenfant are well-known to DCPA and Colorado Shakespeare Festival audiences. But the summer of 2015 marks their rites of passage into playing significant (if very disparate) Shakespearean leaders. Kent is playing the villain Iago, Shakespeare's largest role, in Othello, while Bonenfant is playing the rapscallion prince-turned-warrior in Henry V. While the roles span the moral gamut, both characters use honor as a weapon of persuasion. The pair talk with DCPA Senior Arts Journalist John Moore about their particular acting challenges and character justifications.
"Sam and Anne Sandoe, both familiar and familial members of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 acting company, now have 41 seasons between them. There are part of Boulder’s first family of theatre -- a royal lineage that goes back 71 years."