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Denver Center for the Performing Arts to Host Celebration of Life for Colorado Author Kent Haruf
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) will host a Celebration of Life for Colorado author Kent Haruf in the Stage Theatre on the morning of Saturday, February 7.

The program will include scene selections from playwright Eric Schmiedl’s adaptations of Haruf’s novels, Plainsong and Eventide, which both received their World Premiere at the DCPA Theatre Company, and an excerpt from Kent’s final novel, Our Souls at Night, which will be published posthumously in May 2015. Benediction, the final chapter of Haruf’s trilogy, opens at the Theatre Company on February 6.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at www.denvercenter.org/Kent-Haruf-Celebration.

WHAT: Celebration of Life for Kent Haruf
WHERE: The Stage Theatre, Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex
WHEN: 10 a.m., Saturday February 7               
Reception to follow.

About Kent Haruf
Kent was born and raised in Colorado and began writing fiction while in the Peace Corps in Turkey and studied fiction at the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa. Four of his novels have been published: The Tie That Binds (1984), a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway Award and a winner of the Whiting Foundation Writers Award; Where You Once Belonged (1990), winner of the Maria Thomas Award in Fiction; Plainsong (1999), a national bestseller, finalist for the National Book Award, New Yorker Award, L.A.Times Fiction Award, and winnerof the Mountain Plains Booksellers Award, the National Library Association Alex Award, the Midland Authors Award, was named Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times, L.A. Times, and became a movie on CBS; and Eventide (2004), his second national bestseller, a finalist for the Book Sense Award, and named notable book of the year by a number of newspapers, including The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, Kansas City Star, and New York Daily News. Kent’s short fiction has been included in the Best American Short Stories anthology.

About The Denver Center for the Performing Arts
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is a not-for-profit theatre organization dedicated to creating unforgettable shared experiences through beloved Broadway musicals, world-class plays, educational programs and inspired events. The DCPA is one the nation’s most active theatre companies, offering more than 30 plays and musicals year-round that engage and inspire audiences of all ages and interests.

The Theatre Company is helmed by Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson and is currently in its 36th season.

  
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