Kent Haruf’s Final Novel Will Be Adapted By DCPA Theatre Company

· Jun. 12, 2015, 2:40 am
Photo: CM at the Tattered, Kent Haruf (Stephanie Wolf/CPR News)
DCPA Theatre Company actors read excerpts from Kent Haruf's final novel, "Our Souls at Night," at a Colorado Matters at the Tattered event on June 11, 2015.

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Theatre Company says it will create a theatrical adaptation of late Colorado author Kent Haruf’s final novel, “Our Souls at Night.” 

Bruce Sevy of the theater company delivered the news Thursday during a Colorado Matters at the Tattered event at the Tattered Cover Bookstore on Colfax Avenue in Denver. There is currently no timeline to complete the project.

The Denver theater troupe has a history with Haruf, having adapted the author’s “Plainsong,” “Eventide,” and most recently “Benediction,” which premiered at the Space Theater in February.

Thursday’s event featured the author’s wife, Cathy Haruf, and his editor, Gary Fisketjon, sharing their thoughts and insights on “Our Souls at Night,” which Haruf completed days before he passed away last November. It will air during Colorado Matters later this summer.

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