Climbing a Mountain… on Stage

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In a new production from the Denver Center Theater Company, it’s not enough for the actors to know their lines and to remember their blocking. They must elegantly climb, then rappel down, several stories. “Grace, or The Art of Climbing” is about a young woman who’s devastated by a break-up, and who's dealing with an aging parent. To cope, she turns to rock climbing. Recreating that on stage means some sophisticated scenics and strong actors, artistically and physically. Ryan Warner speaks with playwright and climber Lauren Feldman.

[Photo: Jennifer M. Koskinen]

Watch a video about constructing the set.