2014-15 Season at a Glance

The rest of the 2014-15 season offers two regional premieres and a time-honored favorite. The 2015-16 Season will be announced in Spring, 2016. Sign up now for email notification! More...

Regional Premiere

The Archbishop's Ceiling

By Arthur Miller, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Death of a Salesman
Directed by  Brett Aune

Espionage and the Cold-War politics of the 1970s come into play in this riveting drama. The setting, an ornate room in a former Archbishop's Eastern European palace, is probably bugged by the secret police. Sigmund, a writer, has embarrassed the current regime. With his career in jeopardy, he is faced with the choice of staying on in an attempt to rebuild trust, or defecting to the West. He is encouraged to leave the country by one friend who is an ex-political prisoner, and another who is a visiting American. The situation is further complicated by a woman, the mistress of all three. The complexity of their relationships, and the uncertainty that what they say may be overheard, makes for a rich and deeply intriguing play.

Black Box Theater
Previews March 20-22, 2015
Performances run March 24 – April 19, 2015

Times & Pricing:
Previews Fri, Sat & Sun at 7:30 p.m. $25
Fri & Sat, 7:30 p.m. and Sat & Sun, 2:00 p.m.; prime $48, value $42
Tues, Wed, Thu, 7:30 p.m. and Wed, 1:00 p.m.; prime $43, value $38


Please note: This production contains mature subject matter.   

Prologues and Talk-Backs

Come early for a short talk before the performance and/or stay for a moderated conversation after the ­performance. Both are scheduled for every performance except for previews, opening night and the closing matinee. Prologues begin 30 minutes before curtain time in the theater and last 15 to 20 minutes. Talk Backs are held shortly after the performance ends.


Friday evening ­and Sunday matinee performances can be audio-described for the blind upon request at least one week prior to the selected performance. Call the Box Office at 720-898-7200.


Theater Salon: The Archbishop’s Ceiling

The Arvada Center Theater Salon is facilitated by Sasha Fisher, recipient of London’s Time Out Critics’ Choice Award for her work in classical theater. You’ll spend four weeks exploring the script, including scene study, character development and the play’s overall themes and objectives. The course will include a visit from the directing staff and/or actors performing in the production and attendance at the evening performance on Wednesday, April 1.

Tuition $60 plus one ticket to The Archbishop’s Ceiling on April 1 ($26) for a total cost of $86
(AT11) Wednesdays, March 11 – April 1, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., 4 weeks
Not available online. Call the Box Office to register.


The Archbishop’s Ceiling Cast:

Marcus - William Hahn
Sigmund - Michael Morgan
Adrian - Rodney Lizcano
Maya - Heather Lacy
Irina - Adrian Egolf

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