The Archbishop's Ceiling

Regional Premiere

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 occasional 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.

The Archbishop’s Ceiling Cast:

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

Press for The Archbishop's Ceiling

’The Archbishop’s Ceiling’ is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago” - 

"a handsome production - ***1/2 " -

’The Archbishop’s Ceiling’ just might be bugged by the secret police!” - Colorado Theater Reviews

“Espionage and Cold War politics make for an engaging play at the Arvada Center” - Theater Colorado 

“’The Archbishop’s Ceiling’ is powerful’ - Denver Examiner 

“Ears in the Ceiling, Miller play at Arvada Center explores espionage” - Lakewood Sentinel,183543? 


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