Day of the Dead Daddy

In 1997, writer Nelsie Spencer got the call, “Dad’s dead.” Despite the fact that Nelsie and her two big brothers hadn’t spoken to Dead Daddy in years, they all decide to go to the funeral. What happened on this trip was so unbelievable, crazy, and amazing that Nelsie knew she had to tell this story.  After more than 20 years she was finally ready to share it, no holds barred. Day of the Dead Daddy tells the tale of the three siblings (and a surprise guest) traveling to a tiny, town in Mexico to bury their father.  In this "Diabolically entertaining!" "Funny and heartbreaking," play, Nelsie takes the audience on a journey that spans six decades, while playing more than 7 characters and revealing some family secrets along the way. But the biggest bomb gets dropped graveside as adoring “fans” of dear old Dead Daddy look on.

Adults Only
75 minutes
Comedy, Solo Performance, Theatre, Storytelling
Redline Contemporary Art Center
2350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205

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Cast: Nelsie Spencer

Director: Carsten Spencer

Diabolically entertaining!
AH-mazing! Brave and funny. My jaw was on my chest … honestly, it takes a special, talented, unique writer to make a funny story out of [family trauma]. I mean it, truly. Well done!
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Redline Contemporary Art Center

2350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205

Entrance: The main entrance is on the east side of the building off of 24th St.

Parking: There is some parking in the alley on the south side of the building, and street parking

Accessibility: There is a ramp to the main entrance and ADA bathrooms

Admission: You must show your ticket confirmation or purchase a ticket at the venue; all seating is general admission, audiences will wait in a queue before entry to the show