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TRTC, CMC to stage Shakespearean classic

Staff Report

Thunder River Theatre Company and Colorado Mountain College Theatre are once again preparing for their annual collaboration. This year’s production is Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”

The show runs Oct. 25 to 27 and Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, in the New Space Theatre on CMC’s Spring Valley campus.

“This event allows the two organizations to share resources when doing a production the size of this show,” said TRTC artistic director Lon Winston, who is directing and designing the production. “One of the more important aspects of this event is bringing CMC students into a production where they can work with actors who they might not otherwise have the opportunity to act with. ”

“Macbeth” has more than 30 characters and Winston has cast the show with actors playing multiple parts. The acting company for Macbeth features many of the valley’s favorite performers, including Tom Cochran, Ryan Fleming, Michael Miller, Chip Wells, Phill Gerdel, Patrick Murray and Lana Karp. CMC students Gerald DeLisser, Genevieve Taylor and Tiffany Silva round out the cast.

Once again rendering lead roles opposite each other are Jeff Carlson and TRTC’s associate artist, Valerie Haugen, as the diabolical Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. CMC students April Fleming and Lauren Byrnes will be working backstage. Susan Lau will stage manage. TRTC’s Judy Benson will head up props with Susan Hakanson.

There will be a special high school matinee at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1.

“We encourage teachers to make early reservations, as seating is limited,” Winston said.

There will be a facilitated discussion immediately following the show. For information and reservations concerning the high school matinee, please call 947-8252.


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