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Readers Say Thanks

As Theater Masters wraps up its winter season, we would be amiss if mention wasn’t given to a constant source of support, the Village Inn. Beginning with the Aspiring Playwrights Competition – which culminated in the production of two plays penned by Mandy Frale of Glenwood Springs High School, and another written by Lauren Peisach at Take Ten – an evening of 10-minute plays, directed by Lane Savadove, Village Inn was there. When Gareth Armstrong presented “Shylock,” his internationally acclaimed, one-man show, for three performances with classroom visits provided by freelance director/educator, Laurie Sayles, Village Inn was there. Next, when Irish playwright Ronan Noone’s new work, “The Missionary,” was first performed as a staged reading, Village Inn was there. Finally, when Chris Van Allsburg’s book, “The Mysteries of Harris Burdick,” was transformed into a musical by a creative team that included Helen Hayes award-winning director Joe Calarco (book) and Richard Rogers award-winners Chris Miller (music) and Nathan Tysen (lyrics) and was performed by a troupe of Broadway actors, Village Inn was there. Manager Ted Churchill and the Village Inn need to be recognized not only for their generosity but for their courageous support of theatre. The success of programs, such as Theater Masters, depends on partnerships. We, of Theater Masters, are proud to be partners with Village Inn. Please, everyone, celebrate theater as we do, with pie!Julia Hansen, artistic director/presidentChip Wells, literary managerTheater Masters


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