Breckenridge Magazine Winter 2011 : Page 18

on the toWn tHeAter Winter at the Backstage theatre Breckenridge is fortunate to have a first-class theater with shows that consistently receive rave reviews—in 2010, it won a Henry award for outstanding regional Theatre. Here’s what’s not to miss this season. On GOlden POnd January 14—February 19 retired New england professor and curmudgeon Norman Thayer, jr., and his spirited wife, ethel, decide to spend one final summer at their family’s lakeside cot-tage in maine. They’re soon interrupted by the arrival of their daughter chelsea, who, en route to a european vacation, leaves behind her fiancé’s young son. colliding generations soon forge common ground. On Golden Pond is a heartwarming and hilarious celebration of the everyday struggles and ultimate triumphs of life, love and family. The New York daily News calls this play “a work of rare simplicity and beauty.” Fully COMMiTTed February 25—March 26 This devastatingly funny play follows a day in the life of sam, an out-of-work actor who mans the red hot reservation line at man-hattan’s number one restaurant. coercion, threats, bribes, histrionics—a cast of des-perate callers will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation. a brilliant acting tour de force, Fully Committed has forty wildly diverse characters played by a single versatile performer. Winner of the outer critics circle award and listed in time Magazine’s Top 10 Plays of 2000, it’s been called “…immensely entertaining, a richly comic affirmation of everything i’ve ever heard, or suspected, about the bad behavior that good food can inspire” by the new York times. 18// Breckenridge Magazine // Winter 2011 lOve, lOss, And WHAT i WOre April 8—23 a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory. Like a long heart-to-heart with your best friend over coffee, the conversation pulses froma bittersweet story of a stepmother wearing the same style bathrobe as her husband’s late wife (to the dismay of the children) to a couple’s musings of what they wore on their wedding day to a rant about loathing the need to carry a purse.With odes to black clothing, cowboy boots and outfits that make mothers cringe, love, loss and What i Wore is unabashedly girly—in a good way. Backstage Theatre, 121 s. ridge st., 970-453-0199, www.backstagetheatre.org

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