Thunder River Theatre Company

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    Scuttlebutt - 9 de diciembre

    Electric road show

    On Dec. 11, CLEER, Garfield Clean Energy, Xcel Energy and Grid Alternatives are putting on an eclectic vehicle road show at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle. Attendees can test drive a variety of electric vehicles. Under a Xcel Energy rebate, income eligible people can qualify for… read more →

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    Consensual Improv!

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    Consensual Improv!
    Friday, December 3, 2021
    Doors & Bar 7:30PM / Showtime 8:00PM

    In the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and Chicago’s Second City, the theatre’s resourceful improv troupe takes comedy to new levels. Enjoy improv games featuring spontaneous hilarity, audience interaction and lightning-fast wit.…

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    Review: “As Close as I Can” by Cassidy Willey

    By Myki Jones

    Thunder River Theatre Company recently debuted Cassidy Willey’s original piece, “As Close As I Can,” a show based on her personal experiences. Willey became a mother as she was dealing with the loss of her parents. The production, which runs 45 minutes, was first performed at the… read more →

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    Men on Boats

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    Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. The true(ish) history of John Wesley Powell’s 1869 expedition to chart the Colorado River.

    A one-armed captain and a crew of insane but loyal volunteers comprise the Powell Geographic Expedition and the cast of characters in the story, but in Jaclyn Backhaus’ telling,…

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    TRTC production charters frontier for women

    Missy Moore, embracing the upcoming production of “Men On Boats” at Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC), joyfully announced, “This is my first shot at directing for TRTC, under the new artistic director role, so I’m coming out swinging.”

    Moore’s debut is a comedy written by playwrightread more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - May 27, 2021

    Radio news

    Aspen Public Radio has hired Breeze Richardson as the station’s next executive director. Richardson recently worked as director of marketing and communications at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri. Meanwhile, Colorado Public Radio’s Indie 102.3 will now broadcast in Carbondaleread more →

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    Moore named as TRTC interim artistic director

    Exciting changes are coming to the Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC) this spring. Having weathered last year’s COVID-19 pandemic, the group is fresh off its successful “ExtravaGala” fundraiser on May 20 where it was announced that actor and director Missy Moore would become TRTC’s interim artistic director.

    Moore… read more →

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    The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

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    Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously flamboyant 14-year-old boy overflowing with self-assured optimism, becomes an unexpected inspiration for his conservative town as its citizens question their beliefs about how they live, who they love and what they leave behind. Henry Award-winning actor and Roaring Fork Valley local Owen O’Farrell portrays nine different…

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    The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

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    Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously flamboyant 14-year-old boy overflowing with self-assured optimism, becomes an unexpected inspiration for his conservative town as its citizens question their beliefs about how they live, who they love and what they leave behind. Henry Award-winning actor and Roaring Fork Valley local Owen O’Farrell portrays nine different…

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    Thunder River's solo show teaches acceptance

    The story begins with the disappearance of a 14-year-old gay male, Leonard Pelkey. As Detective Chuck DeSantis investigates the missing person case, we come to know Leonard’s brilliant spirit in Thunder River Theatre Company’s (TRTC) production of “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey.”
    In 1998, playwright James Lecesne co-founded… read more →