Sopris Theatre Company at Colorado Mountain College will present an encore performance of its award-winning production of “The Other Place” at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen on Feb. 1. The performance is a fundraiser to take the show to a national community theater competition.
Sopris Theatre Company brought home five awards, including Best Production, when they performed the 80-minute, one-act play at the Colorado Community Theatre Coalition’s 2018 Colorado Theatre Festival last summer. They also received awards for Best Director, Best Actress, Best Set Design and Excellence in Theatre: Supporting Actor.
Proceeds from the Wheeler performance will help cover the company’s expenses when they take the play to compete in the American Association of Community Theatre’s national competition in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in June.
Audience members in Aspen will experience the process of competitive theater as actors and company members set up their own staging, perform the play and break down the entire set – all within the 80 minutes allotted.
The play, written by Sharr White, is a story of contradictory evidence, blurred truth and fragmented memories on the shores of Cape Cod.
The list of notable actors in the production includes Mike Monroney, who has performed and written at the Crystal Palace, and acted and directed with Shakespeare in the Park, Theatre Aspen, Aspen Community Theatre, Aspen Fringe Festival and the Thunder River Theatre Company, as well as Colorado actresses Kelly Ketzenbarger and Brittany Bays.
An interactive reception for donors featuring CMC theater students will begin at 5:30 p.m. Curtain is 7 p.m. The Aspen performance of “The Other Place” is being generously underwritten by U.S. Bank.
Admission for the reception and reserved seating reception is $100. General admission for the performance only is $20. Tickets for “The Other Place” are available through aspenshowtix.com.
The Wheeler Opera House is at 320 E. Hyman Ave. in Aspen. For more information, contact Jeanne Golay at the CMC Foundation at 970-947-8304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.