SFTR Residents to Perform in College Play

A growing number of ranch residents are becoming involved in local theatre.  This started three years ago with A Christmas Carol, as Dickens Meant to Write It, a play produced totally by ranch residents as a fundraiser for the Fisher's Peak Volunteer Fire Department.  Last year the group created an original play called Did That Really Happen in Trinidad and expanded the cast to include many community actors and technicians.

Ron Rankin, as Professor Willard, and Fred Vaugeois, as The Stage Manager

This year, our local Thespians are working with the Trinidad State Junior College theatre department to present Thornton Wilder's classic American play Our Town.  Fred Vaugeois, who is also the artistic director of the newly formed Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre Company, appears as the play's narrator, a role recently performed by Paul Newman on Broadway.  Bret Bolton appears in the major role of Editor Webb, father to the female lead.  New to the stage this time are Carol Rankin, Dean of Arts of Sciences at TSJC, Ron Rankin, biology instructor, and Judy Lee, English teacher and also the wife of our new POA President Ed Hockett.  In fact, Judy would not perform unless she could have at least one of her prize-winning dogs on stage with her.  So the first SFTR animal appears in a local production this time.

Bret Bolton teasing his daughter Emily, played by TSJC theatre student Kirsten Davis, about staying up too late on a school night

Judy Lee, top right corner, with community members Mitch Medina, child actor Adara Nelson, TSJC student Manuel Cobos, and Ron Rankin

Our Town performance times:

Friday and Saturday, November 7 and 8 @ 7:30
Sunday, November 9 @ 2:30
Friday, November 14 @ 7:30
Sunday, November 16 @ 2:30

All performances are in the Massari Performing Arts Center.  Tickets can be purchased at the door, $8 general admission, $7 senior citizens 60 and over, $5 TSJC students and children up to 16.  Box office will open half hour before curtain.  Seating is first-come, first-seated.

Harriet Vaugeois, former POA President and currently Director of Theatre at TSJC, directed Our Town