Mountain Mayhem: Glitz and glamour |

Mountain Mayhem: Glitz and glamour

08: Marc Sekula, Karen Davidson, Kitty Boone and Gretchen Cole.

Thunder River Theatre Company in Carbondale marked a benchmark anniversary this summer, celebrating 20 years in show business. The nonprofit hosted a Roaring ’20s benefit on Aug. 15 at The Orchard, turning the community gathering center into a speakeasy for the night.

Guests dressed as flappers, gangsters, silent movie stars, and characters from the Cotton Club, Great Gatsby and Prohibition era. All enjoyed a cocktail reception followed by a buffet dinner and drinks, a live auction, dessert, entertainment and dancing.

Adam Bartley, the headliner for the evening, returned to town for the special occasion. Formerly a member of the Crystal Palace Players, Bartley moved to Hollywood to pursue his career years ago, landing notable parts along the way including the role of Deputy Ferguson on the Netflix series “Longmire.” Scores of other talented performers were in attendance from a number of the other theatres throughout the valley, as well as area artists who contributed works for the live auction.

Thunder River Theatre Company’s 2015-2016 season begins next month with “The Mineola Twins” directed by Sue Lavin, “Baskersfield Mist,” directed by Corey Simpson, in December, “Rashomon” opening in late February and directed by Lon Winston, and closing with “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” next summer and directed by Corey Simpson.

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