Dear Editor:

A standing ovation to all the dedicated and talented Roaring Fork residents that put their heart and soul into making the fifth annual Shakespeare in the Park’s “Richard III” a resounding success.

We could not have succeeded without their hard work and support. Our outstanding cast: Heather Ardley, Dan Bosko, Ivan Cassar, Carolyne Heldman, Kelly Ish, Charisse Layne, David Ledingham, Mike Monroney, Kim Nuzzo, Kathy Pelowski and Sophie Sakson.

Our hard-working crew: Lee Sullivan, Kathy Gibson, Ricki and Kerry Newman, Mark Thomas, Brad Moore, Debbie Ottaviano, and Molly Flath. Applause to Naomi Havlen, Cristal Logan, the Aspen Daily News, The Aspen Times, Plum TV, GrassRoots TV, KSNO, the Snowmass Sun and Aspen Public Radio for their valued media support; and Elayne Rossi whose help in creating our special Shakespeare event is greatly appreciated.

Thank you to our sponsors the Thrift Store, Taster’s Pizza and Crossroads Church. And to the Aspen Parks Department for the beautiful outdoor amphitheater and to the Mountain Chalet, Aspen Square and Pitkin County Library.

Huzzah! to Ken and Carol Adelman for their contribution of time and talent for a “Richard III” talk that both entertained and informed and for graciously opening their home for a post-performance reception.

None of this is possible without you, our loyal and enthusiastic audiences, who, I hope, are as proud of your friends and neighbors as we are and will continue to support our efforts to build a year-round resident theatre company. Check for upcoming events and join us next summer for “The Taming of the Shrew”!

Barbara Shaw

executive director, Hudson Reed Ensemble