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The passion of theater

Dear Editor:

I wish to thank Jennifer Ogilby, dean of students at Colorado Rocky Mountain School, who personally sponsored a group of nearly 40 high school age students at our July 18 production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

This self-described group of “brainiacs” (affiliated with the Aspen Science Center, in the HS(2) program) was a most appreciative and respectful audience and their enthusiasm gave a huge boost to an already raucously fun show! At the talk back discussion following the show, the students asked great questions and seemed to be completely engaged with the actors and their stories. In fact, the “talk back” went both ways, with the actors asking the HS(2) group questions about what they do and what they were studying. It is exactly the kind of interaction we celebrate and encourage at the theatre.

Thank you, Ms. Ogilby and CRMS, for a memorable evening!

Paige Price

artistic director, Theatre Aspen

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