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Theatrical love affair

Dear Editor:Tradition! What a mixed blessing it can be – it gives us roots, but it can hold us captive. The paradox of tradition was exquisitely played out on stage for those fortunate to attend this year’s Aspen Community Theatre production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” This poignant story of holding on and letting go, beautifully, skillfully, lovingly presented by locals and their hardworking support crew, caused me to stop in my tracks and consider the fleeting yet indescribably precious nature of life.Once again, Rita, Jody, John, Tom, Loren, Wendy, Sieve, Annai, Kathleen, Lisbeth, Diane, David, Marissa and a host of others gave their lime, their sweat equity, their heart and soul to delight and entertain us. Jim, Tammy, Pat, Nina and a stage full of others danced, sang, and performed their hearts out for us. The children were fabulous! They are such a treat to hear and see. And we especially loved watching you, Bill, in your stage debut.I’ve always wondered how it is possible for ACT to improve upon each production, year after year. As I watched the audience roar with delight at the bottle dance, and as, through my tears for the utter heartbreak felt with Tevye and his family, I saw much of the audience also wiping theirs, I caught a clue. We’ve got a love affair going on here, and it grows every year. ACT’s love for the theater and the Roaring Fork Valley’s love for ACT create a synergy that can only spiral upward.A million thanks to each person who helped out love to grow again this year. The tradition goes on.Nancy and Wolf GenschSnowmass Village