Thunder River sets stage for new season |

Thunder River sets stage for new season

The Carbondale-based Thunder River Theatre Company has announced its schedule of productions for the upcoming season.

The season opens with “The Complete History of America (Abridged),” written by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor. The fast-paced comedy, directed by guest director Sue Furze Lavin, shows in preview Oct. 5, and has performances Oct. 6-7, 13-15 and 20-21.

“Death of a Salesman,” featuring Thunder River artistic director Lon Winston as Willy Loman, runs Feb. 16-March 3. Arthur Miller’s 1949, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, will be co-directed by Winston and Thunder River associate artist Valerie Haugen.

The season concludes with “The Trip to Bountiful,” showing June 22-July 7. Horton Foote’s 1953 television play about a woman returning to her Texas hometown will be directed by Winston, and features Haugen and Julia Whitcombe.

All productions are in the Thunder River Theatre, in downtown Carbondale. Season subscriptions, as well as individual tickets, are available. For tickets, call 963-8200; for further information, go to

Also, Thunder River has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2006 El Pomar Foundation Award for Excellence, in the arts and humanities category. The company will be recognized at a presentation banquet in Colorado Springs in November, where the winner of the Spencer and Julie Penrose Award will be announced.

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