Letter: Bravo to Aspen Community Theatre
November 16, 2016
Isn't it true that when you have a favorite artist, your go-to sound track is "The Greatest Hits of …"?
That's what we all got to do last weekend — get an ear-and-heart-full of Aspen Community Theatre's greatest hits. It was so cool to relive "40 Years of Laughter and Tears" with ACT. The many personal stories were poignant, funny and touching — all with the underlying theme of awe at the experience of being part of the ACT family.
It must have been a challenge to keep this show from going on all night. Sadly, not every great song we heard in these 40 years could be included. But it was the creme de la creme — the best of the best of the best. It rocked.
The audience received a booklet of personal ACT biographical sketches — an intimate glance behind the curtain and into the hearts of those we saw — and those we didn't see — onstage since 1976. The stories were delightful, yet it seems that one biographical sketch was missing — that of the audience. I dare to speak on behalf of 40 years of audience by saying: Thank you. Thanks for pouring your hearts and your energy out for us, for sharing your talent, for spending your time, for giving us your all. Thanks to you, Rita, for being ACT's guiding light, so we — the lucky ones — could have the exquisite pleasure of being entertained, and deeply moved, by the gift you all have given. Thank you.
Nancy and Wolf Gensch
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