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History: A mighty pen

“Local playwright pens a winner” congratulated The Aspen Times in an article published in July 1986. “Characters from the Knights of the Round Table come alive in the play Guinevere, written by 10 year Snowmass resident and playwright Anita Rosenau. Guinevere is the third play in a trilogy by Rosenau, and when it takes to the stage at the Wheeler Opera House on August 3, Act I, Scene I of Guinevere will be transformed into an operatic form by composer Julius P. Williams, Jr. … ‘When I’m writing a play, I live with the characters I’m writing about. I try to clear my mind of all other things. … I love words and I love language. And what I really love doing is writing plays,’ said Rosenau.”

Anita is pictured here (left) at the International Design Conference with husband Gary Rosenau and Scarlet Adams in 1998 by Mary Eshbaugh Hayes. Anita Rosenau passed away April 20, 2008. Her play “Guinevere” became the libretto for an opera, a portion of which was performed at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, at Lincoln Center in New York and had its European premier at the Dubrovnik Music Festival.