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Square Top Repertory Theatre to premier ‘The Sun is in the West’

Square Top Repertory Theatre is set to premier an exciting new play this spring — “The Sun is in the West, by southern writer Damon Falke.

This thought-provoking play explores the power of place and story in the span of each human life blending Old World storytelling, live roots music and modern theatre performance. 

The show opens Friday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Durango at Fort Lewis College’s Mainstage Theatre. The tour continues at Pagosa Springs’s Liberty Theater on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. and at Santa Fe’s Armory for the Arts Theatre on May 14-15 at 8 p.m.

Square Top’s producing artistic director Charlie Pepiton joins the collaborative project with a must-see cast including Geoff Johnson as The Historian, Sean Downing as The Groundskeeper, and Felicia Meyer as The Photographer.

Dave Seaton, a musician out of Dallas, Texas, plays his original set of dusty, 1930s-flavored guitar tunes throughout the show, creating a unique interplay between the spoken word and live music.

“All my life, I think. All my life. Over the grounds here whole worlds are buried. Gone like they are,” declares the Groundskeeper.

Situated in a graveyard on the storm ravaged Gulf Coast of Texas, the characters grapple with their connection to the land, with family myths, and with their own history. The show is surely a unique theatrical experience that is not to be missed.

“Who can state so clearly the difference between exact memory and some story that we tell?” asks the Historian.

Square Top Repertory Theatre seeks to create ongoing artistic collaborations, to tell good stories well, and to create new and enduring work. Since its inaugural round of shows in 2007, the theatre has continually staged premier productions by some of the American theatre’s most exciting emerging playwrights. Don’t miss this next installment of exciting new work for the live stage by Square Top Repertory Theatre.

Tickets for each show can be purchased online by visiting www.squaretoptheatre.com, at each venue, or by calling (970) 316-2737.