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Square Top’s ‘The Sun is in the West’ premieres

Square Top Repertory Theatre’s “The Sun is in the West,” by southern writer Damon Falke is an exciting journey through extraordinary lives.

While exploring the power of place and story in the span of each person’s life, “The Sun is in the West” blends Old World story-telling, live roots music and modern theatre performance.  This play will have you laughing out loud then moved to tears as it retraces life on the storm ravaged Gulf Coast.

The show is at the Pagosa Springs’sLiberty Theater on Saturday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Other performances include Friday, April 9, at the Fort Lewis College Mainstage Theatre and May 14-15 at 8 p.m.at Santa Fe’s Armory for the Arts Theatre

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. Musician Dave Seaton, 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.

A graveyard on the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast of Texas provides the backdrop as 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 premiere 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.

For a music sampler from the show and ticket information visit: www.squaretoptheatre.com. All seats for the Pagosa performance are $10 and can be purchased at the STRT Web site, at the Pagosa Chamber of Commerce, or by calling (970) 316-2737.