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Final weekend for STC 2009 Summer Starlight Series

Enthusiastic audiences gathered for the first ever performances of the original work “Left in the Breeze,” by Rick Artis, which premiered in Pagosa last weekend. This melodramatic spoof of the classic, “Gone With the Wind” could very possibly have the South rise again! This Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14 and 15, provide two more opportunities to join in the fun as Snarlett O’Hernia wheedles and weds her way through the War Between the States. Can Snarlett convince the weak but noble Paisley Whelps that he truly loves her and not Meddling, his saccharine sweet third cousin twice removed ... or is it second cousin thrice removed?

The joy of performing this show is certainly evident as the cast, including Brynn Earley, D’Ann Artis, Jason Earley, Rick Artis, Lizz Baldwin, Michael DeWinter, and Jennifer Tuggle, bring their quirky characters to life. Where else in Pagosa, in a single evening, can you witness the beginning and end of the Civil War, two weddings, two births, a celebrity auction, and hog callin’? Be sure not to miss this family-friendly comedy full of hoop skirts and hilarity!

The evening begins with a chuckwagon style supper including a choice of brisket or chicken (a vegetarian option is available when requested when tickets are purchased), cowboy beans, cole slaw, dinner roll and fruit cobbler. Lemonade, coffee and water are complimentary and a well-stocked soda bar, complete with Zuberfizz sodas, is available for those in need of a little carbonation.

Doors will open for each performance at 6:30 p.m.

and the buffet is served at 7. Also prior to the show, the Gomez Store, a fully-stocked turn-of-the-century mercantile will be open for free tours.

Admission is $28 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under and includes the supper and the show.

Advance purchase tickets for Left in the Breeze are on sale now at The Plaid Pony (731-5262) or online at

For more information on the Summer Starlight Series, the rest of the 2009 season, or for volunteer, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, contact Michael DeWinter at 731-5262, Rick Artis at 731-8914 or you can visit the Web site.