Senior Theatre to present musical comedy

You’re invited to come out and meet the colorful residents of Lizard Gulch, Ariz., during the Grand Junction Senior Theatre production of the musical comedy “Sunset Trail.”

The two-act production, featuring characters Norma Desperate, Sly Vester, Delilah Desdemona Dilly, Billy the Goat, Sheriff Johnny Straightshooter and schoolmarm Amy Sweet, will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 22–23, and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St.

“‘Sunset Trail’ features a secluded actress, Desperate, trying to reclaim the glory of her younger years. She unwittingly becomes the victim of a transient couple — Vester and Dilly,” according to a synopsis of the show.

“Another unscrupulous bandit, Billy the Goat, shows up to claim his share of the ill-gotten gains. Sheriff Straightshooter restores law and order and captures the heart of the lovely schoolmarm, Sweet, during her brief stay en route to a teaching job in Monterrey, Calif.”

“Sunset Trail,” directed by Rachel Nelson Fortner, will be the 18th production staged by the Grand Junction Senior Theatre. Many seniors have performed for the group since its first production, “Frontpage Follies,” in 1996.

All seats for “Sunset Trail” are unreserved. Tickets cost $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Albertsons and City Market stores. Ticket sales enable Grand Junction Senior Theatre to provide an outlet for the performing talents of local seniors.

Call Patrick G. Metoyer at 720-272-7394 or Phil Freitas at 243-4712 for information.


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