Island Stage Left presents a play on a journey of love

  • Sun Oct 15th, 2017 8:44am
  • Life

Submitted by Stage Left

Island Stage Left will present “Annapurna” by Sharr White. The play runs from Nov. 9 through Dec. 13 at the San Juan County Fairground’s Marie Boe Building.

Saturday performances start at 7 p.m. and Sunday shows at 4 p.m. There will be special performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, with no performance on Thanksgiving.

Director Helen Machin-Smith describes the play as, “compelling, laugh-out-loud funny, moving, devastating, and hopeful. It is a tour de force for two outstanding actors, and is an absolute joy to witness.”

The play opens on a down-on-his-luck cowboy poet living in a run-down trailer in the Colorado Rockies. His life is upended by the sudden arrival of Emma, his ex-wife from 20 years ago, but amid laughter and tears, they discover the answers to some burning questions from the past.

Annapurna, in Nepal, is the most dangerous mountain in the world to climb; a fitting metaphor for the journey of love that Emma and Ulysses undertake as time begins to run out.

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