Ulysses, a washed-up poet facing his final days, and Emma, his former wife who appears unexpectedly on the doorstep of his filthy trailer, confront a mysterious wrong that separated them 20 years ago. Sharr White’s poignant 2-actor play, Annapurna, is poetic, moving, and unabashedly funny. In the spirit of protecting the health of actors and audiences alike, this production will be filmed at Thunder River Theatre Company in downtown Carbondale and viewable online October 16, 17, 18, 23, and 24. *

“…builds masterfully from hilarity to poignancy.” – LA Times

A trailer in Paonia, Colorado. The present.

*The piece contains adult situations, content, and language that may be inappropriate for children under 18.

**Annapurna is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.


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Kristin holds an MA in Performance Studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and has appeared on the TRTC stage in Quilters, An Empty Plate at the Café du Grand Boeuf, The Cherry Orchard and Lysistrata. At the University of Chicago Theatre, she portrayed Amanda in The Glass Menagerie and Meg in Crimes of the Heart. Other favorite roles include Heidi in The Heidi Chronicles and Margrethe in Copenhagen (Sopris Theatre). She’s a member of TRTC’s Consensual Improv!, a teaching artist for VOICES, and an award-winning playwright. Select works include: Physics for Poets, Eudora’s Box (developed and produced by TRTC), The Job Interview (produced by 20% Theatre, Chicago), and Unmarried in America (a national AACT Award winner). Kristin was granted a 2015 “Write Change” scholarship from the Dramatists Guild and is currently at work on a new play about the interconnections between feminism, spiritualism, and the birth of American psychology.

At Thunder River Theatre Company, Jeff has portrayed Ben in The Little Foxes, Trigorin in The Seagull, Argan in The Imaginary Invalid, Macbeth in Macbeth, George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain in A Tempest of the Mind, Yermolay in The Cherry Orchard, Richard in Eudora’s Box, The Boyfriend in Unmarried in America, Prospero in The Tempest, Walter in The Price, and Frank in Equus. At CMC’s Sopris Theatre, Jeff has portrayed Ernest in The Importance of Being Earnest, Max in Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Claudius in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

COREY SIMPSON – DIRECTOR/TRTC Executive Artistic Director
During Corey’s four seasons as Executive Artistic Director, TRTC has received numerous Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards and programming has expanded to include Consensual Improv!, Diva Cabaret and Theatre for Young Audiences. Recent TRTC directing credits include A View from the Bridge, Tribes, Equus, The Price, and Dead Man’s Cell Phone and appearances onstage have included Of Mice and Men (George), The Tempest, Freud’s Last Session (C.S. Lewis), Hamlet, and All My Sons. A BFA graduate in Acting from CU Boulder, Corey has appeared on stages throughout the country, including The Guthrie Theater in his hometown of Minneapolis, in addition to work with many of the Roaring Fork Valley theatres. He is a volunteer adjudicator for the Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards and serves on the Governing Council for the Carbondale Creative District, of which TRTC is a proud member.

Dani is proud to be a born-and-raised Roaring Fork Valley local. You may have seen her on or offstage with many theatres throughout the valley, including The Crystal Palace, TRTC (The Tempest, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, The Price, Yankee Tavern), SoL Theatre Company, Theatre Aspen (South Pacific), and Aspen Community Theatre (My Fair Lady, Mame, Fiddler on the Roff, Chicago, Crazy for You, The Producers, Big River, and most recently as Violet in Nine to Five).

Sean, whose variety of talents includes technical direction, lighting, scenic and sound design, has been TRTC’s full-time Technical Director since 2016. Priorly, he worked with Fort Worth Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Seagle Music Colony and Arena Stage in Washington, DC. Sean holds an MFA in Lighting Design from Kent State University. He has been nominated for 13 Henry Awards in four years and has won Outstanding Lighting Design, A View from the Bridge (2019), Equus (2018), Outstanding Sound, Tempest (2017) and Outstanding Set, Jekyll and Hyde (2016).

Colin Tugwell
Dawn Kopf
Evan Gaspar
Sophia Higbie
Jennifer Johnson & SoL Theatre
Jennifer Schiller
San Hunter
Seona Paz Miranda
Stephanie Askew
Suzie Brady

Corey Simpson – Executive Artistic Director
Kameron Blair – Managing Director
Sean Jeffries – Technical Director

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This production is made possible by donations from businesses, foundations, and private donors. Please take a moment to review the names and thank these generous community members. If you would like to make a donation, please use the buttons below.

Mead Metcalf in memory of The Crystal Palace
Terry Glasnapp in memory of Steve Kuhn
Sue Lavin in memory of Jack
Janice Estey in memory of Renate Weimann

Laurie Bernhard in honor of Joan Knab
Marsha & Jack Brendlinger in honor of Bob Moore
Wes Boyd in honor of Connie and Lacey Calaway
Bonnie Liebman in honor of all of us who have helped and respected each other by self-isolating and staying safe.
Amanda and Derek Franz in honor of Cassidy & Bob Willey
Richard Kagey in honor of Sean Jeffries
Scott LaDu in honor of Virginia McNellis