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Special to the Daily/Sean Murphy

‘Unmarried in America’ at the LDTC

As part of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company Gives Back program, the LDTC will be supporting the Aspen Stage and their production of “Unmarried in America” as they raise funds to take this show to the National Community Theatre Competition in Indiana. Since this is not an LDTC production, season subscriptions may not be applied toward this benefit production.

Directed by LDTC company member Wendy Moore, “Unmarried in America” is inspired by the Prop 8 trial in California and explores the personal ramifications of the national debate surrounding gay marriage. The play focuses on an ensemble of characters, including a fictional court reporter who transcribes the Prop 8 trial. Listening to the plaintiffs fighting for the right to marry, she begins to reexamine the nature of her own casual and intimate relationships and to question both the actual laws and the unspoken rules that keep people “Unmarried in America.”

“Unmarried in America,” by K.D. Carlson, will be performed by the Lake Dillon Theatre Company on May 17, 18 and 19. Friday and Saturday performances start at 7:30 p.m., and the curtain opens on the Sunday performance at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to all shows are $25 and are nonrefundable and nonexchangeable. No late seating will be allowed. Call the Lake Dillon Theatre Company at (970) 513-9386 or visit http://www.lakedillontheatre.org for more information.

Mrs. Colorado Pageant features local woman

Mrs. Summit County 2013, Yvonne Bryant, will represent the community in the 37th annual Mrs. Colorado pageant on May 18 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. The Mrs. Colorado pageant is the state preliminary leading up to the nationally televised Mrs. America pageant this summer.

“While beauty and physical fitness are key elements in the competition, Mrs. Colorado state finalists are urged to voice their opinions on marriage, community and important issues of the day,” said Emily Stark, director of the Mrs. Colorado pageant.

Bryant supports Toastmasters International, an educational non-profit whose mission is to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. She has served her local Summit Toastmasters as president and vice president of education; she also serves individuals and clubs from Summit County to Grand Junction, Delta and Aspen as area governor.

For more information on the Mrs. Colorado pageant, visit http://www.mrscolorado.com.

Clay for mud season at Arts Alive

Local and regional clay artists will present functional and sculptural works for Summit County’s mud season starting Saturday in Breckenridge. The Second Saturday Reception will be a chili reception with bubbling pots of a variety of chili and other food specialties by the artists. A fun table will be set up for those wishing to play with some clay.

The nonprofit Summit County Art Council sponsors Arts Alive Gallery, a local artists’ co-op. Its mission is to promote visual arts and enhance the cultural life of Summit County.

The artist’s reception for this exhibit is Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m., and the exhibit runs through May 31. Arts Alive Gallery is located in the La Cima Mall in Breckenridge, 501 Main St., and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call (970) 453-0450 for more information.

New art store in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Art Supply is now open at 201 S. Ridge St., just across the street from the Breckenridge Art District and Twist Restaurant. If there is something you would like to see the store carry, contact Rob Phipps at (970) 423-6945 or email info@artsupplybreck.com. Breckenridge Art Supply’s website, which is still under construction, is http://www.artsupplybreck.com. You can also find them on Facebook. Just search for “art supply Breckenridge.”

Neapolitan Porter is back at the Dam

Dillon Dam Brewery will tap a keg of brew master Cory Forster’s Neapolitan Porter for the next Tap it Tuesday. On Tuesday, a five-gallon keg of this special stash beer will be tapped at 5 p.m., with $5 half-pints while it lasts.

Neapolitan Porter is aged with wild honey- and bourbon-soaked white oak, spicy green chilies, vanilla beans and fresh strawberries. Fore more information on the brewery or Tap it Tuesday, visit http://www.dambrewery.com.

New director for Breck film fest

The 33rd annual Breckenridge Festival of Film, the longest running film festival in Colorado, has hired a new executive director. Additionally, the Breckenridge Festival of Film has moved back to its traditional timeframe in September.

Janice Kurbjun joins an all-new board of directors to pursue the festival’s mission to inspire, educate and entertain through the art of film-making. She brings energy and enthusiasm to the festival, which seeks to combine traditional film premieres with independent film programming, forums and unprecedented access to filmmakers.

The new directorship and enlivened vision mark a turning point in the festival’s history. The new and invigorated board is made up of community leaders Ambur Stevens, Cynthia Gordon, Lisa Korry Cheek, Gary Martinez, Sharon Schoeffield, Zak Himmelman and Kay and Albert Stowell.

Breckenridge Festival of Film takes place Sept. 19-22. The film festival is still seeking submissions via its Withoutabox account, accessible at http://www.withoutabox.com using a filmmaker account. Submission fees apply. Inquire about submitting to the Adventure Track, as deadlines extend into the summer and different fees apply. Tickets and passes to the film festival are on sale now at http://www.breckfilmfest.com.

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