Todd Mountain Theater Project's annual fund-raiser set for May 30


Andes — A vacation in the Rockies! High tea for eight at the legendary Galli-Curci mansion! Arts and crafts by our area’s finest artists and artisans! Acupuncture treatments by an expert!
Come bid on these and many other items at the annual Auction/Brunch benefit for the Todd Mountain Theater Project on Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday May 30 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Andes Hotel.
Enjoy a generous and delectable buffet brunch as master auctioneer Chuck McIntosh leads the proceedings.
Good food, great values, and a convivial atmosphere have made TMTP’s annual auction a can’t-miss event for many local residents. At the same time, says artistic director Suzanne Pred Bass, “The auction is an essential source of funds for our summer production. Every cent we raise goes toward putting on a first-class professional show in August.”
This year’s play is “Limbo Tales” by award-winning playwright Len Jenkin — a thoroughly captivating play that takes theatergoers on a wild ride through the heart of the USA into the lives and minds of people caught in the midst of dreams, dilemmas and indecision. A true twilight zone for 2010. The play will be directed by Kip Fagan.
A highlight of this year’s event is a weeklong stay at the fabulous Stonebridge Inn in Snowmass/Aspen Colo., in a studio that sleeps four. TMTP thanks Susan Dennison for arranging this donation. Other auction items, all donated by members of the community, include antiques, art and crafts, and such services as a catered meal for eight by TMTP’s master chefs. Contributing artists and crafts people include Bob Axelrod, Robin Bruck Tanner, John Hopkins, David Leveson, Meg Leveson, Patrice Lorenz, Helene Manzo, Bonnie Mitchell, Marilyn Silver, Nat Thomas, Marie Vickerilla, Ros Welchman and Ellen Wong.
Local businesses who donated include Discoveries, Home Goods, Margaretville Liquor Store, Mountain Yarns, M Gerard Home, Paisley’s and Quarltere’s.
There will also be a silent auction of select items and a raffle drawing for a case of fine wine.  For any and all who spend $300 at the auction, brunch is free.
Viewing of auction items will begin at 11 a.m., with bidding scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m.  Children are welcome, and the 1:30 p.m. end-time leaves plenty of time afterward to see the sights in Andes and still make it to a Memorial Day barbeque. Online bidding is available starting May 25 at
Admission and brunch is $20 with a cash bar. Reservations are recommended. Call 586-3057 for info.