By Steve Martin and Edie Brickell


“If you knew my story, you’d have a good story to tell.”


May 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2023

Directed by Mona Wood-Patterson and Mary-Catherine McAlvany

Scenic Design by Charles Ford

Costume Design by JoAnn Nevils

Photography by Kara Cavalca

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What Audience Members Said About Our Production of BRIGHT STAR:


“This has to be one of Merely Players’ best shows yet! The talent was amazing…actually everything we saw and heard was fabulous! Laughter and tears! Thank you!”

“Brilliant production! Songs echo in my heart.”

“I laughed and cried last night. What a beautiful show filled with heart and soul! Bravo!”

“I came to the show not knowing the storyline, and boy was I in for a heartfelt Rollercoaster! I laughed, cried, and wanted join in in song! Great job to the entire cast!  You got my tears flowing in the second half!”

“Last night’s performance was spectacular! I am continually blown away at the talent we have in Durango and last night was no exception… the actors were so perfectly aligned in their roles and so beautifully matched vocally. And Mandy, whoa! Such a dynamite! Thank you Merely Players for such an excellent production!”

“Wow wow wow!! Bright Star was gorgeous! I was blown away by the band and the set and the cast! Thank you for fighting to keep this show open. And thank goodness for Act 2, because Act 1 left me in a daze. Congratulations on yet another extraordinary production.”

“Well, you’ve done it again!  So much delicious feminine energy in your production, and I can’t quite put my finger on why, but it went so deep.  Maybe it’s because everything about it felt from the heart.  My dreams that night went into all kinds of new places!”

Our Preview in The Durango Herald:

Merely Players

49 Wedgewood Circle

Durango, CO  81301