Summit County Government

Posted on: July 29, 2016

Veterans Invited to Free Backstage Theatre Performance Aug. 6

Summit County and the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre are teaming up to honor veterans with free tickets to “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”

Tom Byledbal, Summit County Veterans Service Officer970-668-9160,
Michael Whitaker, Summit County Economic Security Programs Manager970-668-9160,

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre and the Summit County Veterans Service Office are partnering to treat local veterans to an afternoon of theatrical comedy. Veterans are offered free tickets for the matinee performance of the play “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6.

“We’re excited to extend our appreciation to our veterans by inviting them to this hilarious production,” Summit County Veterans Service Officer Tom Byledbal said.

Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” was the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for best play. Set in Bucks County, Pa., the play follows siblings Vanya and Sasha through a boisterous family drama when their sister Masha arrives with a new boyfriend and a big announcement.

Veterans are welcome to see the Aug. 6 matinee performance at the Backstage Theatre for free; their significant others can receive a discounted ticket price of $24. Tickets, available on a first-come-first-served basis, can be reserved by calling the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre at 970-453-0199.

Prior to the show, the Veterans Service Office will provide free appetizers and soft drinks for all attendees, beginning at 1 p.m. Veterans Service Officer Tom Byledbal will give a very brief presentation on available veterans’ services.

The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is located at 121 S. Ridge St., Breckenridge.

About the Veterans Service Office: The Summit County Veterans Service Office provides veterans with information and assistance related to VA health care benefits, copies of military discharges, home eligibility certificates, service-connected disability compensation, VA pensions and other needs. The office is located at the Frisco Workforce Center, 602 Galena St., Frisco. For more information, visit


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