The Wicked Witch of the West strikes the FAC

Posted by Edie Adelstein on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 3:02 PM

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center meant well with yesterday’s publicity stunt leading up to their theater production for The Wizard of Oz.
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But things got a little hairy.

Despite what the Gazette’s coverage would lead you to believe, it wasn’t all ruby slippers and yellow brick roads. Thanks to an errant breeze and a sharp tree, the kids and other media witnessed a flailing hot-air balloon punctured by a branch and emergency services. FAC communications director Warren Epstein suffered a broken arm in the incident, but luckily that was the only injury.

And god love the actors, who stayed in character the whole time.

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I heard the whole errant wind and Epstein's broken arm were all part of the stunt. I wouldn't put it past him.

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Posted by Warren Epstein 1 on 11/20/2013 at 4:01 PM

Jason! You are adorable and I can't wait! I have never seen the movie (shocker), so I look forward to seeing this!

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Posted by Jillmarie Peterson on 11/20/2013 at 4:30 PM

I have lust in my heart for Glenda the Good Witch. Gimme some boner pills NOW.

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Posted by OldCrank on 11/20/2013 at 7:50 PM
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