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Local performing arts company honors Nancy Jones

Updated: Jan 14, 2021

by Courtney Olson

Communal Pancake Performing Arts is debuting a performance of “Trouble in Tumbleweed,” a comedic western farce about a family who find themselves in some money trouble.

The show plays Sept. 27, 28 and 29 at the Heritage Hall at Riverton Fairgrounds. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or at The tickets include dessert at the show, and cost $15 or $8 for students with valid student identification. The performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

The show was selected by Communal Pancake Performing Arts founder Amara Fehring. It was chosen in honor of Nancy Jones, former English and drama teacher at Wind River High School. Jones passed away in 2016, and this show is a tribute to her accomplishments and influence.

Jones was dedicated to building community and experience through art– a shared vision of Communal Pancake. She founded the Pavillion Players, a theatre group dedicated to getting community members on stage, and produced and directed five plays that promoted community involvement.

Jones directed Trouble in Tumbleweed 20 years ago, making this project special to Fehring. Jones was a mentor to Fehring and her brother, Cameron, and was instrumental in shaping the foundation of their music and theatre education.

Jones was beloved by many. Her passion and appreciation for the performing arts inspired the lives of students, coworkers and friends. Her wisdom was freely and tenderly shared, and continues to prosper today.

For more information, contact Fehring at (307) 463-1248 or visit

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