This weekend: The start of our summer Readers Theater series at Random Howse.
"God Damn Tom"
We kick-off our summer schedule of readers theater productions at Random Howse with a play that had its first reading at the Seattle Fringe Festival ten years ago.
Coming up this week: "God Damn Tom" by Seattle playwright Wayne Rawley.
Tom is accused of an awful crime. Did he do it? Family and friends are distraught, but do they all want him set free? In Wayne Rawley’s comedic drama “God Damn Tom” we’ll learn how these characters from Marysville are doing their best to deal with Tom – as individuals and as families. The cast features Aaimee Johnson, Chris Evans, Frank Michels, Pat Ayers, Rebecca Herman, and Ron Herman, who will make you laugh, cry, and gasp.
This play contains strong language and profanity and is not suitable for children.
Tickets are $10 and are available at Darvill's, on-line at www.orcasactors.com
and at the door.
"The Frog Prince"
Next up on July 23 & 24, come for an evening of theater and music with the production of David Mamet's "The Frog Prince"
- plus music by "The Daves": Dave Zoeller and Dave Parish. “The Frog Prince” is directed by Melinda Milligan.
In this short play Mamet turns his considerable talents to the age old children's story of the prince who is turned into a frog and must find a pure and honest woman to kiss him of her own free will. The old tale is given a decidedly contemporary sensibility that appeals to adults as well as to children. "The Frog Prince" features Indy Zoeller, Halley McCormick, Tom Fiscus, and Carolyn Fiscus. The Dave's will be playing music on guitar, flute, concertina and piano – Celtic, traditional, original and a few surprises.
Tickets are $10 and will available in July at Darvill's, on-line at www.orcasactors.com
or at the door.
Then, in September The Actors Theater will move back to the Grange with a full production of "Calendar Girls"
by Tim Wirth. This play, based closely on the movie (with many of the boring parts cut out), sports a cast of ten women and four men.
When Annie's (Suzanne Gropper) husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris (Bev Leyman) resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade some fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence.
The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.
"Calendar Girls" opened at the Chichester Theatre Festival and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.
"Calendar Girls" will open at the Grange on Friday, Sept 11th and run for three weekends.
Tickets are $10 and will available in August at Darvill's, on-line at www.orcasactors.com
or at the door.
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