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Mama Won't Fly

This play will be performed at

Orcas Island Grange

3252 Orcas Road,

Eastsound, WA 98245

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Next up: Mama Won't Fly

The Actors Theater of Orcas Island is pleased to announce 7 performances of the rollicking, laugh-out-loud comedy “Mama Won’t Fly” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten.

What happens when Norleen’s son Walker is getting married in California and mama lives in Birmingham, Alabama and won’t fly?  A road trip, of course, as Norleen (Lesley Liddle), Savannah (Luann Pamatian) and Hayley (Rebecca Herman) set off to drive to California and see the sights and visit family along the way. 

At the same time Savannah is searching for a long lost love to bring some happiness back into her life after two disastrous marriages.  Just about everything that can go wrong does as fourteen actors take on the 25 roles of family, friends and strangers as the three women make their journey. Mama Won't Fly has a number of Actors Theater regulars as well as those not sccn on our stage in a long time. Enjoy cameo appearances by Melinda Milligan, Ed Sutton, Elane Phipps, Cele Westlake, Ron Herman, Brian Richard, Suzanne Gropper, Tony Lee, John Mazzarella, Pat Ayers and Freddy Hinkle.

“Mama Won’t Fly” opens on Friday, February 20th with additional performances on February 21, 27, 28 and March 6,7,8.  All performances start at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are $10 and are available at Darvills, on-line at  and at the door.

This play is suitable for all ages.  For additional information, contact Doug Bechtel at 360-317-5601.

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Dance? Who can dance?

And coming up in April:

Playfest 2015.

It’s the 10th Annual Playwrights’ Festival!

Come and see this years’ series of seven short plays, all written, directed, and performed by the members of our community. PlayFest offers a spectrum of theater experiences that guarantee to enraptured the audience with its flights of fancy, soul-felt conflicts and bittersweet memories.

This event gives islanders a stage upon which to display their own literary creations, their acting abilities, and directorial vision.

The plays will be presented at the Grange on Friday and Saturday, April 24 ,25 and Friday - Sunday May 1,2,3.

Tickets are $10, and all performances begin at 7:30 p.m., with doors open at 7 p.m.

The event is PG 13, for some mild but choice words that will appear in certain plays. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at Darvill’s Bookstore or online.


And In September:

Calendar Girls. Yes, they have made a play out of the movie based on the true story of a group of english women who made a calendar to raise money to replace the worn out sofa in the waiting room of a hospital after the husband of a member of their group dies of cancer.

This play is both laugh out loud funny and touching. This will be one of our "don't miss" productions.

Calendar Girls opens the weekend after Labor Day and runs for three weekends.


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