Theater

Readers Theater Unlimited Play Showcase

Event: 
Thu, 03/15/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Readers Theater Unlimited will perform three short plays for spring: "A Shakespearean Baseball Game" directed by Nanette Wichman; "Easy Aces: Jane Goes for Psychoanalysis" directed by Nanette Wichman; and "The Plotters" directed by Marc Harrison. Come enjoy an afternoon of good humor performed by good people.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13. Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Event: 
Sun, 03/04/2018 - 2:00pm

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs. A philosopher with a nearly human soul, he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn’t simply about going fast. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime when he is sure he will return as a man. A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could perceive it.

 

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             The Art of Racing in the Rain

     WHEN:             March 1 – March 24, 2018; Thursdays-Saturdays at                                8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

     WHERE:          The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East,                                   Downtown Olympia 98501

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Event: 
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 8:00pm

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs. A philosopher with a nearly human soul, he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn’t simply about going fast. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime when he is sure he will return as a man. A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could perceive it.

 

     WHO:            Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:           The Art of Racing in the Rain

     WHEN:           March 1 – March 24, 2018; Thursdays-Saturdays at                                8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

     WHERE:          The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East,                                   Downtown Olympia 98501

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Event: 
Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:00pm

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs. A philosopher with a nearly human soul, he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn’t simply about going fast. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime when he is sure he will return as a man. A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could perceive it.

 

     WHO:              Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:            The Art of Racing in the Rain

     WHEN:            March 1 – March 24, 2018; Thursdays-Saturdays at                                 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

     WHERE:          The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East,                                   Downtown Olympia 98501

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Event: 
Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:00pm

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs. A philosopher with a nearly human soul, he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn’t simply about going fast. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime when he is sure he will return as a man. A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could perceive it.

 

     WHO:            Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:           The Art of Racing in the Rain

     WHEN:           March 1 – March 24, 2018; Thursdays-Saturdays at                                8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

     WHERE:         The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East,                                    Downtown Olympia 98501

     PRICE:           General: $35, Senior/Military: $32, Student/Youth: $20

                          Rush Tickets available at Box Office 30 minutes prior to                            curtain

I Am My Own Wife

Event: 
Sun, 01/21/2018 - 2:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents I Am My Own Wife

 

Harlequin Productions presents the Pulitzer Prize winning drama, I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright, which runs from January 18 - February 10, 2018, at the State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets to this historical drama are available at harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

 

This production is the second of Harlequin Productions’ 2018 Season. Based on a true story and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, I Am My Own Wife tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime.

 

I Am My Own Wife is winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2004 Tony Award.

 

I Am My Own Wife is a vivid portrait of a unique person whose ability to endure has been turned into a highly theatrical journey.” —Associated Press.

 

“…an experience that is intellectual, theatrical, funny, and poignant… it teaches us a history we never knew we had, and without forgiveness and sentiment unravels the story of one life.” —NYTheatre.com

 

Harlequin will host a special Community Forum on February 4, 2018, at 5pm. Several representatives from LGBTQ+ organizations in Olympia and Tacoma will be available to discuss the play and relevant issues. Seating is limited and only available to I Am My Own Wife ticketholders.

 

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             I Am My Own Wife

I Am My Own Wife

Event: 
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 8:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents I Am My Own Wife

 

Harlequin Productions presents the Pulitzer Prize winning drama, I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright, which runs from January 18 - February 10, 2018, at the State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets to this historical drama are available at harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

 

This production is the second of Harlequin Productions’ 2018 Season. Based on a true story and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, I Am My Own Wife tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime.

 

I Am My Own Wife is winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2004 Tony Award.

 

I Am My Own Wife is a vivid portrait of a unique person whose ability to endure has been turned into a highly theatrical journey.” —Associated Press.

 

“…an experience that is intellectual, theatrical, funny, and poignant… it teaches us a history we never knew we had, and without forgiveness and sentiment unravels the story of one life.” —NYTheatre.com

 

Harlequin will host a special Community Forum on February 4, 2018, at 5pm. Several representatives from LGBTQ+ organizations in Olympia and Tacoma will be available to discuss the play and relevant issues. Seating is limited and only available to I Am My Own Wife ticketholders.

 

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             I Am My Own Wife

I Am My Own Wife

Event: 
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents I Am My Own Wife

 

Harlequin Productions presents the Pulitzer Prize winning drama, I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright, which runs from January 18 - February 10, 2018, at the State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets to this historical drama are available at harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

 

This production is the second of Harlequin Productions’ 2018 Season. Based on a true story and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, I Am My Own Wife tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime.

 

I Am My Own Wife is winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2004 Tony Award.

 

I Am My Own Wife is a vivid portrait of a unique person whose ability to endure has been turned into a highly theatrical journey.” —Associated Press.

 

“…an experience that is intellectual, theatrical, funny, and poignant… it teaches us a history we never knew we had, and without forgiveness and sentiment unravels the story of one life.” —NYTheatre.com

 

Harlequin will host a special Community Forum on February 4, 2018, at 5pm. Several representatives from LGBTQ+ organizations in Olympia and Tacoma will be available to discuss the play and relevant issues. Seating is limited and only available to I Am My Own Wife ticketholders.

 

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             I Am My Own Wife

I Am My Own Wife

Event: 
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 8:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents I Am My Own Wife

 

Harlequin Productions presents the Pulitzer Prize winning drama, I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright, which runs from January 18 - February 10, 2018, at the State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets to this historical drama are available at harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

 

This production is the second of Harlequin Productions’ 2018 Season. Based on a true story and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, I Am My Own Wife tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime.

 

I Am My Own Wife is winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2004 Tony Award.

 

I Am My Own Wife is a vivid portrait of a unique person whose ability to endure has been turned into a highly theatrical journey.” —Associated Press.

 

“…an experience that is intellectual, theatrical, funny, and poignant… it teaches us a history we never knew we had, and without forgiveness and sentiment unravels the story of one life.” —NYTheatre.com

 

Harlequin will host a special Community Forum on February 4, 2018, at 5pm. Several representatives from LGBTQ+ organizations in Olympia and Tacoma will be available to discuss the play and relevant issues. Seating is limited and only available to I Am My Own Wife ticketholders.

 

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             I Am My Own Wife

Romeo and Juliet

Event: 
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 7:30pm - Sat, 01/27/2018 - 7:30pm

Romeo (Kolby King) and Juliet (Johanna Chhay) is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare which follows the star-crossed young lovers. They are drawn to each other from the first time they meet, despite that their families being sworn enemies. The play is set in Verona, Italy, and the director (Kristina Cummins) is placing it in a dystopian futuristic world. It starts out with a ball hosted by the Capulets. Romeo is pushed to attend by his infatuation for Rosaline (Kalea Sciaccotta), one of the Capulets’ nieces; although he knows that as a Montague, he should not be seen there. He meets Juliet and falls in love with her instead, but his identity is revealed. Tybalt (Nick Riley), Juliet’s cousin, wants to kill him as soon as he finds out but he is stopped by Juliet’s father (Samuel Derrick). He does not want blood shed at his ball, so he lets Romeo go. The story proceeds to show us the vicissitudes that the two lovers go through, finding hope in each other while there doesn’t seem to be any. Fate, though, has different plans for them.

The show will be playing January 18th, 19th, 20th and January 25th, 26th and 27th at 7:30 pm, in the Capital High School Auditorium, 2707 Conger Ave, NW, Olympia, WA.

 

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