Theater

Eclectica! Harlequin's Season Announcement Party

Event: 
Sat, 04/01/2017 - 5:00pm

Coming to the State Theater: Harlequin’s 2018 Season Announcement Party

 Harlequin Productions’ annual fundraiser and season announcement party, ECLECTICA!, will be held on Saturday April 1 (no foolin’) from 5:00-8:00 pm at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Attendees will start with a catered dinner from Pellegrino’s and there will be a no-host bar. The evening includes Harlequin’s famous wine toss game, live auctioning of a few special items, and the announcement of their Season 2018 lineup of shows. Don’t be surprised if there’s maybe even a little tomfoolery to commemorate the holiday.

Guests will hear from the directors and artistic directors about each of the seven shows that have been chosen for Season 2018. Patrons will also enjoy some of their favorite actors giving readings from each of the shows. A song or two may be possible as well.

    WHO:                Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             Eclectica!

     WHEN:             Saturday April 1, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 PM

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

     PRICE:             $25 per person

     TICKETS:        Tickets and info available at www.harlequinproductions.org, or by calling 360/786-0151

The Understudy at Harlequin Productions

Event: 
Sun, 03/05/2017 - 2:00pm

Harlequin Productions presents The Understudy

Directed by Scot Whitney

 

Harlequin Productions presents The Understudy, a quirky comedy written by Theresa Rebeck. This production runs from March 2 – March 25, 2017, at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

Franz Kafka’s undiscovered masterpiece is the hilarious and apropos setting for Theresa Rebeck’s exploration of the existential vagaries of show business and life. Charged with running the understudy rehearsal for a Broadway production, Roxanne finds her professional and personal life colliding when Harry, a journeyman actor and her ex-fiancé, is cast as the understudy to Jake, a mid-tier action star yearning for legitimacy. As Harry and Jake find their common ground, Roxanne tries to navigate the rehearsal with a stoned light board operator and her own careening feelings about both actors and her past. Will the show go on? The Understudy is a dazzling and humanistic look at people trying to do what they love in the face of mounting obstacles until all anyone can do is dance.

     WHO:         Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:       The Understudy

     WHEN:       March 2 – 25, 2017; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

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

     PRICE:        General: $34 Senior/Military: $31, Student/Youth: $20

$15 Rush Tickets available at Box Office 30 minutes prior to curtain

The Understudy at Harlequin Productions

Event: 
Thu, 03/02/2017 - 8:00pm

Harlequin Productions presents The Understudy

Directed by Scot Whitney

 

Harlequin Productions presents The Understudy, a quirky comedy written by Theresa Rebeck. This production runs from March 2 – March 25, 2017, at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

Franz Kafka’s undiscovered masterpiece is the hilarious and apropos setting for Theresa Rebeck’s exploration of the existential vagaries of show business and life. Charged with running the understudy rehearsal for a Broadway production, Roxanne finds her professional and personal life colliding when Harry, a journeyman actor and her ex-fiancé, is cast as the understudy to Jake, a mid-tier action star yearning for legitimacy. As Harry and Jake find their common ground, Roxanne tries to navigate the rehearsal with a stoned light board operator and her own careening feelings about both actors and her past. Will the show go on? The Understudy is a dazzling and humanistic look at people trying to do what they love in the face of mounting obstacles until all anyone can do is dance.

     WHO:         Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:       The Understudy

     WHEN:       March 2 – 25, 2017; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

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

     PRICE:        General: $34 Senior/Military: $31, Student/Youth: $20

$15 Rush Tickets available at Box Office 30 minutes prior to curtain

Mitten Puppet Show

Event: 
Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Ripples Puppet Theatre presents a puppet show based on the Ukrainian folktale, "The Mitten". This charming story about animals sharing a home in a lost mitten is accompanied by live music and storytelling. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

Age Group: Children 3-6 years, Children grades 1-3

The Tumwater Timberland Library is located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

 

My Name is Rachel Corrie

Event: 
Sun, 01/22/2017 - 2:00pm

Harlequin Productions presents, My Name is Rachel Corrie,  a humanizing, mature drama taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie, edited by Katherine Viner and the late Alan Rickman. This production runs January 19 –February 11, 2017, at the State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

 

A native of Olympia, Rachel Corrie was an Evergreen State College student who joined the International Solidarity Movement and traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada in 2003. She was killed by an armored bulldozer while acting as a human shield in an attempt to stop the destruction of a house. Seen by many as a political martyr, her death has, in many ways, overshadowed her life. However, Rachel’s story, told entirely through her own journals from the age of eight, reveals a complex individual of surprising compassion and inspiring integrity.

 

My Name is Rachel Corrie premiered at the Royal Court Theater in London in 2006. This is the first production of the play in her home town. The play is 90 minutes in length with no intermission. Each performance will be followed by a guided talkback to allow patrons to ask questions and share thoughts about the production.

 

 

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             My Name Is Rachel Corrie

     WHEN:             January 19 – February 11, 2017; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

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

My Name is Rachel Corrie

Event: 
Thu, 01/19/2017 - 8:00pm

 

Harlequin Productions presents, My Name is Rachel Corrie,  a humanizing, mature drama taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie, edited by Katherine Viner and the late Alan Rickman. This production runs January 19 –February 11, 2017, at the State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

 

A native of Olympia, Rachel Corrie was an Evergreen State College student who joined the International Solidarity Movement and traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada in 2003. She was killed by an armored bulldozer while acting as a human shield in an attempt to stop the destruction of a house. Seen by many as a political martyr, her death has, in many ways, overshadowed her life. However, Rachel’s story, told entirely through her own journals from the age of eight, reveals a complex individual of surprising compassion and inspiring integrity.

 

My Name is Rachel Corrie premiered at the Royal Court Theater in London in 2006. This is the first production of the play in her home town. The play is 90 minutes in length with no intermission. Each performance will be followed by a guided talkback to allow patrons to ask questions and share thoughts about the production.

 

 

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             My Name Is Rachel Corrie

     WHEN:             January 19 – February 11, 2017; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

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

Of Mice and Men

Event: 
Thu, 01/12/2017 - 7:30pm - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:30pm

Capital High School is putting on John Steinbecks Of Mice and Men. This show will run in January on the 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 each show starting at 7:30 pm. Staff, tech, and actors are becoming more excited by each day to share this touching production with the community in Olympia. Call the box office at (360)596-8053 with any questions. Tickets can be bought at the door. This show includes mature themes, situations, and strong language. 

The Stardust Christmas Enchantment

Event: 
Sun, 11/27/2016 - 2:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents A Holiday Musical for all to Enjoy 

Harlequin Productions presents The Stardust Christmas Enchantment by Harlow Reed, which runs from November 25 – December 31, 2016, at the State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets to this musical comedy for all ages are available at harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

This production kicks off Harlequin Productions’ 2017 Season. This is the 21st installment of Harlequin’s highly popular tradition of original musicals set in the Stardust Club in Manhattan, celebrating the season with song, dance and laughs.

This Harlequin original series has brightened the holidays for twenty-one seasons and has become a regional tradition for the whole family. Set in 1960 this year, the gang celebrates the election of John F. Kennedy to the White House and the sense that America has entered a new age. However, mysterious events involving myth and magic draw them into circumstances only the spirit of Christmas can untangle. Features popular music of the time, dance and comedy for anyone ready to enjoy the holidays!

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             The Stardust Christmas Enchantment

     WHEN:             November 25 – December 31, 2016; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

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

     PRICE:             General: $48, Senior/Military: $44, Student/Youth: $25

The Stardust Christmas Enchantment

Event: 
Fri, 11/25/2016 - 8:00pm

Harlequin Productions Presents A Holiday Musical for all to Enjoy 

Harlequin Productions presents The Stardust Christmas Enchantment by Harlow Reed, which runs from November 25 – December 31, 2016, at the State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets to this musical comedy for all ages are available at harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

This production kicks off Harlequin Productions’ 2017 Season. This is the 21st installment of Harlequin’s highly popular tradition of original musicals set in the Stardust Club in Manhattan, celebrating the season with song, dance and laughs.

This Harlequin original series has brightened the holidays for twenty-one seasons and has become a regional tradition for the whole family. Set in 1960 this year, the gang celebrates the election of John F. Kennedy to the White House and the sense that America has entered a new age. However, mysterious events involving myth and magic draw them into circumstances only the spirit of Christmas can untangle. Features popular music of the time, dance and comedy for anyone ready to enjoy the holidays!

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:             The Stardust Christmas Enchantment

     WHEN:             November 25 – December 31, 2016; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

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

     PRICE:             General: $48, Senior/Military: $44, Student/Youth: $25

It Can't Happen Here: An Evening of Theater

Event: 
Mon, 10/10/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the Olympia Theater Club as it performs selections from the play “It Can't Happen Here", Sinclair Lewis and John C. Moffett’s 1936 adaptation of the famous novel. Mirroring the rise of fascism in Europe, this cautionary tale follows the election of a populist demagogue who pledges to return the country to prosperity and greatness. Despite the extremity of his actions, many make excuses and reassure themselves that fascism “can’t happen here”--only to find that they are wrong.

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

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