Theater

Hamlet at Priest Point Park!

Event: 
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Animal Fire Theatre is proud to announce that our 2012 Priest Point Park production will be Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Often cited as the most influential piece of literature in the English language, Hamlet is the crown jewel of the Shakespearian cannon. The story is both a revenge tragedy and an infinitely complex meditation on life, death, and humanity. We invite you to see the piece that people have been fascinated with over 400 years, as we present a fast, raw, and physically intense staging of the greatest play ever written, in the beautiful setting of Priest Point Park.  All performances will be free to the public.

Directed by Austen Anderson, performances are scheduled to run for three weekends. The dates are Thursdays through Sundays, July 19,20,21,22,26,27,28,29, and August 2,3,4, and 5. All performances will be at 7:00 P.M. The location will be the same as the last 2 years, across the parking lot from the Playground at Priest Point Park.

Animal Fire Theatre is a fierce, young company, developed by Austen Anderson, whose mission is the staging of classical texts in rough, energetic, and modern ways. Comprised of young passionate artists, Animal Fire Theatre explores the breadth of human instinct and impulses in order deeply explore self and character. To find these impulses AFT members employ a number of non-traditional rehearsal methods to heighten their physical and emotional awareness, including an exercise where each actor embodies, portrays, and interacts with the other actors as an animal in order to connect to their characters motivations. This wild method of rehearsal often draws curious park-goers to investigate the source of the strange growls, howls, barks, grunts, and roars emanating from our rehearsal meadow. Yet audience and actor agree, the process creates a powerful energy that makes each AFT production captivating and memorable.  

 

TITUS ANDRONICUS - Final Matinee

Event: 
Sun, 08/12/2012 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

EVENT TITLE: Theater Artists Olympia presents Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus

FINAL MATINEE - August 12, 2:30 PM

LOCATION: Olympia Little Theatre - 1925 Miller Ave NE Olympia, WA 98506

TICKET PRICE: $12.00 general admission (with half-price rush tickets for students 5 minutes before each show during the first weekend)

TICKET PURCHASING: Tickets can be purchased at the door or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/254967

GROUP WEBSITE: www.olytheater.com

PRESS RELEASE: Theater Artists Olympia is at it again! Olympia's most adventurous theater company is tackling Shakespeare's most controversial play, Titus Andronicus. Steeped in blood, passion, revenge (and a big ol' bite of cannibalism), this is the stuff TAO is renowned for, and what it does best. Director pug Bujeaud prides herself on keeping her productions fast paced and vital for the contemporary audience. With that in mind Bujeaud turned to the Hells Angels motorcycle culture as an ultimate example of a modern tribal lifestyle in America. Set in the mid 1970s, at the end of a protracted turf war between the Romans and the Goths, Titus returns triumphant, prisoners in tow, and starts a chain reaction that brings destruction to himself, his family and all that he holds dear. Bold, bloody, and beautiful, Titus is a show that should not be missed.

TITUS ANDRONICUS

Event: 
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Theater Artists Olympia presents Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus

DATES: Friday July 27 - Sunday, July 29; Thursday August 2 - Sunday August 5; and Thursday August 9 - Sunday August 12 2012

TIMES: 7:30 PM all days - except for August 12, 2:30 PM

LOCATION: Olympia Little Theatre - 1925 Miller Ave NE Olympia, WA 98506

TICKET PRICE: $12.00 general admission (with half-price rush tickets for students 5 minutes before each show during the first weekend)

TICKET PURCHASING: Tickets can be purchased at the door or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/254967

GROUP WEBSITE: www.olytheater.com

 

PRESS RELEASE: Theater Artists Olympia is at it again! Olympia's most adventurous theater company is tackling Shakespeare's most controversial play, Titus Andronicus. Steeped in blood, passion, revenge (and a big ol' bite of cannibalism), this is the stuff TAO is renowned for, and what it does best. Director pug Bujeaud prides herself on keeping her productions fast paced and vital for the contemporary audience. With that in mind Bujeaud turned to the Hells Angels motorcycle culture as an ultimate example of a modern tribal lifestyle in America. Set in the mid 1970s, at the end of a protracted turf war between the Romans and the Goths, Titus returns triumphant, prisoners in tow, and starts a chain reaction that brings destruction to himself, his family and all that he holds dear. Bold, bloody, and beautiful, Titus is a show that should not be missed.

Satanic Prayer Vigil for Westboro Baptist Church

Event: 
Tue, 12/06/2011 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Please join us in a Satanic Prayer Vigil for the Westboro Baptist Church at the State Capitol Building in Olympia.

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church will be visiting Washington State to protest Gay Marriage on June 6 and 7.  We believe that the best response to this is to pray to Satan for them, and to possibly try to lure them away from their hateful ways by offering them cookies.

We may also make another attempt to lure them to the Dark Side on June 7, when they picket the King County Administration building in seattle at 10:15am

For more information, please see our blog:

http://blog.olympia.worshipsatan.org/2012/06/help-us-curse-westboro-baptist-church.html

Improlympia 2012

Event: 
Fri, 05/18/2012 - 7:00pm - Sun, 05/20/2012 - 11:30pm

Improlympia 2012 is the 4th Annual Olympia comedy festival! Three nights of nonstop improv and sketch comedy hosted by The Generation Friends Comedy Arts Coalition at The Evergreen State College's Lecture Hall One Theater, featuring improv and sketch acts from all over the country.

$5, Free for Evergreen students!

Friday, May 18th, 7:00pm

Generation Friends (Olympia)
Drop The Root Beer And Run (Seattle)
Worst Case Scenario (Seattle)
Opposites (Austin)
Improv Jam!

Saturday, May 19th, 7:00pm

Fat Kid Magic (Seattle)
The Upfront Party (Bellingham)
Upstate (NYC)
Street Lightning (L.A.)
Rap Crimes Division (NYC)
Improv Jam!

Sunday, May 20th, 7:00pm

Silky Boys (L.A./Olympia)
Cat Pack (Seattle)
Girls With Power Tools (Seattle)
Jason & Spike (Seattle)
Improv Jam!

https://www.facebook.com/events/338901516165670/

MY OLD LADY by Israel Horovitz

Event: 
Fri, 05/18/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ladies' Night Out: Fri. May 18th, 7PM

Our fourth collaboration with playwright Israel Horovitz is a charming comic drama that pits American cynicism against French "joie de vivre".

When a down-on-his-luck, middle-aged New Yorker inherits an extremely valuable French apartment, he rushes to Paris to solve his escalating financial woes by selling it ASAP. Upon his arrival in Paris, he is surprised to discover an elderly woman living in the apartment. And she has no intention of moving out.

A spiral of conflict, manipulation and growing friendship--complicated by the old woman's outraged daughter--alter everyone in this poignant play about how the secrets of the dead can transform meaning for the living.

Also May 10 - June 2 Thurs - Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM

Pay What You Can: Wed. May 16th, 8PM

Tickets: $12 - $32

Discounts for Seniors, Students, Military and Groups of 6 or more.

MY OLD LADY by Israel Horovitz

Event: 
Thu, 05/10/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Our fourth collaboration with playwright Israel Horovitz is a charming comic drama that pits American cynicism against French "joie de vivre".

When a down-on-his-luck, middle-aged New Yorker inherits an extremely valuable French apartment, he rushes to Paris to solve his escalating financial woes by selling it ASAP. Upon his arrival in Paris, he is surprised to discover an elderly woman living in the apartment. And she has no intention of moving out.

A spiral of conflict, manipulation and growing friendship--complicated by the old woman's outraged daughter--alter everyone in this poignant play about how the secrets of the dead can transform meaning for the living.

May 10 - June 2 Thurs - Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM

Pay What You Can: Wed. May 16th, 8PM

Ladies' Night Out: Fri. May 18th, 7PM

Tickets: $12 - $32

Discounts for Seniors, Students, Military and Groups of 6 or more.

A Sense of Wonder: A Play Based on the Life and Works of Rachel Carson

Event: 
Thu, 05/03/2012 - 7:00pm

Rekindle Your Sense of Wonder, Celebrate 50 Years of Action for The Environment on May 2 and 3.

  • The Willi Unsoeld Seminar and Rachel Carson Forum Present  A Sense of Wonder: A Play Based on the Life and Works of Rachel Carson on Thursday, May 3, 7 pm, in The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
  • On Wednesday, May 2, 6 p.m. The Master of Environmental Studies Student Association will present  The Social, Ecological, Economic, and Political Implications of “Correct” Pesticide Use in Our Society Today, featuring a panel of policy makers, activists, biological scientists, and research scientists, also in The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center.

The Evergreen State College will present A Sense of Wonder--a play about Rachel Carson’s love for nature and her fight to defend it.    The performance will take place in the Longhouse at 7 p.m.

The play, written and performed by Kaiulani Lee, has been touring the United States for over ten years. Lee has performed it at over one hundred universities, dozens of high schools, the Smithsonian Institute, the Albert Schweitzer Conference at the United Nations, the Sierra Club's Centennial in San Francisco, and at the Department of the Interior's 150th anniversary celebration.

A Sense of Wonder has played throughout the provinces of Canada, in England and Italy. In addition, Kaiulani Lee opened the 2005 World Expo in Japan and in May 2007 performed the play on Capitol Hill, bringing Miss Carson’s voice once again to the halls of Congress. 

Enchanted April

Event: 
Thu, 03/15/2012 - 8:00pm - 9:45pm

When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages,
they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria
blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again—rediscovering themselves in ways that they—and we—
could never have expected.


Runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday from March 15th through April 7th
Curtain - 8:00 PM
Pay What You Can: Wed. March 21st, 8PM
Ladies' Night Out: Fri., March 23rd, 7PM

The Heartsparkle Players - Stories of Love and Remembrance

The Heartsparkle Players -
Stories of Love and Remembrance

In collaboration with SoundCareKids, a support program for families with children who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives.

All of the Heartsparkle Players' performances start at 7:30 pm at Traditions Café (300-5th Ave. in downtown Olympia). They ask a donation of $5-$10, but they never turn anyone away.

Heartsparkle is a Playback Theatre group, based on spontaneous collaboration between performers and audience. People tell moments from their lives, then watch them re-created with movement, music and dialogue.

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