Theater

Improv Night at Harlequin Productions

Event: 
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Something Wicked, the improv comedy troupe of Harlequin Productions, presents You Are Here: An Improv Show on Wednesday May 20 from 8-9:30 PM. The show features the celebrated comedy troupe performing their high-energy brand of improv in a performance guided by audience suggestions.

In the first act, Something Wicked will perform a series of quick, fast-paced games. In the second act, the troupe will present an improv format called a ‘monoscene.’ In this format, an improvised story takes place entirely in a single location, which is selected by the audience.

 “The short-form games are always a crowd pleaser,” said troupe member Vanessa Postil. “And the long-form piece we’ll be doing is a really interesting and fun format. This one’s going to be an awesome show.”

 Improv fans can purchase tickets at harlequinproductions.org, or by calling 360/786-0151. Admission is $15 with $10 rush tickets available at the Box Office 30 minutes before the show.

     WHO:               Harlequin Productions presents Something Wicked

Time Stands Still at Harlequin Productions - Sunday Matinees

Event: 
Sun, 05/10/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

On May 7th, Harlequin Productions opens Time Stands Still by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. This bold and provocative drama, which received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play in 2009, runs through May 30th at the State Theater in downtown Olympia.

 

Set in an industrial loft in Brooklyn, Time Stands Still explores the conflicted imperatives of Sarah, a photo journalist who has returned from covering the Iraq war after being injured by a roadside bomb. She and her professional and personal partner James have spent their lives living on the edge, risking everything to tell the world’s most important stories. They now find themselves confronted with the prospect of a more conventional life.

     WHEN:             May 7th – May 30th 2015; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

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

     PRICE:             General: $32, Senior/Military: $29, Student/Youth: $20

Time Stands Still at Harlequin Productions

Event: 
Thu, 05/07/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

On May 7th, Harlequin Productions opens Time Stands Still by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. This bold and provocative drama, which received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play in 2009, runs through May 30th at the State Theater in downtown Olympia.

 

Set in an industrial loft in Brooklyn, Time Stands Still explores the conflicted imperatives of Sarah, a photo journalist who has returned from covering the Iraq war after being injured by a roadside bomb. She and her professional and personal partner James have spent their lives living on the edge, risking everything to tell the world’s most important stories. They now find themselves confronted with the prospect of a more conventional life.

     WHEN:             May 7th – May 30th 2015; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

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

     PRICE:             General: $32, Senior/Military: $29, Student/Youth: $20

Eclectica!

Event: 
Sun, 04/19/2015 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Harlequin Productions’ annual fundraiser and season announcement party, Eclectica!, is coming up on Sunday April 19th at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. The event will take place from 5:00-8:00 PM and include catered dinner, no-host bar, live entertainment, a wine toss, a live auction, and the announcement of Harlequin’s Season 2016 lineup of shows.

“The 2016 Season is Harlequin’s 25th anniversary season,” said Managing Artistic Director Scot Whitney. “We’ve got some surprises in store to mark the occasion.”

Entertainment will be provided by the acclaimed musical duo Red & Ruby, featuring LaVon Hardison and Vince Brown. In addition, Harlequin’s improv troupe, Something Wicked, will present live improv comedy.

Eclectica! is always a very fun event,” commented Harlequin Artistic Director Linda Whitney. “Red & Ruby are fabulous, and Something Wicked will be hilarious as always. The evening promises to be a lot of fun for all.”

Tickets can be purchased by calling 360-786-0151, or online at harlequinproductions.org.

The 2nd Annual South Sound Improv Comedy Festival

Event: 
Fri, 04/03/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

 

The 2nd Annual South Sound Improv Comedy Festival is Coming to Harlequin

 

Something Wicked has a Slumber Party

Event: 
Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Olympia’s silliest group of improv maniacs is back with a new show! Join the fun as Harlequin Productions’ acclaimed improv comedy troupe Something Wicked takes the stage in Something Wicked has a Slumber Party. Sometimes slumber parties have gossip stories, sometimes they have scary stories, but on Wednesday March 18th, Something Wicked’s slumber party will be chalk full of wild and hilarious improvised stories!

Come dressed in your PJ’s and receive a voucher for ½ off a concessions item of your choice!

 

 Featuring special guest standup comedian Morgan Picton!

 WHO:         Harlequin Productions presents Something Wicked

 WHAT:       Something Wicked has a Slumber Party

 WHEN:       Wednesday March 18,2015 from 8:00-9:30 PM (end time is approximate)

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

Chekov's "The Cherry Orchard" at Evergreen

Event: 
Fri, 03/13/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

Event: 
Thu, 03/05/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Harlequin Productions is delighted to present Neil Simon’s classic sidesplitting comedy, Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Inspired by the playwright’s early experience as a writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit Your Show of Shows, the play hilariously captures what it was like to work with Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Carl Reiner and the rest of the most famous writing staff in television history. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but all the stinging wit and comic drama you’d expect from this group of mad geniuses is preserved as they scramble to top each other and impress the show’s leading man, who happens to be the maddest of them all!

WHO: Harlequin Productions

WHAT:       Laughter on the 23rd Floor

WHEN:       March 5-28 2015; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

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

PRICE:       General: $32, Senior/Military: $29, Student/Youth: $20, Rush tickets available at Box Office ½ hour before curtain

Something Wicked Looks for Love

Event: 
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Something Wicked Looks for Love

An Improv Show that’s Ready to Mingle

 

The 39 Steps

Event: 
Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Following its smash-hit holiday musical, The Stardust Christmas Commotion, Harlequin Productions is set to raise the curtain on the second show of its 2015 Season. The 39 Steps is a comically uproarious stage version of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film thriller, featuring four actors playing 139 characters.

Richard Hannay is a bored Londoner until he tries to help a counter-espionage agent prevent an organization of spies from stealing top secret information. But when the agent is killed, Hannay stands accused of the murder and finds himself on the run with a beautiful stranger who is less than eager to help save him and thwart the spy ring. The (many) characters romp through a dizzying array of locations, train rides, chase scenes, and prat falls in this charmingly audacious homage to classic suspense cinema.

     WHO:         Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:       The 39 Steps

     WHEN:       January 22nd–February 14th 2015; Thursdays–Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm

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

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