Theater

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Event: 
Thu, 03/06/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:45pm

A wealthy southern family gathers to celebrate the 65th birthday of Big Daddy, but a number of evils poison the gaiety. Greed, sins of the past, and desperate hopes for the future fuel a rising competition for favor as Big Daddy's impending death becomes apparent. Maggie, Big Daddy’s daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she’s finally become pregnant by his favorite son, Brick, but Brick won’t cooperate, preferring to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son.

 

 

1st Annual South Sound Improv Comedy Festival

Event: 
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Total hilarity this way comes! Introducing Harlequin Productions’ brand-new improv troupe: Something Wicked. They will take the stage for the very first time at the 1st Annual South Sound Improv Comedy Festival – featuring the best and brightest comedy troupes from around the sound in a comedy battle royale that will never be seen again (this year)! Get ready for some real live improv with Something Wicked!

WHERE:          The Historic State Theater, 202 4th Ave E, downtown Olympia

PRICE:            $10-$25

TICKETS:       Call for tickets and info: 360-786-0151 or visit harlequionproductions.org

RATING:         Rated NS for Not Scripted

 

 

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

Event: 
Sun, 01/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Winner of The New York Drama Desk Award and The New York Drama Critics Circle Award, this outrageously funny and insightful look at the ways of self aware creatures also won its originator, Lily Tomlin, a Tony Award for best actress. From Trudy, the homeless savant, to Chrissy, the vapid gym bunny, this parade of engaging and insightful character studies will be performed at the State Theater by award-winning Seattle actress Terri Weagant.

Tickets $12-31 Available by phone (360) 786-0151 or online at www.harlequinproductions.org

 

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

Event: 
Sat, 01/25/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Winner of The New York Drama Desk Award and The New York Drama Critics Circle Award, this outrageously funny and insightful look at the ways of self aware creatures also won its originator, Lily Tomlin, a Tony Award for best actress. From Trudy, the homeless savant, to Chrissy, the vapid gym bunny, this parade of engaging and insightful character studies will be performed at the State Theater by award-winning Seattle actress Terri Weagant.

Tickets $12-31 Available by phone (360) 786-0151 or online at www.harlequinproductions.org

 

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

Event: 
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Winner of The New York Drama Desk Award and The New York Drama Critics Circle Award, this outrageously funny and insightful look at the ways of self aware creatures also won its originator, Lily Tomlin, a Tony Award for best actress. From Trudy, the homeless savant, to Chrissy, the vapid gym bunny, this parade of engaging and insightful character studies will be performed at the State Theater by award-winning Seattle actress Terri Weagant.

Tickets $12-31 Available by phone (360) 786-0151 or online at www.harlequinproductions.org

 

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

Event: 
Thu, 01/23/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Winner of The New York Drama Desk Award and The New York Drama Critics Circle Award, this outrageously funny and insightful look at the ways of self aware creatures also won its originator, Lily Tomlin, a Tony Award for best actress. From Trudy, the homeless savant, to Chrissy, the vapid gym bunny, this parade of engaging and insightful character studies will be performed at the State Theater by award-winning Seattle actress Terri Weagant.

Tickets $12-31 Available by phone (360) 786-0151 or online at www.harlequinproductions.org

 

The Acting Company - Hamlet

Event: 
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Readers theater performance of Alec Clayton’s Freedom Trilogy

Event: 
Thu, 09/12/2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Freedom Players, six local actors, will read scenes adapted from the books in Alec Clayton’s Freedom Trilogy: The Backside of Nowhere, Return to Freedom and the forthcoming Visual Liberties. The performance will be held at the Olympia Timberland Library this Thursday, September 12 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The event takes place after hours. Like all programs presented by Timberland libraries, it is free of charge. Following the performance will be a question-and-answer period with Clayton and the actors and a book signing.

Local author Clayton was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and moved to Olympia in 1988. He has published five novels and writes about art and theater for the Weekly Volcano, the News Tribune, and ThurstonTalk. His website is www.alecclayton.com/writings.html

The Olympia Timberland Library is located at 313 8th Avenue SE, Olympia. For more information, please contact the library at (360) 352-0595 or visit www.TRL.org.

Yoram Bauman, the Standup Economist Comes to Olympia

Event: 
Wed, 10/30/2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Standup Economist Yoram Bauman comes to Olympia. It's free!  It's fun!  You are invited?  Be there!

We will follow performance with a short panel event with Yoram and author Gar Lipow, then a short question and answer session.  The underlying discussion is the need for economic and legislative solutions to global warming.  Things like a carbon tax or a green jobs program. 

Carbon WA is the website for the carbon tax ballot measure. 

Sponsored by Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace and Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation - Climate Change Action Group.

Animal Fire Theatre presents: Julius Caesar

Event: 
Thu, 07/18/2013 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

ANIMAL FIRE THEATRE PRESENTS:

Julius Caesar

By William Shakespeare

 

Animal Fire Theatre is proud to announce that our 2013 Shakespeare in the Park production will be Julius Caesar. 

 

In a time when politics often become personal and political figures are alternatively traitors or heroes, Julius Caesar remains a relevant exploration of political power and struggle.  This production provides a raw look at the show and reveals how personal revenge and political rhetoric are so frequently intertwined.  We invite you to see this timeless piece of political tragedy staged only footsteps away from our own Capitol Building. "How many ages hence shall this our lofty scene be acted over in states unborn and accents yet unknown!"

 

AFT welcomes guest director Jenny Greenlee and is thrilled to present this powerful take on an ageless story of political and personal power. Performances are scheduled to run for three weekends. The dates are Thursdays through Sundays, July 18-21, 25-28 and August 1-5. All performances will be at 6:30 P.M. This year we will be performing on the Capitol Campus, in the Water Garden on the East side of the campus near the Korean War Memorial. All performances will be free to the public. We recommend that audience members bring a cushion or folding chair for their comfort. Information about how to park for free, how to use Intercity Transit's Dash Shuttle and our weather policy will be available on our website: www.animalfiretheatre.com. 

 

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