Theater

Something Wicked Strikes Back

Event: 
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Something Hilarious This Way Comes! Something Wicked is back to deliver their tenacious brand of improv comedy and blow your mind with untamed merriment! Several wonderful guest troupes participated in what was an incredible 1st Annual South Sound Improv Comedy Festival last month, but now it’s time for Something Wicked’s first ever solo show. Troupe leader Christian Doyle has made one thing clear from the start: every show will be completely different. Now he, and the other ten wicked minds, are primed to deliver a show concept unlike any, ever. The improv comedy troupe based out of Harlequin Productions is back and ready to spread a new strain of wildly contagious laughter!

 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Event: 
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:45pm

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.

 

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.
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