Written by Helen Benedict and Directed by Susan Hardie
ONE NIGHT ONLY READER’S THEATER PERFORMANCE!
Saturday, November 9th @ 7:30PM.
Based on her book, THE LONELY SOLDIER, Helen Benedict has created a work consisting from monologues of seven soldiers, culled from their own words, gathered while interviewing these women for her book, Benedict created most of the monologues from taped interviews, but some are combined with letters the soldiers wrote by email. None are fictionalized.The names of the soldiers and their families and friends, along with some identifying details, have been changed to protect their privacy. THE LONELY SOLDIER MONOLOGUES: WOMEN AT WAR IN IRAQ gives us the story of our women in uniform from a front closer than the sands of the Middle East…from inside the very souls of the soldiers.
What We’re About: The Folio’s style is in a raw reader’s format. No bells, no whistles, no blocking–just the voices of the actors bringing the words of the playwright to life.
Seating is a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE style with a suggested donation of $5 at the door. No online ticket sales. Doors open at 7PM–arrive EARLY to snag your seat! Bring a friend or five, enjoy some wine, sit back & close your eyes and enjoy.
There will be a thirty-minute talkback after the performance with the producers, cast, & director! Don’t miss this intimate, unflinching, and sometimes disturbing portrait of women in today’s military.
Sponsored by Bob & Pat Mielbrecht
Venus in Fur
November 22-December 8, 2019
by David Ives.
Directed by Josephine Keefe
At the end of a long day auditioning actresses for his new play, Thomas is less than impressed. In walks Vanda, very late, but she convinces him to give her a chance. As they perform scenes from Thomas’ play, Vanda the actor and Vanda the character gradually take control of the audition, the lines between reality and role begin to blur. Vanda is acting . . . or perhaps she sees in Thomas a masochist, one who desires fantasy in “real life” while writing fantasies for a living.
Performances are 7:30 Friday and Saturday, 2:00 Sunday.
Online ticket sales close 2 hours before showtime (call 509.838.9727 or stop by the box office for ticket availability).
**Please note: all unclaimed seats will be released for resale 5 minutes prior to the performance. While we will do our best to accommodate late-comers, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to sit in your originally purchased seat if you arrive after seats are released.
Walk-up tickets are available two hours before showtime.
STUDENT RUSH: $13 (15 minutes before the show, at the door only. One ticket per student.)
Package discounts available!
A DIFFERENT KIND OF PERFORMANCE
Stage Left presents live theater that makes you think. Our productions touch on Social, Historical, Political, Ethical or Religious topics. We want you, the audience, not only to enjoy great theater that you wouldn’t see somewhere else, but to experience the show as either a mirror or a window. Maybe you’ll see yourself in one of the characters and have a mirror to your own life, or maybe you will see the experiences of someone you know and peek through their window. No matter what, our hope is that you come away with insight to a different perspective and create some conversation!