Announcing Stage Left 2018-2019 Calendar News!



Written by Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere

Directed by Troy Nickerson

May 24 – June 16, 2019

Added to Stage Left’s late season line-up is bare, bringing this cult classic to Spokane audiences for the first time. Opening May 24, and running through June 16, 2019, bare’s popularity and power stems from its honesty, resonating with audiences as it provides truthful accounts of the common complexities of teenage life.

A pulsating, electric contemporary rock opera, bare follows a group of students at a Catholic boarding school as they grapple with issues of sexuality, identity, and the future. As the group attempts to put up a production of Romeo and Juliet, tension flares, self-doubt simmers, and God’s path seems more difficult to find than ever.

With heart-pounding lyrics and a cast of bright young characters, bare is a provocative, fresh, and utterly honest look at the dangers of baring your soul, and the consequences of continuing to hide.

The Threepenny Opera, by Bertolt Brecht, which was previously in this slot, is moved to Fall 2019; details to come!

The Orwell Society: ‘1984’ in Spokane

Our American correspondent Carol Biederstadt crossed the continent from her East Coast base wondering what a small company in Spokane, Washington, could offer in a production of 1984. Read on and discover that she found a production that was not only “both current and timeless”, but one that required an even larger vocabulary.”