“Closing It Up” goes to AACT Festival!

Stage Left is excited to announce that our Resident Playwright Molly Allen’s new & original work “Closing It Up” has been selected to be a part of the AACT-American Association of Community Theatre festival! The first part of the festival will be hosted by Princess Theatre in late February.

If you missed the premiere run of “Closing It Up” back in October or would love to see it again, you are in luck as there will be two performances at The Bing Crosby Theater on February 2nd. Showtimes are at 2PM & 7PM. This is your opportunity to see the show exactly as it will be performed at the Kaleidoscope Festival 2019! We’ll be selling tickets at under Closing It Up on February 2nd, afternoon and evening shows $24.50 General Admission.

Links to our two events are:

Written by Molly Allen
Directed by Heather McHenry-Kroetch
Staged Managed by Thomas Heppler
Produced by Kelly Meilbrecht
Starring: Mary Starkey, Molly Allen, Andrew Biviano, Mark Pleasant, Mary Jo Rudolf, Marty Kittelson, and Penny Lucas

Congratulations to everyone involved in this fabulous production.

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.”