By George Orwell
Adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan
Directed by Chris Wooley
September 7-23, 2018
Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor, and the audience — which acts as a silent witness to his torture. A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century.
Suitable for mature audiences only!
CLOSING IT UP
October 11-21, 2018
Written by Stage Left resident playwright Molly Allen
Directed by Heather McHenry-Kroetch
A World Premiere by Stage Left’s Playwright in Residence, Molly Allen.
Discover the delights of family dynamics in this humorous evening of entertainment.
October 26-28, 2018
Original 10-minute plays from playwrights around the world.
Written by Sean Devine
Directed by Chris Hansen
November 16 – December 2, 2018
The Long Christmas Ride Home
Written by Paula Vogel
Directed by Susan Hardie
December 13-23, 2018
Follow a dysfunctional family during the Christmas Holiday!
Contains the use of puppets!
The Controversy of Valladolid
by Jean-Claude Carrière, English version by Richard Nelson
Directed by Andrea Tate
January 11-27, 2019
written by Marina Carr
Directed by Rebecca McNeill
February 22 – March 10, 2019
Troy has fallen. It’s the end of war and the beginning of something else. Something worse. As the cries die down after the final battle, there are reckonings to be made. Humiliated by her defeat and imprisoned by the charismatic victor Agamemnon, the great queen Hecuba must wash the blood of her buried sons from her hands and lead her daughters forward into a world they no longer recognize. Agamemnon has slaughtered his own daughter to win this war. But now another sacrifice is demanded…In a world where human instinct has been ravaged by violence, is everything as it seems in the hearts of the winners and those they have defeated?
Fast and Furious
March 15-17, 2019
36 original 1-minute plays from playwrights around the world.
A Bright Room Called Day
written by Tony Kushner
Directed by Lindsay Teter
March 29 – April 14, 2019
“Tony Kushner’s A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY … is unabashedly political, thought-provoking, a little scary, and frequently a good deal of theatrical fun … BRIGHT ROOM is … an examination of Nazi Germany in an attempt to shed insight on our own time. It’s brash, audacious, and, depending on your politics, anything from infuriatingly naïve to intoxicatingly visionary. In its 1932-33 span, it tells of a group of Berlin artists and friends, with varying degrees of communist leanings, and of the changes in their lives as democracy falls and Adolph Hitler takes over.” —Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune
“It’s fun to see a show this engaged. This passionate and ready to talk. Wild, uneven, pugnacious, ragged, committed, smart, dumb, satirical, and utterly serious … Always dramatically and intellectually forceful. And most important, always passionately committed. More than a diatribe against Reagan or a falling-into-the-Nazi-abyss history play, A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY is an assertion of the need for commitment.” —Anthony Adler, The Reader
Made In Spokane Film Festival – MISFF
April 19-20, 2019
Films made in Spokane by Spokane artists, actors and directors.
April 27, 2019
24-hour Playwrighting, Rehearsing and Performance. One Day Only!
May 9-12, 2019
First-graders write the plays, college students direct and perform them!
The Threepenny Opera
May 24 – June 9, 2019
Brecht and Weill turned to John Gay’s 18th-century ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ to fashion this savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern morality. Set in Victorian London, the bitter tale is told of the predatory outlaw known as Mack the Knife. He secretly marries the daughter of Soho’s underworld boss, but is soon betrayed by his sinister in-laws and sent to prison. After being freed by the police chief’s daughter, he is again betrayed- this time by a prostitute-and sentenced to death. At the final hour he manages a reprieve from Queen Victoria herself, thus providing a menacing finale of ferocious irony.
The Long Form
June 28-30, 2019
Four original plays from Eastern Washington playwrights.
The Lonely Planet
Written by Steven Dietz
Directed by Thomas Heppler