Season Shows

Cyrano, September 8-24

About This Play

The most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover with this lively American adaptation of the 1897 French classic. Will Roxane fall for Christian’s dashing looks or Cyrano’s daring poetry? Find out in this timeless tale—full of wordplay and swordplay that’s been an inspiration to writers and lovers for centuries.

Written By: Edmond Rostand, Translated by Michael Hollinger
Adapted by: Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner
Directed by Chris Wooley

Back of the Throat, October 20 thru November 5th

About This Play

by Yussef El Guindi, Directed by Heather McHenry-Kroetch

Two government agents wreak havoc on the life of obliging Khaled, seemingly a luckless Arab American. The importance of the play is aided and abetted by the Federal Patriot Act — our government can be the agent for terrorism, and not its sorry victim. The play won the 2004 Northwest Playwrights’ Competition held by Theater Schmeater, L.A. Weekly’s Excellence in Playwriting Award for 2006, was nominated for the 2006 American Theater Critics Association’s Steinberg/New Play Award, and was voted Best New Play of 2005 by the Seattle Times.

Galileo, December 1-17

About This Play

The play follows the career of the great Italian natural philosopher Galileo Galilei and the Galileo affair, in which he was tried by the Roman Catholic Church for the promulgation of his scientific discoveries. The play embraces such themes as the conflict between dogmatism and scientific evidence, as well as interrogating the values of constancy in the face of oppression.

by: Bertolt Brecht,
English version by: Charles Laughton
Directed by: Chris Taylor

At Sweet Gum Bridge, Jan 12 – 28

About This Play

This play is dedicated to the Choctaw nation and particularly to Choctaw chief Apushamatahahubih, shortened to Pushamataha in the list of characters and to Push in the play. That chief was a contemporary of Andrew Jackson, when he was a general fighting the early Indian wars. Jackson used a divisive strategy, giving some advantages to the peace seeking Choctaws and managing to have their support in his fight against other tribes and particularly against Tecumseh, the chief of the Shawnees, who nearly managed to bring all Indian tribes together and was stopped in this project by Push himself.

by: Wallace Tucker

Burnt By The Sun, February 23 thru March 11

About This Play

General Kotov, decorated hero of the Russian Revolution, is spending an idyllic summer in the country with his beloved young wife and family. But one glorious morning in 1936, his wife’s former lover returns from a long and unexplained absence. Amidst a tangle of sexual jealousy, retribution and remorseless political backstabbing, Kotov feels the full, horrifying reach of Stalin’s rule.

by: Peter Flannery, after the screenplay by Nikita Mikhalkov and Rustam Ibragimbekov
Directed by: Lorna Hamilton

God’s Country, May 25th thru June 10

About This Play

This exciting, highly theatrical docudrama is about the growing white supremacist movement in America, those dedicated to violent revolution and the expulsion from “God’s Country” of non Aryans. The play covers all of the right wing lunatic fringe while focusing on three narrative spines: the trial in Seattle of a paramilitary group which calls itself The Order; the career and death of Denver’s Alan Berg, the outspoken, controversial, Jewish talk radio personality “assassinated” by The Order; and, finally, the hate filled career and death of The Order’s founder, Robert Matthews. These narratives are skillfully interwoven, sometimes non chronologically, with statistics and facts into a kaleidoscopic and highly theatrical vision.

by: Steven Dietz, Directed by Troy Nickerson

Season Tickets

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Other Shows

Molly Allen, Playwrights Showcase

About This Play

Molly Allen local Radio Personality, Actress and Playwright is now the new Resident Playwright for Stage Left Theater! The Showcase will feature the first, stand-alone act of “On Shaky Ground” which first premiered to sell out audiences at Ignite! Theater; a staged reading of a section of a new work, “Closing it Up” that we are working to produce; and the comedy “The Hostage” which won the Audience Favorite award at the Spokane Civic Theater’s Playwright Festival in 2016. After each evening’s performances, Molly will lead a “talk back” where audience members can ask her questions about her plays, process and inspirations! October 6, 7, 8 – Tickets $10

Playwright’s Playground

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A special event produced by Rebecca Cook and Juan Mas

A staged reading of short comedies by playwrights from the Spokane area and beyond.

Fast & Furious V

About This Play

Don’t blink! Stage Left’s fifth annual staged reading of super-short plays. This fast-paced, fun event will feature new comedies and dramas written by local and national playwrights and is sure to chase away the winter blahs. We will be doing a staged reading of 35 super-short plays. Audiences have loved previous incarnations of this fun, fast-paced event!

A special event produced by Rebecca Cook and Juan Mas

The Long Form

About This Play

Spokane Playwrights 30 minute original plays. Four unique and original plays presented at Stage Left Theater, written by local area playwrights, each about 30 minutes long. March 16, 17, 18 Tickets $10

Leftovers V

About This Play

Teams have a director, actors and a stage manager. At 7:00 pm Friday night, Directors draw the name of a playwright out of a hat. The Playwright draws the name of a prop out of a hat. Each Playwright has ten minutes to visit with their director and actors and then they must go write an original play for that team, using that prop, and it has to be done in 12 hours! At 7:00 am Saturday Morning, the teams meet, get their newly written scripts and begin rehearsing, gathering props, costumes and set pieces! At 7:30 pm Saturday Evening, Stage Left presents the fully produced, newly written and rehearsed plays! One performance only – March 31, 2018 Tickets $10

Marx In Soho

About This Play

A monologue in which Zinn presents Karl Marx in a visit to modern America (by dispensation from higher authority). Marx comments on the history of his life, on modern economics, on people he was associated with, and sundry subjects in a humorous and biting commentary.

by Howard Zinn

A special Anniversary event, recalling Stage Left’s opening show, April 2013

Kid’s Corner Festival Show

About This Play

First Graders from Evergreen Grade School write the plays. College students from Spokane Falls Community College Direct and Perform them! You never know what they will write about or what twists or turns their stories will take! This is a Don’t Miss it kind of thing! Showtime’s are at 7 pm / 2 pm so little brothers, sisters and grandparents can come – May 11, 12, 13, 14 – Thursday 7 pm, Friday 7 pm, Saturday 2 pm, Saturday 7 pm, Sunday 2 pm Tickets $10

And Then There Were None

About This Play

coming soon