Category: Theater

Heartsparkle Players

A Different Challenge for Heartsparkle Players

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Heartsparkle Players is best known for its Playback Theater performances, in which the players act out audience members’ stories. Away...

Rachel Corrie

At Long Last, Her Name Is Rachel Corrie

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Even now, 13 years after her death at age 23, few names are more controversial in Thurston County than that of Olympia activist Rachel...

John Pratt in OLT's Educating Rita

Chaucer Comes to Life on Stage

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS In mid-January 2017, Olympia Little Theatre will produce a staged reading of A Lollard in the Wind: Chaucer’s Dilemma by local...

David Maldonado, Molly Quinn, Tad Mettler, Heidi Fredericks, Daniel Fassnacht and Henry Meyer in ATP's Les Miz

Apple Tree Productions’ Les Misérables

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Imagine you have five days to rehearse and perform the musical Les Misérables. Now add that you’re still a teenager and have little...

Jess Allan and Robert McConkey in The Physician in Spite of Himself

REVIEW: The Physician in Spite of Himself

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Once again Theater Artists Olympia (TAO) has taken a classic and updated it to make it, if not better than the original, then...

Letters to Sala: Olympia Drama Makes Cultural Points

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS During World War II, a young Jewish girl managed to document her survival and endurance through the travails of wartime Germany. Across five...

Kathryn Beall (director), Tom Lockhart and John Pratt of An Act of the Imagination

OLT’s Act of the Imagination

by Kristopher Stewart for OLY ARTS An Act of the Imagination combines the thrills and twists of Agatha Christie mysteries with the intimacy of small-scale theater. The...

An Improbable Peck of Plays

An Improbable Peck of Plays 5

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS An Improbable Peck of Plays turns five this year, presented by Theater Artists Olympia (TAO) and the Northwest Playwrights Alliance in the...

Kate Ayers

Let’s Play Daytime Shows at OFT

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Olympia Family Theater’s “Let’s Play Daytime Shows” are interactive shows for young children, performed on the first Monday,...

Jeffrey Painter, Jessica Weaver, Adam St. John and Kira Batcheller of Two Gents

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Two decades after he last directed The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Scot Whitney of Harlequin Productions is at it again. This show, featuring...