Photo by Ann McCreary,br \> From left, George Schneider, Dayton Edwards and Nick Bosco rehearse for “The Last Salmon,” which opens Feb. 26.

Photo by Ann McCreary
From left, George Schneider, Dayton Edwards and Nick Bosco rehearse for “The Last Salmon,” which opens Feb. 26.

“The Last Salmon,” a story-telling musical based on a book by local author Phil Davis and told through music composed by award-winning songwriter Casey James, will be presented Thursday through Sunday (March 3 – 6) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp.

The show tells the story of a wild salmon, Buck, who travels with his fishy friends from his river home out to the ocean and back again.

The production is written and directed by Ki Gottberg, artistic director of The Merc Playhouse and a drama professor at Seattle University.

The story is told through music and dialogue by seven singers and musicians: Dayton Edwards on drums; Asa Daniels, percussion; George Schneider, flute and percussion; Rebecca Kenney, vocals; Andrew Tuller, guitar; and Nick Bosco, bass guitar.

Show times are at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. March 3 is “Pay What You Can” night. Tickets are $5 to $15. For more information call 997-7529.

Post-performance discussions facilitated by Methow Conservancy will be held immediately following the show on March 3 and March 6.