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Storyteller evokes America’s history from personal perspectives

Storyteller evokes America’s history from personal perspectives

A solo performer brings to life two tales from America’s past in two shows at The Merc Playhouse on Saturday (Sept 24) and Sunday (Sept. 25). Actress Michèle La Rue creates a cast of distinctive characters in this “story hour for grownups.” She will perform a story called “The Bedquilt,” written in 1906 …
Brady features Chopin in benefit concerts for Room One

Brady features Chopin in benefit concerts for Room One

Local pianist Michael Brady will present two concerts — on Oct. 1 and Oct. 8 — at The Merc Playhouse to benefit Room One, the nonprofit social services agency in Twisp. The concerts — with the theme “A Recital/Lecture, the Subject Being Chopin” — will include the composer’s last major works for the piano as well as Brady’s commentary on them, on Chopin’s...
Participatory poetry

Participatory poetry

People may envision poetry as staid, formal or exclusive. But Washington’s poet laureate, Tod Marshall, will disabuse anyone of that image — Marshall will excite readers and writers about the power of poetry to fuel the imagination through links with rock concerts, fishing and …
Renowned cello, bassoon duo in concert at The Merc Playhouse

Renowned cello, bassoon duo in concert at The Merc Playhouse

An evening of chamber music performed by a cello and bassoon duo will be held Sunday (Sept. 4) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Rebecca Rust, cello, and Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, are a husband-and-wife team based in Germany that performs throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, including three private performances for the emperor and...
State’s poet laureate to offer workshop, reading in Twisp

State’s poet laureate to offer workshop, reading in Twisp

Washington state poet laureate Tod Marshall will be in Twisp in mid-September for a poetry workshop and reading. The reading will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16 at The Merc Playhouse. Admission is by donation. The workshop will be on Sept. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m., also at The Merc. Participation is by donation; students...
Exeunt, stage right (at last)

Exeunt, stage right (at last)

To most people in the audience at The Merc Playhouse, when actors were off-stage, they were simply out of sight until the next scene involving that character. But a quirk of construction – converting a nearly century-old mercantile store to a theater – meant that the stage-right exit (on the actors’ right and the audience’s left)...
Venus in Fur poses edgy questions about desire, romance

Venus in Fur poses edgy questions about desire, romance

Venus in Fur is an intriguing, tantalizing title, and the crew at The Merc Playhouse promise that the show – an edgy, contemporary comedy about desire, vulnerability and relationships viewed through the lens of cultural conventions – will live up to that promise. “I chose the play because it has a very powerful message,” said Ki...
Twisp is alive with the sound of music this weekend

Twisp is alive with the sound of music this weekend

A musical weekend is in store as Cascadia Music hosts concerts throughout Twisp on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29. The annual Music Days celebration features free casual daytime performances by small ensembles around town on Saturday, and concludes with Pipestone Orchestra’s spring concert on Saturday evening. The lineup for the day …
The Women of Troy links ancient and contemporary issues

The Women of Troy links ancient and contemporary issues

Actors from Seattle University will present The Women of Troy on Saturday (May 21) at 7 p.m. in a one-night-only performance at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The Merc is offering a special invitation to students for the show — free admission to the play and…
LBHS drama students to cut loose in Footloose

LBHS drama students to cut loose in Footloose

Students in the Liberty Bell High School drama class have been polishing their lines, stretching their vocal cords, and kicking up their heels in rehearsals for next week’s performance of Footloose: The Musical. Footloose, which opens at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp on May 12, is a fast-paced musical about a small town that bans...