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Roll with an eclectic collection of characters in ‘Bike America’

Roll with an eclectic collection of characters in ‘Bike America’

“Bike America,” the dramatic comedy opening at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp this weekend, is not only a literal cross-country journey, but also a journey of discovery that explores issues of identity, individuality and community. The show follows Penny, a millennial who embarks on a transcontinental …
TwispWorks stages ‘Big Shaabang’ to celebrate progress

TwispWorks stages ‘Big Shaabang’ to celebrate progress

Music, art, food and more at Saturday event By Ann McCreary TwispWorks will kick off summer with a Big Shaabang on Saturday (May 26), welcoming the community to the campus for live music and performances, open art studios, local food and beverages. The event is also an opportunity for TwispWorks to show off the latest...
Hussey wins inaugural Steinebach Award

Hussey wins inaugural Steinebach Award

The Merc Playhouse in Twisp has named Darla Hussey as the first recipient of its newly created Steinebach Award — named after the theater’s founders, Carolanne and the late Egon Steinebach — which recognizes “outstanding contribution to live theater.” Hussey “carries the spirit and passion of the founders who had the dream to begin The Merc,”...
‘Heathers The Musical’ tackles timely issues in LBHS production

‘Heathers The Musical’ tackles timely issues in LBHS production

An especially timely story about teen cliques, bullying and school violence comes to the local stage next week in the drama “Heathers The Musical,” with unexpected humor and catchy musical numbers. After months of rehearsal, the Liberty Bell Drama Company is …
‘Rikki Tikki Tavi’ is enchanting and beautifully staged

‘Rikki Tikki Tavi’ is enchanting and beautifully staged

“The Adventures of Rikki Tikki Tavi” carries audiences into an exotic and colorful jungle world when it opens Friday (April 27) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Presented by the Tom Zbyszewski Children’s Theater, “Rikki Tikki Tavi” features young local actors, many portraying exotic animals brought to …
Renowned pianist Stephen Beus at The Merc

Renowned pianist Stephen Beus at The Merc

By Marcy Stamper Award-winning pianist Stephen Beus, whose performances are described as mesmerizing and strikingly original, returns to The Merc Playhouse for a solo concert on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. Beus has roots on a farm in Eastern Washington, but since his orchestral debut at age 9 he has ascended to music studies...
For Egon Steinebach, the Methow Valley was a Western dream come true

For Egon Steinebach, the Methow Valley was a Western dream come true

As a child growing up in Germany in the 1940s and 1950s, Egon Steinebach was fascinated with America, and especially the history and lore of cowboys and the American West. He loved going to see western films at movie theaters in Germany, and read voraciously about …
The Merc Playhouse and Liberty Bell High School team up for ‘Rock ’n’ Roll’

The Merc Playhouse and Liberty Bell High School team up for ‘Rock ’n’ Roll’

The Liberty Bell drama club is presenting “Rock ’n’ Roll,” a complex and entertaining mix of history, music and politics by Tom Stoppard. The show opens Jan. 25 and continues through Jan. 28. Shows are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Friday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Set in Cambridge, England, and in Prague, the...
Methow Valley holiday entertainment and events roundup

Methow Valley holiday entertainment and events roundup

Here’s a quick roundup of events over the next couple of weeks. They are free unless otherwise noted. Cello recital Stephanie Strong, a student of Pam Hunt, will offer a free cello recital on Saturday (Dec. 23) at Community Covenant Church in Twisp, starting at 1 p.m. She will be accompanied by pianist Linda Mendro....
Merc mixes drama, comedy, music and more in 2018 lineup

Merc mixes drama, comedy, music and more in 2018 lineup

Rock ’n’ roll, Dr. Seuss, a cross-country bike trip, Cold War politics, and jungle stories — those are just some of the comedic and dramatic happenings that will grace The Merc Playhouse’s stage next year. The Merc has announced five shows for 2018, all with local actors. The season starts in …