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Learn about opportunities in community theater

Learn about opportunities in community theater

By Laurelle Walsh

The Merc Playhouse is holding open auditions on Saturday (Oct. 4) at 10 a.m. This is an opportunity for people to get involved in community theater in a number of small and large ways, according to Merc Artistic Director Ki Gottberg. “I want to …

Arts briefs: October 1, 2014

Arts briefs: October 1, 2014

Gunnip’s works at The Loovre “What’s Whole is Already Broken,” an installation by local artist Laura Gunnip, is now on exhibit at The Loovre — the bathroom at Confluence Gallery in Twisp, where smaller shows can be accommodated. Gunnip’s work will be on display through Nov. 8, concurrent with the main gallery show, “The Big Sleep.” Murder...
Missi Smith is new executive director at The Merc Playhouse

Missi Smith is new executive director at The Merc Playhouse

The Merc Playhouse in Twisp announced on Wednesday (Oct. 1) that Missi Smith has been named as the theater’s new executive director. Smith replaces Jane Hubrig, who had been managing director for six years. Smith was most recently a book publicist for 45th Parallel Communications in Winthrop, The Merc said in a press release. Previously,...
Arts briefs: September 17, 2014

Arts briefs: September 17, 2014

This week: Confluence exhibit opens Sept. 27, Merc seeking stories about the fires, and Merc auditions for 2014 – 15 season
Arts briefs: Sept. 10, 2014

Arts briefs: Sept. 10, 2014

This week: Cascadia Chorale rehearsals begin Sept. 15, Music scholarships for students available through Cascadia/Pipestone and Open Merc is back on Sept. 19
The Merc launches search for new executive director

The Merc launches search for new executive director

The Merc Playhouse in Twisp has launched a search to replace Managing Director Jane Hubrig, who is leaving the role after six years as the theater’s day-to-day operations manager. Merc board president Sue Gottula said it’s a high priority to find a local person to fill the job, which has the new title of executive...
Arts briefs: August 20, 2014

Arts briefs: August 20, 2014

Blues at the pub Anni Piper, described as Australia’s “First Lady of Blues,” will appear Saturday (Aug. 23) at the Twisp River Pub. The show begins at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover charge. For more information, call 997-6822. a Love, Big Bad Gina share stage Local favorite Laura Love will be joined...
Visiting teacher and actor mentors young thespians

Visiting teacher and actor mentors young thespians

By Laurelle Walsh
Kids are hard at work having fun this week at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. In the midst of a weeklong drama camp session, 16 youngsters are working together under the tutelage of teacher Megan Fox Hicks painting a backdrop, crafting costumes, …
Sometimes virtue is its own reward

Sometimes virtue is its own reward

By Laurelle Walsh
Twisp pilot, flight instructor, retired dentist, actor and raconteur Bob Hoffman has had to give up dual roles as Valentine and the priest in The Merc Playhouse’s production of Twelfth Night, due to injuries from a motor scooter accident on July 21. Hoffman was airlifted to Wenatchee Valley …
Shakespeare goes cowboy-style at The Merc

Shakespeare goes cowboy-style at The Merc

By Laurelle Walsh
The Merc Playhouse production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Ki Gottberg, opens on Friday (Aug. 1) after a week’s postponement. The show will run for two weeks: Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1 – 2 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday, Aug. 7 – 9 at 7:30 p.m.; with a closing performance on...