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Liberty Bell students stage original play Brain Circus – NY 2025

Liberty Bell students stage original play Brain Circus – NY 2025

An original sci-fi political thriller that explores themes of climate change, surveillance and the power of corporations is the collective brainchild of Liberty Bell Drama Company and the group’s drama coach Danbert Nobacon. Brain Circus — NY 2025 puts a dozen characters in the near future  in an unfolding story that the audience understands even …
Arts briefs: April 22, 2015

Arts briefs: April 22, 2015

Pipestone student recital Sunday Students of Pam Hunt at the Pipestone School of Music will hold their annual studio recital in the Methow Valley Community Center gym on Sunday (April 26) at 3 p.m. Students from age 5 to 23 will perform solo and group pieces on violin, viola and cello. The event is free but...
Four one-act plays at Merc guaranteed to amuse, engage

Four one-act plays at Merc guaranteed to amuse, engage

By Ann McCreary Four short comedies with a common theme — love and relationships at various stage of life — will be presented in a Readers’ Theater production Friday and Saturday nights (April 17 – 18) at The Merc Playhouse. “This show is guaranteed to make you laugh,” said director Laurelle Walsh. “Some of it is hilarious, and some is bittersweet....
Arts briefs: April 8, 2015

Arts briefs: April 8, 2015

Open Merc is back Musicians, improv artist, poets, stand-up performers and other innovative entertainers are invited to The Merc Playhouse’s Open Merc on Tuesday (April 14) at 7 p.m. Marc Holm hosts. Admission is by donation. For more information, call 997-7529. One-act comedies at The Merc The Merc Readers’ Theater will present a “Festival of...
Methow Valley Fund awards $70,480 to local nonprofits

Methow Valley Fund awards $70,480 to local nonprofits

The Methow Valley Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, has recently awarded $70,480 in grants to Methow Valley nonprofits. Established in 2006, the Methow Valley Fund provides grant funding to charitable organizations that are meeting needs and developing strong, sustainable programs that enhance the Methow Valley. The fund is advised by...
As You Like It opens on Friday at The Merc

As You Like It opens on Friday at The Merc

By Laurelle Walsh Director Rod Molzahn and a cast of 19 Methow Valley youngsters present a Children’s Theater production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It at The Merc Playhouse opening this Friday (March 6) and continuing through March 15. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees start at 2 p.m....
Morning’s at Seven finds humor in dysfunctional family relationships

Morning’s at Seven finds humor in dysfunctional family relationships

By Laurelle Walsh
The Merc Playhouse presents a Readers Theater production of Morning’s at Seven, a comedy by Paul Osborn, on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 20–21) at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. The Tony Award-winning play first opened on Broadway in 1939 …
‘Winter Wonder’ reveals more than one side of the holidays

‘Winter Wonder’ reveals more than one side of the holidays

By Laurelle Walsh

The Merc Playhouse’s holiday show, “Winter Wonder,” opens this weekend with an evening of poetry, dance, stories and songs all about the season. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday …

Arts briefs: Nov. 26, 2014

Arts briefs: Nov. 26, 2014

This week: ‘Winter Wonder’ coming to The Merc, Messiah sing-along, and Yuletide variety show
Fire stories woven together in ‘BURN’ at The Merc

Fire stories woven together in ‘BURN’ at The Merc

By Laurelle Walsh
Out of the summer came fire. Out of the fire came stories. Ten storytellers, all personally affected by the Carlton Complex fires of 2014, come together under the direction of Rose Weagant to tell their stories in “BURN: Stories of the Fire” at The Merc Playhouse on Saturday (Nov. 22) at 7...