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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...
The Amish Project explores forgiveness in a community marked by tragedy

The Amish Project explores forgiveness in a community marked by tragedy

By Laurelle Walsh
Seattle-based actor, director and teaching artist Terri Weagant brings a solo performance of The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey to The Merc Playhouse in Twisp in two shows, …
Arts briefs: May 14, 2014

Arts briefs: May 14, 2014

This week: Pinkerton reads from debut novel, The Amish project coming to the Merc in June, and River is focus of next Confluence exhibit
Kids bring energy, imagination to Willie Wonka JR.

Kids bring energy, imagination to Willie Wonka JR.

By Marcy Stamper
The Merc Playhouse has whipped up a gooey confection, Willie Wonka JR., for its spring musical, with the entire 32-member cast between the ages of 8 and 18, and many of the props created …
Artists in Mother Experience Project examine the maternal ties that bind

Artists in Mother Experience Project examine the maternal ties that bind

By Laurelle Walsh
Eleven valley artists will tell their stories of mothering and being mothered in a one-night show at The Merc Playhouse on Sunday (May 11) at 7 p.m. The Mother Experience Project is a one-hour …
Arts briefs: May 7, 2014

Arts briefs: May 7, 2014

This week: a garden exhibit opens at the Methow Valley Inn in Twisp, Cascadia concert coming mid-month, make Postcards on letterpress at Door No. 3, and Merc offers drama camps for kids
Art briefs: April 30, 2014

Art briefs: April 30, 2014

This week, Musician Laura Love performs in Tonasket, MAW closes up, and just in time for Mother's Day, it's the Mother Experience Project May 11
Mirificus High explores the inner lives of teenagers

Mirificus High explores the inner lives of teenagers

By Marcy Stamper

What do you get when you unleash 13 teen imaginations and a drama coach who has been the lead singer of a British rock band and an actor, dancer and writer? You might just get Mirificus High, an original drama with equally original music that aims to …