Taphouse is an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s beloved Three Sisters,
set in contemporary Bellingham.
Chronicling a year in the lives of three employees at a favorite old-grey-mare bar that will “serve you whatever you want, so long as it’s beer,” three soldiers finally returning home after years of service in Iraq, two young artists trying to make opportunities for themselves in a sleepy small town, and two local gentlemen who have never known a life outside of their home. Taphouse asks us to examine what makes it so hard to leave behind the life you know.
What is home? How does something so comforting and stable as the idea of “home” become a crutch for some and a trap for others? Why is it so hard to leave your fragile glass bubble? What excuse will you use this time to not get what you think you deserve?
In spite of everyone having a reason to get up and leave, they consistently find themselves unable to do so. But this year will be different. They swear.
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Ghostlight Theatricals Presents
a new play development event
Rescued by Andrea Karin Nelson
directed by Elena Hartwell
“Who needs a prince? These ladies can rescue themselves!”
What Reading of new script followed audience talk-back
When June 14th, 3pm and 7pm
Where The Ballard Underground
Tickets Free event
You might recognize the stories from your childhood. You might think you know your princesses. But you haven’t met these ladies, yet! Rescued is a fairytale, all grown up.
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a group of disenchanted princesses band together to form a clandestine organization of wayward royals. Their mission is to help damsels in distress escape their royal prisons and teach them to stand on their own two feet.
Forget waiting around for a knight in shining armor, these fierce women trade magic slippers and royal balls for swords and battles. This humorous romp will have you cheering for Cinderella, Rapunzel and Belle as they climb towers, escape dungeons and battle evil stepmothers to reclaim their princess power!
Rescued is Andrea Karin Nelson’s latest play. It examines the tension between childhood fairy tales and feminism. As a writer, Nelson frequently explores how children’s stories permeate the adult consciousness and insert themselves into our collective societal narrative.
Featuring: Deniece Bleha, Nathan Cox, Karen Jo Fairbrook, Sophia Federighi, Geoff Finney, Alyssa Kay, Daniela Melgar, Jenifer Ross, Cody Smith and Anna Townes.
Event is geared toward adults, but appropriate for audiences 12+