Coming to the Ballard Underground May 14-31:
Arouet Presents “The Children’s Hour”
A serious and adult play about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about the two women, the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story, which precipitates tragedy for the women. It is later discovered that the gossip was pure invention, but it is too late. Irreparable damage has been done.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit Arouet’s website.
*Early bird special! Use code GLT-TCH to get $12 general admission tickets if
purchased by May 13 at 11:59pm (regular: $16.).
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.
Visit copiouslove.org/ for more information and to buy tickets.