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Bellinghamster One-Act Theatre (BOAT) Festival

This Event: January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 26, 2019

$10

The Bellingham Theatre Guild will be hosting a SEVENTH (count ‘em) Bellinghamster One-Act Theatre (BOAT) Festival starting Monday, January 14, 2019, and progressing until Saturday, January 26, 2019.

A “fringe”-style festival presenting an eclectic mix of 12 short works produced by mostly local artists, the BOAT Festival has entertained Whatcom County audiences since 2004.

Festival passes ($10) will be available each evening of performances at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St., Bellingham. A festival pass gains you access to all performances during the festival.

All performances are at the BTG.

 

 

BOAT 7 PROGRAM
The program is broken into four slates…each slate plays three dates during the festival, as shown below. Scroll down for full show descriptions.

 

BOAT Festival Schedule


SLATE A
Mon Jan 14, Fri Jan 18, Wed Jan 23
7pm
Anna Esther Productions presents SHOW AND TELL: A LIFE SO FAR
Written & Directed by Lynne Lohr
Cast: Lynne Lohr
From my well-examined and abundant life, I present symbols as I tell the stories of the most impactful experiences so far.
Monolog with possible brief audience participation
14+
Mature subject matter

7:40pm
Dragon Tales Productions presents THE GATHERING
Written and Directed by Judith Owens-Lancaster
Cast: Karen Edland, Sally Lubetich, Carolyn Gill, Dana Crediford, Linda Telfer, and Amy Landino
A victim of domestic violence, Emma learns what are true friends as they show their unwavering support and guidance.
Drama
16+
No warnings

8:20pm
Blaine Community Theater presents ROCK: THE NON-MUSICAL
Written by Mikael R. Kenoyer
Directed by Nick McDonald
Cast: David Bolden, Sandy Brewer, Mikael R. Kenoyer, Deborah Manley
Painting and hiding “kindness rocks” is an innocuous way of putting love out into the world. Until it’s an obsession. Then it’s just moving rocks from one place to another.
Drama
14+
No warnings


SLATE B
Tue Jan 15, Sat Jan 19, Thu Jan 24
7pm
Firefly Productions Inc. presents THE EMPEROR’S HUGE TIE
Written by Keefe Healy and Suzanne Mackay
Directed by Suzanne Mackay
Lighting Design: Dominic Salas
Cast : Ephraim Kurszweski, Adaryn Healy, Max Suwarno, Corinne Charbonneau, Finn McNutt, Keefe Healy, Suzanne Mackay, Keegan Healy, Fiske Healy, Margaret Mackay
Puppets designed and created by: Keefe Healy, Suzanne Mackay, and Amanda Timmins
“…all stories have been told before, been heard, agreed to and then ignored. Not just once but many times, in many ways for many crimes,” Firefly Productions mixes masks and puppets folklore and myths to tell a familiar story with a new twist.
Drama, Puppetry
14+
No warnings

7:40pm
Dagboek Productions presents WRITER’S BLOCK
Written & Directed by: Heidi Sackerson
Cast: Natasha McPhaden, Brendan Francis
Ever wonder what’s going through a writer’s head when they’re trying desperately to make a deadline, but just can’t seem to write? It’s a lot like this.
Comedy
14+
Warnings: language and mild drug references

8:20pm
Lost Borders Productions presents WALL
Written & Directed by: Michael Wallace
Cast: Woody Ciskowski, Suzie Clark
Set Design: Clare Tatarsky
They are going up everywhere, but what are these WALL things, anyway? A fast-paced exploration of the barriers that keep us safe, divide and starve us.
Tragi-pastoral comedy without manners
12+
Warnings: language, adult themes


SLATE C
Wed Jan 16, Mon Jan 21, Fri Jan 25
7pm
S.O.A.P. Box Players presents ACCOMMODATION
Written & Directed by Marla Bronstein
Cast: Christine Griffin, Christopher Coombs, Dawn Stoyanoff, Gavin Grant, James Christianson, Jacob Merz, Kathryn Murray, Ken Gunning, Marissa Oesterling, Marla Bronstein, Stephanie Blankers
Why would someone not want to “fix” being deaf? This question arises, sometimes in “Deaf” families. (Spoiler alert: this play will not answer that question.) All performances of Accommodation are voiced and signed.
Family drama
12+
Some adult language

7:40pm
Firefly Productions presents INTENTIONALLY AMBIGUOUS
Written by Keefe Healy
Directed by Suzanne Mackay
Lighting Design: Dominic Salas
Cast: Keefe Healy, Karianne Nelson, Bradley M. Dillon, Suzie Clark, Siggie Lytle, Elena Stecca
Sometimes what a story’s about depends more on who’s watching than who does the telling. Intentionally Ambiguous combines three stories, that may or may not be related, that may or may not have anything to do with dinner, delivery, or new balance shoes.
Drama
14+
No warnings


SLATE D
Thu Jan 17, Tue Jan 22, Sat 26
7pm
ANBAHAR’S BLACK MARKET THEATRE presents MOVING DAY
Written by Sean Walbeck
Directed by Shawn Fuller
Cast: Alycia Francis, Eliott Glasser, Desiree Roy and 1 actor
On the last day in their Birch Bay home, a couple watches local kids play on the beach.
Drama
14+
Warnings: Adult situations

7:40pm
Horsefeathers Production presents THE RING
Adapted from a Davy McGowan short story by Lucy D’Mot
Directed by Joan Prinz
Cast: Eddie Lester, Jill Likkel, Paul Niemi, and Elizabeth Sheinkopf
Ricky finds a beautiful gold ring in his garden, he cleans it up and gives it to his wife for her birthday. Surprising shenanigans ensue.
Thriller
14+
Medieval cussing and violence

8:20pm
Dragon Tales Productions presents ALL IN A DAY’S WORK
Written and Directed by Judith Owens-Lancaster
Cast: Joan Prinz, Paul Niemi, and Kristine Nordby
Our aging actress hasn’t made a film in donkey’s years until an old friend casts her in a horror film. Who knows? This could be the role that revives her career.
Comedy
12+
No warnings

Details

Date:
January 16
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$10

Organizer

Sean Walbeck
Phone:
360-647-9242
Email:
sean@gigglewax.com