“The Lifespan of a Fact,” a play reading

“The Lifespan of a Fact” gets a Bellingham Theatre Guild reading December 3, at 2:00 pm. This is a Pay-What-You-Will event; no tickets are necessary.

LEND US YOUR EARS, The Bellingham Theatre Guild's Pay-What-You-Will play-reading series, presents the popular dramatic adaptation of the best-selling book The Lifespan of a Fact. The popular play based on John D’Agata and Jim Fingal’s groundbreaking book will be read on December 3, 2022, at 2:00 pm.

The Pay-What-You-Will performance, directed by Woody Ciskowski, follows the comedically tumultuous effects when a fact-checker challenges the truth of an essayist’s most acclaimed work. Based on a true story, the dramatic adaptation, by playwrights Jeremy Karaken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell, played successfully off-Broadway with Daniel Radcliffe and in professional theaters across the country. Currently listed as one of American Theatre’s Most Produced Plays this season, The Lifespan of a Fact will be performed in this single reading by skilled local actors Tim Albertson, Suzie Clarke, Ron Warner, and Carmen Sterk, and contains adult languages and situations.

LEND US YOUR EARS (with the mission: Good Plays Read Well) produces matinee readings with local actors in front of the curtains, with general admission seating and the audience choosing what it wants to pay. No reservations necessary and any questions can be directed to LUYE Artistic Director, Sean Walbeck (sean@gigglewax.com, 360-647-9242).

“THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection (www.dramatists.com)”

Recurring Event Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
By Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Les Campbell
November 25 - December 11, 2022
Auditions: 9/25/22 – 9/27/22

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

The December 4 matinee performance will have a short audience talk-back immediately following the performance.

This isn’t your grandmother’s Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what turns us into greater fools…than the high-stakes game of love?

“Hamill…has a gift for condensing three-volume novels into galloping two-act plays. Her screwball PRIDE AND PREJUDICE…is as frolicsome as her earlier efforts. It hasn’t met a rib it can’t tickle.” —NY Times