SUMMER FESTIVAL OF SHOWS 2021

WE ARE BACK TO PERFORMING FOR YOU!

Due to COVID restrictions The Little Theatre has been closed for performances for 15 months and for this reason we need to maximize our attendance for the 2021 Summer Festival.

 

ln order to accomplish this while staying in compliance with current state guidelines we are forced to limit our attendees to those who are fully vaccinated (children under 12yrs are exempt). 

 

Fully vaccinated attendees will be able to sit anywhere in the auditorium and will not be required to wear a mask or socially distance.

 

We will continue to monitor the state’s guidelines and adjust our policy accordingly. We appreciate your patience as we navigate these new circumstances.

 

Thank you for your understanding!

For more information, please call our main office: 509.876.2316

 

Graceland  

(June 25-27) 

When: June 6, 1982. Three days prior to the grand opening of the Graceland Mansion

Where: Just outside the gates, in a long line of fans waiting to enter for the first time

Two women, each bound and determined to be the first person to enter the mansion, but for very different reasons. What ensues is comedy, tragedy and catharsis


 *Double Feature - Two original works by Douglas Carlsen*

A Feral House  

(July 9-11)
Rachel’s house goes missing. With that loss something else is gained.

Dreams Beneath A Tree  

(July 9-11) 
Inspired by Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”, and the works of Tom Stoppard and David Mamet, Dreams explores how each person’s world view shapes connections. Connections to each other, the world around us, and the things we cannot know with certainty.

A Company of Wayward Saints    

(July 16-18)A comedia dell’arte group has been on the road a long time and lack the means to go home. A rich nobleman in the audience may be their salvation if they can impress him with a good show; however their efforts to perform are continually sabotaged by petty squabbles among the troupe and much hilarity ensues…
 

 

“Tic-Tac-Toe” & “Be or Not to Be” Game Show  

(July 23-25)
Do you love game shows? Come watch some of your favorite Little Theatre actors play a game of Tic-Tac-Toe.  Members of the audience (who want to) will be randomly selected to be contestants in a fun improvised game of Tic-Tac-Toe. Agree or disagree, but it will be fun night of questions and answers all in the quest for X's and O's.

 

Almost, Maine    

(July 30-Aug. 1)
On a Friday night in deepest winter, the residents of the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine (so far north it's almost in Canada) are falling in and out of love in unexpected, unusual, and often hilarious ways. Hearts are getting broken and mended -- almost -- in this delightful collage of romantic comedy where 2 actors play 14 different characters.

 *Double Feature*

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea  

(Aug 6-8)

(1953 radio version.  Adapted from the book by Jules Verne)
Years before their appearance, Jules Verne foretold the submarine, the balloon, the airplane, the telephone, the long-range projectile, and many other inventions. But perhaps his greatest writing achievement was the complex but very human character of Captain Nemo, the tragic star of 20,000 Leagues Under the
Sea.

 

UltraViolet  

(Aug 6-8)
The local cover band UltraViolet plays hard rocking favorites from such bands as Foo Fighters, John Mayer, u2 and more.  Featuring Eric Rohde (vocals), Patrick Jones (guitar), Mark Haugen (drums), and Sam Haugen (bass).  www.ultravioletww.com

 

*Double Feature - Children's Theatre, presented by our new Upstage Teens summer program*

School of Sharks  

(Aug 13-15) 
Does your school have what it takes to come up with the next million dollar idea? Find out when everyone’s favorite startup competition comes to town, and students, teachers, and parents all gather to pitch their wildest and weirdest business ideas to a panel of eccentric investors. With wacky pitches, hilarious sharks, flexible casting, and bonus scenes to customize the runtime, School of Sharks is the perfect play to take a bite out of boredom in your school. VIEW MORE INFORMATION ABOUT UPSTAGE TEENS

 

12 Angry Villains  

(Aug 13-15)
A parody of Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men (Jurors), 12 Angry Villains follows the trial of Peter Pan who has allegedly murdered an innocent pirate named Captain Hook. A jury of twelve of the most famous villains will decide Pan's fate, if only they could stop arguing long enough to take a vote. VIEW MORE INFORMATION ABOUT UPSTAGE TEENS

 

*Double Feature*
Love Letters  

(Aug 20-22)
Love Letters is a collection of actual letters written to and from famous individuals. The collection utilizes letters from the archives of authors, composers, actors, & political figures to show the audience some of the ways people communicate love to others through the written word.

 

Sons of a Common Mother  

(Aug 20-22)
Thirty years after the end of the Vietnam War two brothers meet at the Peace Arch border crossing at Blaine, WA. Sons of a Common Mother is an original script by Bellingham playwright Sean Walbeck and has won  multiple awards, as well as being the Region IX Finalist in the AACTFest`05 National One-Act Play Competition.

 

A Night of Broadway  

(Aug 27-29)
Join us at "LT Hideaway"  for Broadway music performed by some of your favorite Walla Walla Musical Talents.  This amazing night of powerful Broadway songs will definitely leave you smiling!