Concert Set for Mother’s Day Weekend
Americana and More” Woodlands Spring Concert
You have an opportunity to hear a wide variety of pieces performed by The Brass Group, String Ensemble , Woodland Choir and concert Band.
The concerts take place on Saturday May 7 at 7 PM and Sunday May 8 at 2 PM at the Woodland Theater in Kettle Falls. Tickets may be purchased at the door. $8 for adults, $5 for Seniors and students. Hearing devices are available.
The musical fare will range from “Soundings on the “Erie Canal” by the Brass, Selections from “Les Miserable” with the Strings to the Chorus entertaining us with 5 Aaron Copland pieces and the Beatles, “Can’t Buy Me Love” rounding out the evening with the Concert Band performing “Hot Latin”, among others. There should be something to tickle anyone’s musical fancy. Come and enjoy yourself the first full weekend of May. This and dinner, could round out a great Mothers Day!
“THE GIN GAME”
“THE GIN GAME” by D.L.Coburn is coming to Woodlands Theater May 26-29. Four days only, so be sure to mark on your calendar.
This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, which originally starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Fonsia wins every time and their secrets become weapons used against one another. Weller longs for a victory to counter a lifetime of defeats but it doesn’t happen. He leaves the stage a broken man and Fonsia realizes her self-righteous rigidity has led to an embittered, lonely old age.
The Boston Globe review states: “Perfect,.. a vibrant study on loneliness, disillusion, old age and death, yet fiercely funny.”
WABC-TV says “Extremely intelligent..fine bittersweet comedy. Funny, sad, profane ,eloquent, touching, beautiful.”
Featuring Ed Bryan as Weller Martin and Kathie Doye-Lipe as Fonsia Dorsey. Ed has been in many plays at Woodlands Theater and the Spokane Civic Theater. Kathie is well known for her comedy rolls in all the Spokane and Couer d’Lane Theaters. Directed by a well-known Spokane director, Jean Hardie.
This show has adult language.
Tickets will be sold only at the door. $5 for all tickets for the Thursday 7 PM performance. For Friday and Saturday 7 PM and Sunday 2 PM tickets will be $8 for adults and $5 for Students and Seniors.
Time sure flies when you’re having fun! Who could have imagined that the Wood’s Movie Theater, built in 1940, would still be around as dynamic venue for performing arts in 2015? The 75-year-old theatre building has been a center for the arts in northeastern Washington nearly continuously since its beginning. To keep the magic alive, Woodland Productions has kicked off a comprehensive capital improvement campaign. Great community support and diligent stewardship have kept the theatre humming since Woodland Productions made it their performance base in 1978, but despite all the TLC and many improvements, the venerable edifice has some crucial needs. We are asking our loyal fans, friends, neighbors, and businesses to help raise funds for projects such as installing air conditioning, heating and electrical system upgrades, improvements to the sound system to include assistive technology for the hearing impaired, and a stage makeover. A grant committee is working overtime bidding for funds, but we will need to match up to two thirds of any award amounts. Completed projects will enable Woodlands to keep offering the quality performances we’ve come to expect, and to expand services to the community. Plans for outreach to senior citizens, summer programs for youth, performances by visiting artists, and partnerships with other local entertainers can come to fruition if we all play our parts. This is the perfect time to become a “Friend of Woodlands” by making a tax-deductible contribution to Woodland Productions, P.O. Box 524, Colville, WA 99114
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