A&E Briefs for June 19, 2014


Shakespeare Festival trip

A few vacancies remain in the annual late Summer trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, hosted by Grays Harbor College. This year, the trip is scheduled for Aug. 11 - 16, led by Grays Harbor College Theatre Arts/Communications instructor Brad Duffy.

During those dates, the group will enjoy eight plays, previews and prologues. The group will see “The Cocoanuts,” “Richard III,” “The Comedy of Errors,” “Into the Woods,” “The Great Society,” “The Tempest,” “A Wrinkle in Time” and “Family Album.” Accommodations during the stay are at Southern Oregon University and include breakfasts and dinners.

Cost of the Ashland trip is $1,131 per person, which includes transportation in College vans, play tickets, accommodations and meals. In addition, Duffy will conduct three pre-play in-depth discussions July 31, Aug. 5 and 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the GHC campus in Aberdeen.

For more information about the Ashland trip, contact GHC Continuing Education at (360) 533.9733 or bethany.barnard@ghc.edu.


Rockers In Recovery concert

In order to raise awareness about drug addiction problems, a group in Florida put together known names to play free concerts. On June 27 at 8 p.m., join the Rockers in Recovery All-Star Band, made up of Mark Bosch, Lou Esposito and many special guests for a free show at the D&R Theatre.


Fiber Arts Show

Six Rivers Gallery, operated by Harbor Art Guild, is presenting a Fiber Arts Show until July 6. Fiber Arts include a wide variety of media such as basketry, handmade paper, knitted work, quilted pieces, needlework and more.

Artists include Fran Allen, Jim Allen, Sylvia Dickerson, Nancy Eichenberger, Valerie Foxarms, Mary Lou Gregory, Suzanne Koidahl, Carrie Larson, Linda Myers, Barb Shillinger, Daisha Stevens and Patti Worley.

Six Rivers Gallery, 210 6th St in Hoquiam is open Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. Contact us at 532-9979 or visit www.harborartguild.com.


Auditions for “Lost in Yonkers”

Auditions will be held Sunday, July 6 and Monday, July 7 at the Driftwood Theatre as 120 East Third Street in Aberdeen. The director is looking for four male actors to play age ranges of 11 to 60. She is looking for three female actors to play age ranges from 25 to 75. Actors under 18 must have parental permission to participate. Rehearsals will begin in July and run until the opening of the production in September. For any questions or information, contact the director at henrysara7@gmail.com.

Neil Simon’s Pulitzer prize winning play is a tale of family dysfunction at its best. When Eddie needs to make some money, he takes a job as a travelling salesman. His late wife’s medical bills led him to borrow from some undesirable people. Now the loans have come due and Eddie must pay them. Rather than take his two boys, Artie and Jay, on the road with him, he leaves them with their grandmother and aunt in Yonkers. Grandma Kurnitz is far from loving. She initially refuses to take the boys in but after their mentally handicapped Aunt Bella threatens her, Grandma Kurnitz gives in to his request.


“Love, Loss and What I Wore”

The Driftwood Players of Aberdeen present a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects — mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. There will be no intermission. Play contains adult language

Performance Dates: July 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 with curtain time at 7:30 p.m. for all. There will be no matinee.

Tickets are $15 and are available online at Aberdeendriftwood.com, Tickets can also be purchased in-person at Valu-Drug in Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen, Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores, and Harbor Drug in Hoquiam. Tickets can also be purchased at the door, if available.

The Daily World reports


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