Changing Scene Theatre Northwest bring world premiere festival to Tacoma

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The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, a fringe theatre that migrated from Kitsap County and is dedicated to new and innovative works, brings its 16th annual world premiere one-act play festival, Summerplay 2018: A Festival of New Works to Tacoma, performing at The Dukesbay Theater, 508 6th Ave., #10, Tacoma. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 seniors, students, military with advance purchase and $20 at the door. Limited seating (advance purchase is strongly recommended): summerplay201.brownpapertickets.com or call (360) 710-5440.

Summerplay 2018: A Festival of New Works is directed by The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest’s artistic director Pavlina Morris and features 10 short world premieres, each performance submitted from playwrights from across the country and around the world:

“Hue and Saturation” by Florida playwright Sheila Cowley; “Forward is Always Backward” by Connecticut playwright Susan Goodell; “Baby Chess” by Bremerton playwright Darren Hembd; “The Ghost of Valentino” by Wisconsin playwrights Jane and Jim Jeffries; “Tutelage of Tulle” by Illinois playwright Stacey Lane; “On Her Wavelength” by California playwright John Levine; “The Hornet Dance” by California playwright Rhea MacCallum; “The Appraisal” by California playwright Scott Mullen; “A Winning Plot” by Seattle playwright Laurie Spector; and “The Geese” by Seoul, South Korea playwright Makrenna Sterdan.

The casts for all the plays in Summerplay 2018 are assembled from an ensemble of South Sound favorites featuring: Curtis Beech, Julie Cole, Eric Cuestas-Thompson, Zachary Forbes, Kayla Littleton, Joseph Magin, Michelle Noel, Karen Noyes, Jason Quisenberry, Mary Sheehan, and Kathryn Stahl.

Show Times: Sept. 7, 8, 14, 15, 22 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 16 at 6 p.m.

All 10 short, world premiere one-act plays will be presented every performance.

Summerplay contains some mature language.

The Changing Scene Northwest is a non-profit theatre that adopts the essence of the philosophy of the Changing Scene Theatre in Denver’s Al Brooks and Maxine Munt and its mission: Insomuch as possible, to show only new, original, unproduced, or innovative works. Provide an atmosphere in which there is an intermingling and exchange of ideas and talents among artists. Provide a vehicle for the advancement of area artists, culture, education, and exposure of the arts throughout the area.

For more information, visit www.changingscenenorthwest.org or www.facebook.com/events/2145850449021394.

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