UBU ROI: an absurdist rumpus salve for modern times

  (Left to Right) Dogpile played by Ben Williamson, Financiers played by Karianne Nelson and Sam Johnson, and (top) Mere Ubu played by Chris Coombs behold their new King Ubu, played by Keefe Healy There is a theory that says we elect political leaders, or at the very least [...]

February 22, 2017

An Old-Fashioned Digital Theatre

Curtains pass over my head and the walls bleed sound. An organ has eaten into the stage, a Wurlitzer 2-manual 7-rank style D-2 ‘special,’ a master of machination within the walls, an orchestra of keys and pedals, of strings and pipes and percussion, of two hands and two [...]

October 7, 2014

Street with No Parade: Theatrical Reviews of Non-Theatrical Events

Sunrise I want you to leave aside your usual expectations concerning plot and character development. In those departments not much happens in Sunrise. Curtain times drift with the seasons, and it’s difficult to know exactly when the performance begins and when it ends. These [...]

June 30, 2014

Theatre – “Epistle”

Dear Small Town, This is the understanding. Perhaps we weren’t clear. Art is made in places like this, far removed from your provincial, hidebound town. Theatre is made here. Plays are tried and tested, reviewed and digested until any questions they raise are answered and [...]

January 29, 2014

Bellingham Repertory Dance – Movement Artisans

The first time I saw Alethea Alexander dancing, I could not take my eyes off of her. A new member of Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD), Alethea is a highly skilled, physically brave mover with a focus and presence you feel from across the room. To have the opportunity to [...]

January 8, 2014