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In A Dark, Dark House

by Neil LaBute

Opens March 27 runs through April 12

Twenty years after the summer that set the course for their lives, two estranged brothers reunite to uncover the secrets and lies that have shaped them into the men they've become: One a hand-to-mouth blue collar man struggling to find fulfillment, the other a wealthy attorney caught in the grip of self-destruction. As the brothers soon discover, old habits are hard to break. Slowly, surgically, each has to learn the truth from the other, while trying to keep their own demons buried.

"In A Dark Dark House" explores the delicate veil of childhood innocence and what's left behind when that innocence is shattered.

Starring: Robert McConkey, Tim Samland, and Sara Fiksdal. Directed by Christopher Rocco.

This text contains discussions of child abuse, sexual abuse, violence, incarceration, and brief homophobic and ableist language.

Persistence of Vision

April 18th

Join us for a screening of Persistence of Vision; the critically acclaimed, award winning, fascinating and beautiful film!

Striving to make the greatest animated film of all time, visionary and acclaimed animator Richard Williams ("Who Framed Roger Rabbit") toiled for more than a quarter of a century on his masterpiece -- only to have it torn from his hands. Filmmaker Kevin Schreck has woven together mind-blowing animation, rare archival footage, and exclusive interviews with key animators and artists who worked with Williams on his ill-fated magnum opus to bring this legendary story to the screen. A tale of art, obsession, and dreams, PERSISTENCE OF VISION is the untold story of the greatest animated film never made.

Stay with us after the viewing for exclusive Q&A sessions with filmmaker Kevin Schrek (via Skype) and animator Lynette Charters. Seating is limited – don't miss your chance for this one-of-a-kind experience!

All proceeds will be donated to filmmaker Kevin Schreck and to the Midnight Sun Performance Space – the beloved, historic Olympia community arts and performance space. Theater Artists Olympia, a local non-profit, volunteer-run theater company proudly stewards the Midnight Sun.

Welcome to Theater Artists Olympia

TAO is a collective of local artists committed to producing high quality theater. TAO's focus is on producing more thematically provocative materials, and experimental interpretations of classics than generally found in the Olympia area. Our mission is to present creative theatrical pieces that are under-represented in the community.

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