The HEAD! That Wouldn’t DIE!! : REDUX – October 2 – 30, 2015
The HEAD! That Wouldn’t DIE!! rises again!
Theater Artists Olympia’s macabre, melodious breakout hit returns to Olympia just in time for the Halloween season – bigger and better than ever! The TAO Collective has been busy putting a high sheen on it’s already sparkling script, written three new songs and expanded our cast for more toe-tapping thrills!
An Improbable Peck of Plays, Vol. IV – August 7 – 23, 2015
Theater Artists Olympia – in collaboration with the Northwest Playwrights
Alliance – is proud to announce the 4th annual Improbable Peck of Plays! This highly popular event is our yearly celebration of the local playwrights, directors, and actors that make the Olympia theater community vital.
Tartuffe by Moliere – June 12 – 27, 2015
First staged in the late 1600’s, the play opened to much controversy and to the ire of the Catholic Church. 400 years later Moliere’s social commentary is still as sharp, funny, and as sexy as it ever was.
Tartuffe, an eccentric religious charlatan, has wheedled his way into the good graces of Orgon, much to the chagrin of his family. As Orgon’s devotion grows so does their dismay, finally reaching the breaking point. Elmire, Orgon’s wife, sets in motion a plan to entrap the phony zealot in his own lustful nature, and that’s just when the fun begins.
In the tradition of Commedia dell’arte, the characters are larger than life and the situations even more so. Director Maggie Ferguson-Wagstaffe and the TAO Collective are proud to present an all new take on this classic that is as light as spun sugar, as quick as a flirtatious wink, bathed in pink champagne and all in rhyme!
In A Dark, Dark House by Neil LaBute – March 27 – April 12, 2015
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.