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.

Produced at The Midnight Sun in the heart
of downtown Olympia, Peck consists of eight short one-act plays that have been penned by local Northwest writers. Seven directors will be shaping these stories and twelve actors will be showing their chops by portraying a variety of roles. In past years, Peck has brought some of the funniest, most heartwarming and thought-provoking scripts produced in Olympia and we are honored to continue that tradition.

     Staying true to form, this year’s line-up runs from the profound and poetic to the light-hearted and fun.

 We get a peek into Glory_05a secret society and visit a little league team, we will explore ancient myths and ponder contemporary art. Then there are the Vikings – that’s right, VIKINGS! And cherry soda! But certainly not Vikings drinking cherry soda, that would just be silly.

Peck promises a showcase of local talent in all spectrums!


The Restore by Merridawn Duckler (Director: Lanita Grice)
Amenities by Gregory Hirschak (Director: Deane Shellman)
The Wisdoming by Gregory Hirschak (Director: Gabriel McClelland*)
Village of the Sirens by Sherry Narens (Director: Jackie Nordquist*)
Cherry-Flavored Chemistry by Jackie Nordquist* (Director: Chris Rocco*)
Something More Cheerful by Morgan Picton* (Director: Amanda Stevens*)
One for the Chipper by Adam Seidel (Director: Gabriel McClelland*)
Glory, Glory, Vanish by Eva Suter (Director: Xander Layden*)

The 2015 Improbable Peck of Players:

John Lyons Beck, Aaron Bredlau*, Ethan Bujeaud*, Kadi Burt, Christian Carvajal*, Alayna Chamberland*, Sara Fiksdal*, Sara Geiger*, Sean Raybell, Debbie Barho Sampson*, Max Schilling*, & Ellis Tyler-Crowl

(*) indicates previous TAO Collective participants

 An Improbable Peck of Plays, Vol. 4 runs Thursday through Sunday from August 7th through 23rd, 2015 at The Midnight Sun Performance Space. Performances are at 9:00PM, with exception of Sunday, August 23rd at 2:30PM. The house will open 30 minutes prior to performance times. Tickets can be reserved here.

Thursday, August 13th, will be a Pay-What-You-Can performance; tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis when the doors open and will not be available online.

Audience members with a program from AnimalFire’s production of King John at the door will receive a $2 discount on their ticket price. For more information about King John, visit AnimalFire Theatre’s website.

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