February 12 – 28, 2016
On The Verge (or The Geography of Yearning)
by Eric Overmeyer
The year is 1888. Fanny, Mary, and Alexandra -three intrepid Victorian explorers – venture out on their own and alone into Terra Incognita. The “sister sojourners” are prepared for whatever adventures fortune sends them.
Cannibals, Gorge Trolls, and Yetis faze them not a whit. But once they find themselves unstuck in time, they land in a place beyond their wildest imaginings: 1955.
Heather Christopher, Maggie Ferguson-Wagstaffe, Dana Galagan, and Morgan Picton
Directed by Pug Bujeaud
March 25 – April 9, 2016
The Credeaux Canvas
by Keith Bunin
In 1906, a French painter named Jean-Paul Credeaux created a series of nudes, twelve remarkable works he traded away for the sum of his gambling debts. Six months later, he was dead, and for over a centuryCredeaux was obscure, forgotten. That’s about to change. In five years, Credeaux will be famous, and each of his nudes will be worth millions of dollars. If you knew that–and could paint a fake Credeaux that would fool even the wariest art buyer–would you do it? If you were asked to pose nude for it, could you? Beginning March 25, secrets will be told. Three young lives will be changed. Steal a glimpse of The CredeauxCanvas…and discover the naked truth.
Mark Alford, Alayna Chamberland, Amanda Stevens, and Christopher Rocco
Directed by Christian Carvajal
*This show contains adult situations and nudity
May 6 – 21, 2016
Seven Ways to Get There
by Bryan Willis and Dwayne Clark
Join the guys of an ongoing men’s support group and their female therapist as they work though their various, difficult, and often hilarious issues.
Seven Ways is based on one man’s journey and gives us a look behind the door. Both joyful and tragic, this is a play that will surprise you with it’s laughter and move you with it’s honesty.
Michael Christopher, Brian Wayne Jansen, Brian Hatcher, Heather Christopher, Robert McConkey, Scott Douglas, Gabriel McClelland, and Christian Carvajal
Directed by Pug Bujeaud
June 10 – 26, 2016
Excuse me, do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior? From the people who wrote The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) comes an irreverent roller-coaster ride through “the greatest story ever accepted as fact.” The Bible, in its entirety, is condensed into 90 hilarious minutes. From fig leaves to final judgement, this breakneck comedy makes the good book better. Join us as we put the *fun* in fundamentalism!
Lauren O’ Neill, Rebecca Rogers, and Vanessa Postil
Directed by Mark Alford
An Improbable Peck of Plays 5
This year will mark the fifth annual incarnation of “An Improbable Peck of Plays” and to mark the occasion we’d like to something special. This is an official open call to all local playwrights interested in submitting: we would love to curate a collection of shows specially written to commemorate our half-decade mark, but with an added twist to keep it fun: the number five must play some prominent role in the script.
Take that idea for what you will. Let your imagination run with it and see what sort of odd and fantastic creations you can bring to life with that thought in mind. We can’t wait to see your talents at work and to begin shaping the next celebration of Olympia’s own special brand of theatrical gifts.