Orcas Center hosts an evening of original monologues on the theme “Pets: Why we Live With ‘em, Why we Don’t” on Friday, June 13. Joining in the fun will be a group of international improv actors to illustrate the monologues.
Last year, under the direction of Deborah Sparks, the monologue evening was based on our perceptions of the Muslim world. As a change in tone from last year’s event, Sparks chose pets as a topic that can be personal, diverse and controversial, yet allow for a sense of play. Knowing that Randy Dixon of Unexpected Productions and his fellow improv guests from around the world will be in residence at Orcas Center the same week, Sparks invited them to sit in on the monologue night and act out the monologues.
Providing monologues are local writers Maurine Barnett, Louise Carnachan, Deb Coulter, Jan Kolton, Elaine Goodrich, Francie Greth-Peto, Elsie McFarland and Deborah Sparks.
Monologue Night will be held on Friday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the OffCenter Stage. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at www.orcascenter.org or 360/376-2281 ext 1 or at the Orcas Center box office, Thursday-Saturday, noon – 4 p.m.