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 By Jesse Blair    A & E

Edmonds Driftwood Players: 60 years of quality theater

Edmonds Driftwood Players is celebrating its 60th year as one of the state’s longest running theater companies. Earl and Nan Prebezac, along with a small group of local actors tir... — Updated 5/16/2019 Full story

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

In Edmonds: They’re creepy and they’re kooky

Edmonds Driftwood Players’ new musical production of “The Addams Family – A New Musical” is a clever, fun, and humorous portrayal of a family known for its dark, antisocial,... — Updated 4/18/2019 Full story

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

‘Ripcord’: A good pace, funny and often moving

Phoenix Theatre’s presentation of “Ripcord” is a well-paced, funny, and at times very moving story about two elderly women who battle it out with each other to decide who... — Updated 4/4/2019 Full story

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

In Edmonds: A story as large as the universe itself

Edmonds Driftwood Players’ new show, “Silent Sky,” is a thought-provoking, fluidly performed true story based on female astronomers who made significant scientific contributio... — Updated 2/20/2019 Full story

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

Different endings, same result: Another solid production

The Phoenix Theatre’s presentation of Alan Ayckbourn’s “It Could Be Any One of Us” is an ambitious display, blending extensive dialogue, eccentric characters, British accents and alternate endings into a play that runs for... — Updated 2/8/2019

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

‘Silent Sky’: ‘It’s not just a guy’s world’

Director Eric Bischoff hopes his new show at Driftwood Theater, “Silent Sky,” will open some eyes. “This is about three forgotten female astronomers in the early part of the 20th century from about 1900 to 1920,” he said.... — Updated 2/8/2019 Full story

 
 By Jesse Blair    Schools

Edmonds-Woodway students tackle ‘The Government Inspector’

Colorful characters, quick-witted humor and plenty of laughs are just a few reasons to see Edmonds-Woodway Players’ “The Government Inspector.” “It’s very farcical, very... — Updated 2/1/2019

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

Pelindaba Lavender owner Lisa Reddick writes ‘The Same River’

Lisa Reddick’s new novel, “The Same River,” was birthed at a workshop that focused on how to use fiction to talk about social and economic change. “It’s doing very well, and I’m really proud of it,” said Reddick, a lo... — Updated 1/25/2019 Full story

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

In a galaxy far away, what can go wrong?

Driftwood Players Theater of Intriguing Possibilities (TIPs) kicks off the new year with the world premiere of “Red Planet Blue,” a sci-fi play written by local playwright... — Updated 1/10/2019 Full story

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

Peter Pan, before he never grew up

You already know the story of Peter Pan. A young boy who never grows up, a menacing Captain Hook, a fairy named Tinker Bell, mermaids, a group of lost boys, and a faraway world... — Updated 11/30/2018 Full story

 
 By Jesse Blair    News

Perrinville gets a bookstore

Endless ideas, other lands and worlds, characters and people she could never otherwise meet and, of course, entertainment. They are the reasons Annie Carl, owner of The Neverending... — Updated 11/20/2018

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

Where everybody knows your game

Driftwood Players kicks off its season of Theater of Intriguing Possibilities (TIPS) with Steven Dietz’s “Yankee Tavern,” a smart, focused and authentic telling of what can... — Updated 10/24/2018 Full story

 
 By Jesse Blair    News

Candidates field questions at Edmonds-Woodway High

Local state Legislative and Congressional candidates took a two-fold approach of mentorship and campaigning while addressing high school seniors at Edmonds-Woodway High School... — Updated 10/4/2018 Full story

 
 By Jesse Blair    News

Edmonds Bicycle Group pedals for awareness

Since its inception in 1994, the Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group has been worked with the city of Edmonds, Snohomish County, and other local transportation departments to raise... — Updated 9/28/2018

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

Phoenix opens 11th season with ‘Underpants’

The Phoenix Theater kicked off its 11th season with Steve Martin’s “The Underpants” – a slapstick, suggestive examination of what can happen when men catch a glimpse of a woman’s undergarments – and the extent at which... — Updated 9/28/2018

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

Driftwood Players: ‘Something’s Afoot” a comedic whodunit

Edmonds Driftwood Players kicked off its 60th season with the musical comedy-mystery “Something’s Afoot” – a lighthearted, goofy, well-choreographed display of how 10... — Updated 9/21/2018

 
 By Jesse Blair    News

Longtime Senior Center volunteer donates $100,000

The main reason longtime Edmonds resident Alma Ohtomo recently added $50,000 to her former $50,000 donation to the future Edmonds Waterfront Center, now the Edmonds Senior Center? B... — Updated 6/28/2018

 
 By Jesse Blair    Schools

Edmonds-Woodway graduation: Be there for one another

Friends, family and teachers honored more than 350 students from the Edmond-Woodway High School senior class of 2018 as they lined up in their caps and gowns and received their... — Updated 6/21/2018 Full story

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

‘Sabrina Fair’: A quest for belonging, romance

Driftwood Players ends its season with Samuel Taylor’s “Sabrina Fair,” a smartly written, well-acted romantic comedy about a young woman’s quest for belonging and romance wi... — Updated 6/20/2018 Full story

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

‘The Foreigner’: The accent is on funny at Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre’s presentation of Larry Shue’s comedy classic “The Foreigner” is laugh-out-loud funny, though at times overly slapstick-ish in its portrayal of an... — Updated 5/31/2018 Full story

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

Edmonds Heights presents ‘Edwin Drood’

Splendid music, multilayered characters, audience interaction and loads of improv are just a few reasons to see Edmonds Heights K-12 production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,... — Updated 5/10/2018

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

‘Scoundrels’ live up to their names in Driftwood comedy

Edmonds Driftwood Players’ “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” is a funny, lively and jazzy musical treat. Songs are cleverly written, music well played under the musical direction of... — Updated 4/25/2018 Full story

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

‘Carnage’: A living room brawl, well acted | Theater review

The Phoenix Theater’s presentation of Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage” is a one-act, 85-minute living room brawl. But instead of fists, these two sets of parents go to blows... — Updated 4/13/2018 Full story

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

Phoenix Theatre brings on the ‘Carnage’

“It’s brilliant and funny as heck, but also makes a statement that will make folks think and want to talk after the show.” That’s Phoenix Theater’s managing director and... — Updated 4/5/2018 Full story

 
 By Jesse Blair    A & E

This ‘Garden’ party is darkly comedic

The Driftwood Players’ Theatre of Intriguing Possibilities production of Edward Albee’s “Everything in the Garden” shows how the love of money is at the root of all kinds... — Updated 3/23/2018

 

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