What’s Happening July 25 – August 1

  • Friday, July 27, 2018 2:39pm
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Stephanie Murray is part of the cast of Drama Dock’s upcoming production of “Noises Off” (John de Groen Photo).

Stephanie Murray is part of the cast of Drama Dock’s upcoming production of “Noises Off” (John de Groen Photo).

Island Band at The Bike

Tim Couldn’t Make It — made up of islanders Doug Pine, Rick Dahms, Michael Marcus, Wesley Peterson and Mike Nicols — will play a free show at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi Friday, July 27. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. and will be for all ages until 11 p.m.

Drama Dock romps ‘Noises Off’

Vashon’s beloved theater troupe, Drama Dock, is set to present seven performances of the award-winning British backstage farce, “Noises Off,” in August, at Vashon High School.

The show, by Michael Frayn, premiered in 1982 at the Lyric Theatre in London and went on to be hailed on Broadway as “a festival of delirium” and “the most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy.”

Directed for Drama Dock by Susan Hanson, the show’s cast includes actor/director Chaim Rosemarin, veteran actors Marshall and Stephanie Murray, Drama Dock regulars Peter Kreitner, Dianna Daniel and Coriel Silkett, and theater newbie James Norton. Joy Ghigleri and Max Lopuszynski, who grew up performing youth and community theater on Vashon and are now pursuing professions as actors, are also in the cast.

Craig Hanson designed the all-important revolving, two-story set; it was constructed by a team of builders led by Robert Piston.

Performances are set for Aug. 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 12, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets, available at Vashon Bookshop and Brown Paper Tickets, are $18 for seniors, students and Drama Dock members and $22 general admission. The show, with some scantily-clad characters and light profanity, is recommended for ages 13 and older.

Summertime salons

Vashon Island Visual Artists has been holding summer artist salons at Gather Vashon, offering opportunities for islanders to share casual conversations around various artistic interests. The last salons of the series will be held from 7 to 9 p.m Thursday, Aug. 9 (paint and watercolor with Jeff Good and Valerie Willson) and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 (woodwork and carving with John Moore). Artists should bring examples or photos of their work, if they like, and a snack or beverage to share. No advance registration or VIVA membership is needed to participate.

Open Air is coming up

The annual Open Air Outdoor Aerial Festival will celebrate all things aerial in a free community event — an Open Space for Arts & Community summer tradition in its grassy, fir-studded meadow. Showtime is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Open Space. This year’s line-up includes Tanya Byrno, Josie Slade (hoops), Sarah Smith (rope) and a cadre of talented UMO aerial graduates who have aerial in their DNA. Magician Tom Pruiksma will share his magic, and singer/songwriter Lucy Phar will open the afternoon. Bring family, friends, a blanket and picnic basket to share while you ooh and ahhh to choreographed aerial spectacles. Admission is by donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Catch some legends at VCA

Three legendary island musicians — Ron Hook, John Browne and Bob Krinsky — will perform an intimate, free show from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the Katherine L. White Hall of Vashon Center for the Arts. The show is part of a series of First Friday music nights at the arts center, presented in partnership with Vashon Events.

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