Theater festival to roll on this weekend

Vashon Theatre Fest showcases the talents of almost 60 theater artists from Vashon and beyond.

Last weekend, the second annual edition of the two-weekend-long Vashon Theatre Fest launched — a presentation by Vashon Repertory Theatre that showcases the talents of almost 60 performing artists from Vashon and beyond.

This year, the festival includes a full outdoor production of Shakespeare’s comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing,” a one-man show about the life and times of famed folksinger Pete Seeger, a far-ranging collection of solo and duo performances pieces called “5-Minute Wonders,” and the presentation of a new musical, “Somewhere Between,” now in development for a run off-Broadway.

Festival-goers also have the chance to take a first look at new plays by Northwest playwrights, presented in a series of staged readings, “Plays in a Snap.”

Venues include outdoor and indoor spaces at Open Space for Arts & Community, Vashon Center for the Arts, and Snapdragon Bakery & Café’s Black Cat Cabaret.

Read The Beachcomber’s reviews of festival shows, and find out show times for this weekend.

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