Orcas Island Events

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Category Archives: Theater


(Thursday/Friday,  July 17/18, 7 pm @ Random Howse) The Actors Theater announces the second play in their “Summer at Random Howse” Readers Theater/Dinner Theater series. Three monologues set in a … Continue reading

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July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Othello” in the 21st Century: To Perform or Not To Perform?

In partnership with the Orcas Crossroads Lecture Series, George Washington University Professor Ayanna Thompson presents a most relevant topic. Othello is the best-known black character in Shakespeare’s plays, a traditional role … Continue reading

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March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘The Atomic Bombshells’ Explode on Orcas Island this Sunday

Your Friends at The Outlook Inn, Smith & Speed Mercantile, The Barnacle & The Kitchen Invite you to the Solar Return of…. “The Atomic Bombshells” burlesque, with special guest Waxie … Continue reading

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August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

NORA EPHRON PLAY: ‘LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE’ @ THE GRANGE  (Friday/Saturdays, July 26/27, and Sunday July 28 @ 7:30 pm)  This screenplay written by Nora Ephron and her … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Verdi’s Il Trovatore on-screen at Orcas Center: Orcas Island

THE MET:  IN HD SUMMER ENCORE SERIES: VERDI’S IL TROVATORE  (Friday July 12, 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center)  David McVicar’s stirring production of Verdi’s intense drama premiered at the Met … Continue reading

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July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Orcas Island becomes ‘Shakespeare Island’ this March 23rd

The Bard himself joins the Orcas Community in the 2nd Annual Festival. Restaurants, Shops & Schools Will Join in the Fun on March 22 & 23, 2013 Renowned Shakespeare actors … Continue reading

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January 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘The Butterfly Effect’ at Orcas Center

(Friday-Sunday, June 1-3 at 7:30 pm, OffCenter Stage) Orcas Center is presenting The Butterfly Effect, a play inspired by a worldwide movement of anti-bullying video messages and adapted from local … Continue reading

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June 1, 2012 · Leave a comment


(Friday & Saturday, February 10 – 11 & 17 – 18) The Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee is set in a small town in fictional Maycomb County, Alabama, … Continue reading

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February 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Ten Minute Play Festival Lights Up the Grange!

It’s that time of year again. The Actors Theater of Orcas Island will present the Sixth Annual local Playwrights’ Festival. The festival was created to encourage local island talent to … Continue reading

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April 16, 2011 · Leave a comment