‘Henry’ Reprised By Act

Derek Dahlke, a Spokane playwright and director, will present “Henry, and Other Thoughts,” three of his one-act plays, beginning tonight at the ACT (Artistic Community Theater) in the Spokane Valley.

Local playgoers might remember Dahlke from his one-act play, “Henry,” which won the youth division at the Spokane Civic Theater’s 1994 Playwrights Forum Festival.

Dahlke, now a student at Illinois Wesleyan University, has combined that play with two other plays, “Fodder Canonical,” and “Bemused.”

All three plays are satires.

“Henry” is about an artist who goes through a series of stages in an artist’s life. It includes wicked commentary on the world of art.

“Fodder Canonical” consists of vignettes on the religious community.

“Bemused” is a just-finished play about writer’s block.

Performances are tonight, Saturday and again on Aug. 18 and 19. Curtain is at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $4 at the door. The ACT is at 425 N. Evergreen, between Broadway and Sprague in the Valley. For information call 468-8629.

, DataTimes

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