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‘Incorruptible’ a dark comedy that makes light of history

It’s 1250 in Priseaux, France. The local monastery has hit a rough patch. It seems the relics of its patron saint, St. Foy, aren’t bringing in the pilgrims they used …


Spotlight: Politics dominate Bing’s fall film series

The Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater is getting into the spirit of the season with is fall film series. “Best of Politicial Movie Classics” kicks off Sept. 19 with …


One-man show offers revealing look at assisted living

Setting a play in a nursing home is an artistic risk. In real life, many people avoid nursing homes – now more commonly known as assisted living residences. So watching …


Spotlight: As if on Q, de Lancie to assist Interplayers

John de Lancie, who played the meddlesome Q on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” is coming to Spokane in November to lend a hand to Interplayers Professional Theatre. De Lancie …


Treadway, Weaver return to Tuna, Texas

Patrick Treadway and Michael Weaver are no strangers to Tuna, Texas. In fact, earlier this year year the duo starred in “Tuna Does Vegas” at Interplayers Professional Theatre.


Subtlety, intimacy propel ‘Ache’

A lot of life happens in a bedroom – romance, arguments, laundry. In David Schulner’s play “An Infinite Ache,” a couple progress from youth to old age, all in the …


‘Mauritius,’ set to open Friday, offers humor, greed, suspense

What, exactly, is a “Mauritius”? • It’s an island off the cost of Africa, not far from Madagascar.


Theater jackpot: Return of Weaver, new ‘Tuna’ comedy

Spokane theatergoers have been waiting years for Thurston Wheelis, Bertha Bumiller and the other beloved redneck denizens of Tuna, “the third-smallest town in Texas,” to return to local stages. They’ll …


Interplayers’ ‘Sisters’ accentuates the positive

LaVerne, Maxene and Patty were, to their generation, like John, Paul, George and Ringo. It’s hard to overstate the impact of the Andrews Sisters on American culture in the 1930s …


Spotlight: ‘Mythbusters’ tour lands at INB

How can “Mythbusters,” the Discovery Channel science series, do a live, touring show? Find out for yourself when “Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour” arrives at the INB Performing Arts Center …


From ‘Frankenstein’ to ‘Millie,’ stage is packed with promise

Coming alive on a stage near you: Frankenstein, the Chairman of the Board, a Killer Rabbit and a certain pair of Gothic governesses. This fall’s theater scene will bring these …


Spotlight: Arts-related events set to honor 9/11 anniversary

We’re getting word of several arts-related events for the upcoming 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks: • Evensong at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist , Sept. 11, 7 …


Spokane stage productions reap their just rewards

Live theater in Spokane has been going through a metamorphosis – or maybe we should say a “Metamorphoses” (to name one of the season’s best shows). Theaters have come and …


Spotlight: Carlile, Franti top Sandpoint lineup

The Festival at Sandpoint concerts were announced Thursday, and you might call it the back-by-popular-demand lineup. Three of the headliners have been big draws in previous Sandpoint summers at the …


Spotlight: Interplayers nabs Mamet’s ‘Race’

Spokane’s Interplayers Professional Theatre has scored a significant coup: It will stage the first production anywhere of David Mamet’s “Race” since it closed on Broadway in August. This controversial play, …


Review: An intimate, inspired look at the art of making music

“Opus” is, quite simply, the best play I’ve seen about the art of making music since “Amadeus.” And the Interplayers production fulfills every bit of the potential in Michael Hollinger’s …


Drama strikes a chord in Interplayers’ ‘Opus’

Pennsylvania playwright Michael Hollinger knows the world of chamber music. He was training as a classical violist at Oberlin Conservatory, when, at age 22, he decided to switch to theater. …


Spotlight: Oelrich story to be featured in HBO film

The upcoming HBO film “When Strangers Click” will include the story of one young Spokane man whose name figured in the news here in 2005: Ryan Oelrich. Oelrich became entangled …


‘Wicked’ just part of a promising 2011

Something “Wicked” this way comes. The arrival of the national tour of the Broadway smash hit in May will undoubtedly be the most sought-after event of Spokane’s spring theater season.


Spotlight: Civic reveals ’11-’12 lineup

The Spokane Civic Theatre has lined up its 2011-2012 season, and it looks good for fans of Ebenezer Scrooge, Daddy Warbucks, Charlotte Bronte and a certain madam named Mona. Here’s …


Interplayers revives its country ‘revusical’

Those familiar with last year’s “Honky Tonk Angels” at Interplayers already know what to expect with “Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular”: A whole bunch of familiar country songs, strung together …


Theater review: ‘39 Steps’ begins a rollicking run

“The 39 Steps” is based on the Alfred Hitchcock thriller, yet this entertaining stage version owes a debt to Monty Python, too. For one thing, this show is full of …


Interplayers stages ‘The 39 Steps,’ a comedy for spy fans

Two points must be established right from the beginning: • The stage version of “The 39 Steps” is based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock spy film.


Theaters’ upcoming season include ‘Wicked,’ ‘White Christmas’

Buy a ticket, park yourself in your theater seat and watch the following unfold: • Four actors playing 150 characters in a Hitchcock spoof.


Artistic director helps Civic Theatre thrive despite tough economy

The recession has been brutal for Spokane’s live theater. Two theaters closed, others teetered. Meanwhile, the Spokane Civic Theatre has just come off its biggest ticket-sales season ever. How do …