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  • Interplayers’ production ‘Art’ imitates life

    What would you say to a friend who just paid $28,000 for an all-white painting? •“What an astute eye you have for meta-irony.”


  • Interplayers hopes ‘Love Letters’ can repeat 1993 feats

    The similarities to a certain 1993 theatrical event are striking. In September of that year, Interplayers did exactly what it is doing this week: staging a three-performance fundraiser of A.R. …


  • Artist’s show a reminder of civic blooms

    Years ago, I attended a tribute at Interplayers for the artist Harold Balazs. Someone uttered a phrase during that tribute that has stuck with me ever since: “He bloomed where …


  • McColm shines in quirky ‘Lintel’

    Granted, a one-man play about a Dutch librarian – a play that contains zero Christmas carols, jingle bells or cute children – is a tough sell at this time of …


  • Comic shines in Interplayers’ quirky ‘Lintel’

    Granted, a one-man play about a Dutch librarian – a play that contains zero Christmas carols, jingle bells or cute children – is a tough sell at this time of …


  • Interplayers McColm takes one-man librarian drama, adds comedy

    Reed McColm plays the only character in “Underneath the Lintel,” which opens this weekend at Interplayers: a fussy Dutch librarian who finds a book overdue for 113 years in the …


  • Interplayers staging Pulitzer-winning ‘Doubt’

    The Pulitzer-winning play “Doubt: A Parable,” by John Patrick Shanley, is timely and pertinent for Inland Northwest audiences: It’s about a priest accused of sexually abusing a student. “Doubt” explores …


  • Review: ‘Frankie’ is smart, funny and a bit creepy

    The Interplayers production of Terrence McNally’s 1987 romantic black comedy, “Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune,” is a tough nut to crack. On one hand, this story of …


  • Interplayers’ season debut offers romantic comedy with edge

    Frankie is a schlubby, middle-aged waitress in a New York diner who no longer believes in love – if she ever did. Johnny is an ex-con short-order cook, who is …


  • Strong staging makes ‘Godot’ worth the wait

    Nobody, with the possible exception of Samuel Beckett himself, can claim to know the exact meaning of “Waiting for Godot.” The Interplayers Theatre’s smart, funny and altogether admirable version won’t …


  • Wait is over for ‘Godot’

    Spokane theatergoers are a lot like the characters Estragon and Vladimir – they’ve spent an eternity waiting for “Godot.” The Interplayers version that begins with a preview tonight is Spokane’s …


  • Spotlight on Interplayers home

    The bowels of the Interplayers theater in downtown Spokane look something like a flea market. Used furniture lines the basement. Clothing is crammed on racks on the mezzanine. Empty paint …


  • Stage presence

    The words “exits” and “entrances” have a particular significance in theatrical scripts, marking a character’s very existence on the stage. Acclaimed South African playwright Athol Fugard’s “Exits and Entrances” takes …


  • Interplayers serves up witty look at America

    A.R. Gurney has always been one of Interplayers’ (and Spokane’s) favorite playwrights. This production of 1982’s “The Dining Room” shows us why. Gurney is funny, he’s creative, and he has …

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