Turn the Corner, George

by

Jean Okimoto

A Staged Reading

4 April 2020

A wonderfully written Vashon story by a well-known Vashon author, it tells a heartfelt tale of dealing with

the inevitable losses of partnership, and how old friends can keep you going and help you start anew.

Humor and wisdom with great characters!


Winghaven Park

by

Lisa Peretti


SHOW DATES: June 25- July 3 2020

VENUE: Vashon Center for the Arts

DIRECTOR: Charlotte Tienken

PRODUCER: Gaye Detzer


Winghaven Park is a new, full-length musical play written by Lisa Peretti (book, music, lyrics) and film composer Jason Staczek (music, lyrics).

The story is about the consequences of war and forgotten love in a small island community.

Fear and racial prejudice can lead a community, and even a nation, into isolation, even violence, unless courageous people are prepared to speak the truth and demonstrate resilience through love and hope.

The songs draw on the diverse musical palette of the 1940s - swing, blues, ballads, musical comedy, aiming toward memorable tunes, with a balance of songs and spoken dialogue.

Winghaven Park aims to be a play for serious playgoers and a musical for musical theatre aficionados!

Be a part of this creative dream as music and story are brought to life in the tradition of the golden age of musicals.


Please See.....Winghaven Park page for more details


Dead Man’s Cell Phone

by

Sarah Ruhl

(Fall)

Written by a rising star and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl’s play is a meditation on death, love and

disconnection in the digital age. With zigzags of logic and conventional storytelling, Ruhl’s writing

celebrates the “the pleasure of heightened things” as an interplay between the actual and the magical. She

skillfully combines ironic detachment with unabashed optimism. For theatre lovers who cherish deeply

original thinking and writing.


Onions in the Stew

by

Betty MacDonald

(December)

Classic Vashon by a famous author, a comedy about escape from the ordinary in the 1950s, “where hearts

were high and fortunes low and onions in the stew.” The idiosyncratic joys and challenges of moving a

family with teenage daughters to a quaint beach bungalow on far-off Vashon. The lights of Seattle are in

the distance, driveways are muddy trails, and getting to the ferry means waiting for low tides. The plumbing

is kaput, and the dream is upended by not-always-blissful realities. When all seems lost, love and laughter

prevail.