Cool plays in a cool place - Friday - Sunday at the Phoenix Theatre

Friday, July 27, 2018

Cool plays in a cool place – 7 plays. 10 minutes long each. At the Phoenix Theater in Edmonds

Review by Luanne Brown 

No matter how long you live in this area, there are always new things to discover and enjoy. One of the things I recently stumbled upon is The Phoenix Theater. I’ve driven past it for years and didn’t even notice it. So much for my powers of observation. But now that I’ve found this neighborhood treasure, I’m on a mission to make sure everyone knows about it.

Last Friday, I attended the first performance of a collection of seven 10-minute comedic plays by local playwrights and laughed myself silly. Each play had its own point and was entertaining and well-written. Some of them, like A TRUE AND FACTUAL ACCOUNT OF THE BIRTH OF MY DAUGHTER, written and directed by Eric Lewis, is fall-down-laughing hilarious.

Not only were the plays enjoyable, but the talents of the diverse cast were well-displayed.

And did I mention that the theater is air-conditioned, and that they sell food and beverages you can eat while watching the fun? What could be better during this upcoming weekend’s expected heat wave?

This collection of plays ONLY has three more performances this coming weekend, so get your tickets today. You don’t want to miss out on the fun.

1. SEA MONSTER – written by Daniel Tarker, directed by David Bailey

Will the Sea Monster win? Or will the tides turn?

Featuring: BriAnne Green, Steve Heiret, Asa Sholdez

2. THE RIGHT BOWL - written by Pam Espinosa, director by Jane Ryan

When corn met broccoli and broccoli met its match.

Featuring: BriAnne Green, Melanie Calderwood, Susan Connors, Vanessa Langston

3. SCORING POINTS – written by Diane Nichols, directed by David Bailey

On Game Day, will a proposal be Fumbled, or score a Touchdown?

Featuring: Melanie Calderwood, Steve Heiret

4. MAYBE THIS TIME – written by Cathy Kaufmann, directed by Jane Ryan

Because girls just wanna have fuh-un!

Featuring: BriAnne Green, Elliot Sherin, Susan Connors, Vanessa Langston


Birth is a beautiful experience except when it isn’t.

Featuring: BriAnne Green, Vanessa Langston, Asa Sholdez, Steve Heiret, Carissa Meisner Smit

6. BFF - written by Debra Rich Gettleman, directed by Eric Lewis

Remember telling your best high school pal that she could count on you always and forever? Well, be careful. Because she might just take you up on it 40 years later.

Featuring: Melanie Calderwood, Susan Connors

7. CORONA PASS - written and directed by Jane Ryan

Surrender your menfolk, and no one gets hurt.

Featuring: BriAnne Green, Melanie Calderwood, Susan Connors, Vanessa Langston, Steve Heiret, Carissa Meisner Smit, Elliot Sherin

Friday, Jul 27, Saturday, July 28, 2018 / 7:30pm
Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 / 2:00pm
Phoenix Theatre
9673 Firdale Ave, Edmonds WA 98020
Free parking


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