Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stuff I can't review

Sorry, folks, I can't review everything. Here are a couple of upcoming shows that look promising.

'No Child…' at SPSCC

Nilaja Sun’s insightful and hilarious play “No Child…” will be staged March 3-13 at South Puget Sound Community College's Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.

This play takes an inside look at issues facing students at a Bronx high school. It has been hailed as an off-Broadway hit, earning Sun 17 different awards. It's based on the playwright's experiences as a teaching artist in New York City’s public schools. In “No Child…” a group of students at the fictional Malcolm X High School prepare for a play of their own, “Our Country's Good,” a 1988 play by Timberlake Wertenbaker.

The play will run from March 3-6 and again from March 10-13 in the Black Box Theater. The March 6 and 13 performances are at 2 p.m., while all other performances will take place at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 for the general public and $7.50 for students, staff and faculty. Tickets are available online at or by calling (360) 753-8586

Theatrical Sit-Com About Tacoma!

There's a new live sit-com coming to Tacoma, and it's all about Tacoma.

Dukesbay Productions will soon launch their inaugural show, a live situation comedy taking place in a coffee house somewhere in Tacoma.

This March, Dukesbay Productions’ Java Tacoma: Episode 37 “Ashes to Ashes, Cup to Cup” will open at the Trinity Fellowship Hall. Java Tacoma is the first installment of a comedy series that is peppered with local Tacoma references.

Written by Federal Way playwright Curtis B. Swanson, Java Tacoma is the continuing tale of three best friends who meet daily for hot coffee and even hotter gossip.

Dukesbay Productions is a brand-new company founded by Tacoma theatre artists Randy Clark and Aya Hashiguchi Clark. Their mission is to showcase the works of local playwrights and theatre artists of all ethnicities.  Java Tacoma: Episode 37 is directed by Randy Clark and features the talents of Mick Flaaen, Joseph Grant, Aya Hashiguchi, Betzy Miller and Laurie Sifford.

Java Tacoma: Episode 37 will run March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, & 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Trinity Fellowship Hall, 1619 6th Ave., Tacoma.

Tickets are $15/person, which includes an assortment of coffee and tea, and locally-prepared pastries by Corina Bakery in Tacoma.

Reservations can be made by phone: (253) 267-0869 or email:

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