Thursday, February 24, 2011

THEATER THIS WEEKEND: Spoiled rich kids, pseudo-Elizabethan actors, frozen lovers and anti-segregation singers

Posted on Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Openings this week include a chance to brush up on your Shakespeare at Gonzaga; three Civic actors joining LCHS students in a raucous musical; and   a dramedy about family-financial malfeasance at Interplayers.

Interplayers presents Privilege — a dramedy about the effects on a wealthy family when Dad gets indicted for financial hanky-panky — on Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. Tickets: $10-$22. Look for our slide show of production photos, with voiceover by director Maria Caprile.

The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) will be performed at GU's Magnuson Theater (east end of College Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave.) on Thurs-Sat 7-8:15 pm. (That's right, ten actors will allude to all 37 plays in just 75 minutes.) Directed by Kevin Connell, principal at G-Prep. Free!

Nunsense is sold out at the Civic; it runs through March 6. Read a preview.  

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At Lake City Playhouse, Almost, Maine presents nine blackout scenes about people falling in and out and in and out of love. Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm; closes March 6. Read a review. (Photo: Janelle Frisque and Aaron Baldwin)

Lewis and Clark High School's production of Hairspray presents three guest artists associated with the Civic: Thomas Heppler and Troy Nickerson as Wilbur and Edna Turnblad, and David McElroy as Seaweed J. Stubbs. Thurs-Sat 7 pm; closes March 5. $10. 521 W. Fourth Ave. Visit tigerdrama.com. (It's an Inlander Pick in our Feb. 24 issue — see p. 46 for more information.)

Theater Arts for Children presents a musical version of Anne of Green Gables on Fri 7 pm, Sat 4 pm and 7 pm, Sun 2 pm, continuing through March 6. $10; $5, children. TAC is at 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Call 995-6718.

NIC presents Crimes of the Heart on Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm inside Boswell Hall, 1000 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d'Alene. Call (208) 769-3220.

Christian Youth Theater presents The Little Mermaid on Fri 7 pm, Sat 3 pm and 7 pm, and Sun 3 pm; closes March 6 at the Kroc, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd., Coeur d'Alene. Call (208) 277-5727)

CYT in Spokane presents Music Man Jr. at the Bing on Fri 7 pm, Sat 3 pm and 7 pm. Tickets: $10-$14.

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