The dual-location Modern Theater has been going strong ever since the 2014 merger between Spokane’s Interplayers and Coeur d’Alene’s Lake City Playhouse united the two organizations under a single banner, saving the former from bankruptcy. The company’s lengthy 2015-16 season is soon coming to a close, but not before its summer encore show in the form of the acclaimed musical Dogfight. The play takes place in 1963 and follows Marine Eddie Birdlace and his buddies, out for one last night of fun before their deployment. Eddie picks a waitress named Rose to satisfy the requirements of a cruel game with his friends, but the woman is more than he bargained for. Singing, dancing, and drama ensue.
July 29-Aug 14: Thu-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm • $24-$27 • The Modern Theater Coeur d’Alene • 1320 E. Garden Ave. • themoderntheater.org • 208-676-7529
— Isaac Handelman