SWNW 2022 Season
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January 20 - February 5, 2023
When Annie's husband dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for new furniture in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Women's Institute Members (Cora, Celia, Ruth, and Jessie) to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. Based on a true story. (Includes moments of suggested nudity)
The Harder Courage
March 11 - 27, 2022
Sheriff Benjamin Holmes arrests Robert Day on suspicion of murdering a young logger in this historical tragedy based on true events in 1891-1892. Over a period of eight months, the quiet, contemplative sheriff and the talkative, mercurial prisoner form an unlikely friendship, and when there is no way to escape the reality that Ben must execute Robert, the men help each other find the courage to face the worst day of their lives. Written by local playwright Leslie Slape, this play was a finalist at the 2018 Ashland New Plays Festival and was presented at the 2019 Theatre 33 developmental workshops.
Arsenic & Old Lace
May 13 - 29, 2022
This farcical dark comedy revolves around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers but now composed of maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, murderous family and local police as he debates whether to marry the woman he loves, who lives next door and is the daughter of the local minister. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar; and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice to conceal his identity.
POSTPONED - Dates to be Announced
Speculated to be one of the greatest American musicals, Gypsy tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry, powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, entitled Gypsy: Memoirs of America's Most Celebrated Stripper. Both the memoir and the musical focus on the story of Gypsy Rose Lee's mother, Rose, and earned Rose a place in the theatrical and literary canon as the quintessential "Stage Mother." The musical features standards such as "Some People," "Let Me Entertain You," "Rose's Turn," and the show-stopping "Everything's Coming Up Roses." (Includes moments of suggested nudity)
Clue on Stage
Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2022
Based upon the popular board game and adapted from the cult classic movie of the same name, Stageworks Northwest is thrilled to resume our production of Clue on Stage. On a dark and stormy night, six iconic guests – each with an alias—plus a butler and a maid, and an odd assortment of potential weapons assemble for a dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When their host turns up dead, it is clear that no one is safe! Soon the guests are racing to find the killer and keep the body count from stacking up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will keep you guessing (and laughing) to the very end.
The Game's Afoot
Dec 2 - 18, 2022
The games continue with breathtaking mystery and high hilarity in equal parts, as we tell the story of Broadway star William Gillette, who has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities turn dangerous, and then it’s up to Gillette himself (who just happens to think he’s Sherlock Holmes) to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering thriller, winner of the 2012 Edgar® Award for Best Play from The Mystery Writers of America.