July 2nd-28th

Season tickets for all three plays are $50
Individual tickets are $20 each
The Wisdom of Wit tickets are $10 each

FireHouse Arts and Events Center
Fairhaven Rep Tickets

Coming July 2019! Bellingham TheatreWorks, in partnership with The Firehouse Arts and Events Center, The Historic Fairhaven Association, and the Palliative Care Institute, presents:

The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl
Wit by Margaret Edson
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

Three plays performing in repertory six nights a week for four weeks in July!

The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl
soundLane, a doctor who is too busy to clean her own house, hires Matilde, a feisty maid from Brazil who just happens to hate to clean and spends her time trying to make up the perfect joke. To cover for the maid, the doctor’s neat-freak sister, Virginia, secretly takes over the housecleaning. As Lane’s personal life comes crashing down around her, we are reminded that there is humor and beauty to be found in lifes biggest messes.

“One of the finest and funniest plays you’re likely to see.”
The New York Times

Performance Dates: July 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 25, 28
There will be a talk back following the performance on July 7

Featuring: Vanessa Guidon, Brie Turhoff, Terry Sacks, Evan Mueller, Cindy Whiston
Special guest director David Lee Painter from the University of Idaho.

Wit by Margaret Edson
soundMargaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play – a sardonic, funny, and heart-wrenching exploration of the puzzle of our irrevocable journey toward death, as seen through the eyes of a 50-year-old professor of English Literature who has been diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer. She reflects on her academic career and begins to question the single-minded values that have always driven her. The play asks us to examine the aspects of life that make it truly worth living.

“[A] brutally human and beautifully layered new play. You feel both enlightened and, in a strange way, enormously comforted.”
The New York Times

Performance Dates: July 2, 5, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26
There will be a talk back following the performance on July 14

Featuring: Beth Wallace, David Ketter, Teague Parker, Linnea Groh, Ethel Stephens, Jim Lortz, Will Eames, Monty Rozema, Jason Hamann, Isabelle Bushue
Special guest director Kayla Adams

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
soundWinner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955, surrounds a family celebrating the sixty-fifth birthday of their patriarch, Big Daddy, as they have sentimentally dubbed him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, as a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desperate hope as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds.

“This is a gripping and intensely moving play …Brilliant scenes, scenes of sudden and lashing dramatic power, break open… comes closest to hurling the actual blood and bone of life onto the stage.”
The New York Times

Performance Dates: July 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 21, 24, 27
There will be a talk back following the performance on July 21

Featuring: Heather Dudenbostel, Zach Harrison, John Parra, Beth Leonard, Calvin Taylor, Brie Turhoff, Jim Lortz, Cliff Stephens
Directed by Mark Kuntz

The Wisdom of Wit by Megan Cole
soundThe Wisdom of “Wit” is Megan Cole’s dramatized lecture of Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Wit” for which Ms. Cole played the leading role in the original production at the South Coast Repertory in 1995. In The Wisdom of “Wit,” Megan leads the audience through the play’s gripping story, alternately acting every character and interpreting the play’s perspectives on important end-of-life issues.

Appropriate for those who have seen “Wit” as well as those who intend to see “Wit.”

Performance Date: Monday July 8
The 55 minute performance will be followed by a talk back led by actress Megan Cole and Dr. Marie Eaton of the Palliative Care Institute.

Graffiti Dance Theater

August 2nd-4th, 7:30pm

Students $6.00
General $10.00

Graffiti Dance Tickets

The 2019 installment of Graffiti Dance Theater features themes of water, summertime, and self-discovery.  A dozen dancers and five choreographers explore sight, substance versus style, and an elegant estival promenade of the Olympian Gods. By turns moving and delightful, Graffiti Dance Theater has something for each to enjoy memorable evening of dance.

Part of Western Summer Theatre https://cpfa.wwu.edu/wst

7 Day Dance Festival

August 10th at 5:00 PM + 7:30 PM
Costs for Participants:

Early Bird – $35 (by July 1)
General – $45 (by July 15)


Join us for the third annual 7-Day Dance Festival! Dancers and choreographers of all dance styles are invited to come together and create new work. This festival is open to both local artists and those from neighboring communities that can be present for the event. The week will include team rehearsals and two public performances with professional stage lighting and tech. The shows will be held at 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM on Saturday, August 10 at the Firehouse Arts and Event Center in Bellingham, WA. The event will also feature daily movement classes and workshops (schedule to be announced) that are available to festival participants at a discounted rate! This year, 7DDF is accepting up to 10 choreographers to create new work. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and may register as an individual or as part of a team.

7 Day Dance Festival

For any questions, feel free to reach our festival coordinator at 7daydancefest@gmail.com.


BRD High School Contemporary Dance Intensive

August 12-16

High School Dance Intensive

BRD’s five-day High School Dance Intensive offers classes in contemporary and ballet techniques, somatic workshops, and opportunities both to choreograph new student work and to learn choreography from BRD’s professionally performed repertoire, all under the instruction of BRD’s current company and alumni. Concluding the intensive, students perform selections from many of their classes, including their own choreography, in an informal showing open to family and community members. The dancers will present their week’s work in a conclusive showing open to friends, family, and community members on Friday, August 16 from 4:00-5:00 PM. Participating dancers should have at least two years of dance experience and be entering grades 9-12 or have special permission from a member of BRD.