Arts and Entertainment

‘Enter Stage Left’ series kicks off April 1

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center begins the third year of its “Enter Stage Left” performance series at 8 p.m. Friday, April 1. All performances are at the center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

 

Set against the backdrop of the Strait Art “Slivers of Silver” exhibit, celebrating the center’s 25th anniversary, “Enter Stage Left” offerings explore different realms of performance. On four Friday nights during the exhibition’s run, the series presents theater, cinema, circus/burlesque and virtual reality.
Admission is by donation, with $5 recommended.

Opening performance

• 8 p.m., Friday, April 1 — “Four Women”

 

“Four Women” is a one-actor play by Port Angeles author and playwright Rebecca Redshaw.

 

In the play, Christina, preparing to situate her mother in an Alzheimer’s facility, finds three letters and a photograph that will change her life. Ferreting out the history of a mystery soldier pictured in that photograph, Christina writes to three women whose letters she has chanced upon in hope of uncovering a secret past. As her mother’s memory fades, she writes to her as well in hope of finding out the truth.

 

Marianne Trowbridge recreates all four women, each of whom holds a piece of the puzzle to a woman’s struggle for truth in life.

 

Trowbridge has had a distinguished career in community theater for almost seven decades, playing such varied roles as Blanche in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Ethel in “On Golden Pond,” and Vera in “Mame.” She has numerous credits as a director and choreographer as well. Redshaw has written six plays and is completing her third novel. This is her third production at the Fine Arts Center.

The series continues

• 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 15 — “Virtual Expression and Immersive Art: Exploring Second Life,” with Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond.
• 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 29 — “An Evening of Far West Videos.” Tristan Seniuk’s “Why Don’t We Disappear,” Sarah Tucker’s “The Telltale Heart” and others.
• 8 p.m., Friday, May 13 — “Cirque de Bohème on Beaver Hill.”
For more information about the programs, see http://pafac.org.
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