OTA takes path to ‘Brilliant Traces’

Thrown together in the harsh winter of Alaska, two people must overcome their pasts and futures in Olympic Theatre Arts' “Brilliant Traces.”

Henry Harry

Thrown together in the harsh winter of Alaska, two people must overcome their pasts and futures in Olympic Theatre Arts’ “Brilliant Traces.”

The two-actor, 90-minute performance opens with Henry Harry (played by OTA first-timer Eric Pozgay) asleep and alone in his cabin before he’s awoken to a surprising sight: a woman in her wedding dress.

Amy Christine Meyer of Sequim plays the mysterious Rosannah DeLuce, who leaves her wedding and through a road trip ends up in Harry’s remote and simple life.

“What Rosannah is going through is not what it seems,” Meyer said. “It’s an emotional experience. Henry wants to know what physically transpired but her whole world has been ripped out from under her.”

Pozgay, who plays the isolated oil rig cook, said Harry doesn’t show a lot on the surface but it’s obvious to him there’s a lot of hurt below the surface.

“We’re in the middle of a whiteout so we don’t have a choice but to deal with each other,” Pozgay said.

Director Colby Thomas leads Meyer and Pozgay through their journey with assistant director Carl Honoré and Courtney Thomas preparing props. This is Thomas’ second time leading an OTA production, following last year’s “In the Sawtooths.”

Both actors said they were instantly drawn to the intimacy and reality portrayed in the play.

“It has a different kind of energy,” Meyer said. “It’s more intimate and the way it’s written is organic and feels more like how people talk. A lot of its moments are true to life.”

Pozgay, who moved to the area recently from North Dakota, said he’s been involved with community theater for years from backstage work to being a leading man. He said he finds “Brilliant Traces” very atypical.

“It’s one of the most unique shows I’ve ever done,” he said.

For more information about OTA, call 683-7326.


“Brilliant Traces”

by Cindy Lou Johnson; Directed by Colby Thomas

Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave. Shows: 7:30 p.m. April 18-19, 25-26, May 2-32 p.m. Sundays, April 27, May 4

Preview: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17

Premier/reception: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18

Pay what you can: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23

For tickets/information, call 360-683-7326 or visit olympictheatrearts.org.


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