AE briefs — March 29, 2023

Imagined Reality returns to OTA

Imagined Reality, a touring improvisation group, returns to Olympic Theatre Arts (OTA) for a performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at OTA, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $15 and are available at, or call the box office at 360-683-7326 from 1-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

Each performance of Imagined Reality, performance organizers note, is completely different as they create never-before-seen sketches based on audience suggestions.

Since 2016, Imagined Reality Improv has been entertaining audiences on the Olympic Peninsula. While the four women and three men share a love of improv, they come from varied walks of life, including a scientist, two lawyers, a classical musician, a human resources guru, a marketing expert and a teenage student.

While all ages are welcome, show content is typically rated around PG-13.

Shuttle, spindle guild to meet Saturday

The North Olympic Shuttle & Spindle Guild meets from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1033 N. Barr Road, between Sequim and Port Angeles.

The guild meets the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. except June-August, October and December, when member participate in guild and local events.

Meetings include a short member discussion, show-and-tell, social time and a guild program. For more information, email to

OPAA scholarship deadline approaches

The deadline for applications to the Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s 2023 Student Scholarship is 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8.

The Olympic Peninsula Art Association (OPAA) raises money throughout the year to fund scholarships given to graduating Clallam County High School seniors in an effort to encourage students to continue their artistic studies in college, technical or trade school.

Students do not need to major in art to apply. To be considered, a student must submit an online art portfolio containing a maximum of six original artworks through the online application.

Scholarship recipient’s artwork must also be available for display in the annual OPAA Members’ Art Show scheduled for Dec. 1. The portfolio of works may come from one medium or any combination of mediums, and may be from any art category.

For complete directions, requirements and a link to the online application form, visit Artwork from previous scholarship recipients may also be viewed on the website.

For more information or to recommend a student for this scholarship, email the OPAA scholarship coordinator at

Last year, OPAA awarded $3,000 in scholarships and merit awards.

Award-winning photo exhibit at River Center

Eleven winning photographs and two videos from the National Audubon Society’s 2022 contest will be on display at the Dungeness River Nature Center, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road, through Sunday, April 16.

In the 13th year of the contest, winning photos, videos and honorable mentions were selected from 2,416 entrants from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and seven Canadian provinces and territories to appreciate the wonder of birds and the places they inhabit.

Photos will be displayed in the center’s atrium. Videos, under three minutes each, will screen on one or all of three screens in the building.

The Nature Center is open free to the public daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays.

PA group offers ‘The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood’

The Port Angeles High School Thespian Society will present the play “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” from April 13-16, at Port Angeles High School, 304 E. Park Ave.

Written by Mary Lynn Dobson, the play will hit the stage at 6 p.m., April 13-15, and at 2 p.m. for a matinee on Sunday, April 16.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for senior citizens 60 and older, and free to children younger than 10. Tickets can be purchased only at the door with cash or check.

Student-directed by Abby Sanford with assistance from Tado Parsinen, “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” is a spoof on the classic story of Robin Hood. Featuring Monty Pythonesque humor, the story follows an egotistical hero, Robin Hood, as he fights for what’s right, along with the hand of marriage to Lady Marian.

Attendees are asked to come prepared for an “audience-participation-heavy show.”

This spring’s production stars freshmen Emily Boling, Michael Herring, and Charlie Kasten, sophomores Berkley Thompson, Olivia Maeder, Luke Rudell, Jasper Ladd, Dakota Cassinelli, Serenity Romo, and Annabelle Villa, junior Shayla Partridge and senior Frankie Williams.

The PAHS tech team supports the production, taught by Barry Landry of sophomores Madison McIntyre, Josey Cooley, Lillie Commeree, juniors Xavier Caskey and Makenna. Larson, and seniors Mckenzie Trantham, Megan Boyd, Zelby Gloria, and many others.