Bellingham TheatreWorks 2016/2017 Season

The Gun Show


Written by EM (Ellen) Lewis
Directed by Eric Brake

EM (Ellen) Lewis' The Gun Show features poignant and humorous stories about her life growing up in the gun culture of rural Oregon.

Ms. Lewis' complicated relationship with guns is brought to life by Bellingham's veteran performer Ian Bivins.

Performed four Wednesdays in the Moutain Room at Boundary Bay. Doors (and beer!) at 7pm. Show is at 8pm, lasting about 70 minutes.

WHERE: Boundary Bay Mountain Room, 1107 Railway Ave, Bellingham
WHEN: Wednesdays - August 17th, 24th, 31st and September 7th
TIME: 8:00pm (Doors open at 7pm for beer and refreshments)
TICKETS: $15 presale and at the door

Age recommendation: 13+.

Gun Show Tickets $15

"The drama's life-changing moments evoke a here-and-now immediacy, not easily forgotten."
LA Weekly

"...compelling, provocative, and unexpected...THE GUN SHOW is neither pro- or anti-gun. Instead, Lewis uses her own alternately tragic, funny and life-changing experiences with guns to step outside the polarized ends of the gun control debate."
Chicago Sun Times

"The power and rawness and unexpected amount of humor in Lewis' piece make it a welcome addition to the growing body of creative work around our national gun-related body count."
Chicago Tribune


Quality: the Shoe Play (Past Production)


Written by Elaine Avila
Directed by Kayla Adams

The story of two women - a mentor and her protegee - as they attempt to navigate and conquer the world of selling high-end designer shoes. As these ambitious women discover what really matters in life, their relationship to each other, their company and their elite clients is thoroughly tested.

Bellingham TheatreWorks presents this taut black comedy by Vancouver playwright Elaine Avila, directed by Kayla Adams. Featuring actresses Brie Turoff Mueller and Jacki Campbell.

And what better place to produce a story about a shoe store than 12th Street Shoes in Fairhaven! Due to this intimate venue, seating is limited to twenty patrons, with the two actresses sometimes performing within inches of the audience.

WHERE: 12th Street Shoes, 1204 Harris Avenue, Bellingham (Fairhaven district)
WHEN: Thursday - Saturday July 21, 22, 23; 28, 29, 30. August 4, 5, 6
TIME: 7:30pm
TICKETS: $15 presale and at the door

Age recommendation: 13+.

"Elaine Avila's subversive little black comedy (is) full of surprises . . ."
Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Canada

"fashion, status, sex, even revenge . . . an art installation in itself."
National Post, London, UK


Peaches en Regalia (Past Production)


Written by Steve Lyons     Directed by Mark Kuntz

Four strangers at The Horseshoe Cafe are united by the politics of the men's room, a peach dish, time management and a very special pair of panties! Monologues slowly weave together into a tight little plot with a big twist! Years later, Norman, happily married, confronts time management in a final epic struggle.

"Cleverly constructed, this hip little tale is great fun." San Diego Union

"Infectious spunky charm... the funniest play this season!"

"lovely comic touches ... witty and sweet natured."
Fest Online (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

"Four opening monologues become one beautifully intertwined story of lives merging at a critical juncture."
Ventura County Reporter

" the four actors... brought their A games to the stage. "
Cascadia Weekly

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