Bellingham TheatreWorks 2016 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, August and September

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


Quality: the Shoe Play


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.

Nine shows, July and August at 12th Avenue Shoes in Fairhaven.

"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


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

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

Featuring Cessa Betancourt, Mario Orallo-Molinaro, Cass Murphy, and Zach Wymore!! Performed Fridays and Saturdays, Jan 8 to Jan 23 at the Underground Nightclub And, in honor of the play, The Horseshoe Cafe introduced a new dish, "Peaches en Regalia!"