2017 Family Series opens with Teatro Pachuco

coup_de_foudre_web_crop.jpgPlayhouse Family Series opens with performances on Friday, March 24 at 7pm and Saturday, March 25 at 2pm & 7pm with Coup de Foudre. Tickets at Wildberries, Redwood Yogurt or call 822-1575 to reserve or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2718367

Local physical comedian Rudi Galindo returns to Humboldt with his troupe Teatro Pachuco from Belgium to perform Coup De Foudre, a physical comedy with dance and silent film influences. Galindo was best known as part of the physical comedy troupe Los Payasos Mendigos in the'90s. He has since relocated to Europe where he works with his partner, Italian dancer/actress, Lisa da Boit.

Coup de Foudre is one part Fellini, two parts Charlie Chaplin with a Latin twist of acrobatic dexterity. Uncooperative objects have a life of their own; hats hover in mid-air, newspapers become masks, a small child magically vanishes inside a wooden suitcase. The audience is led into a silent movie world that borders between dream and reality. Nothing is ever what it seems with this clown and a ballerina as they open a suitcase full of dreams. Coup de Foudre is magic without tricks, poetry without words.

This enduring family performance series has consistently brought wonderfully unique touring artist to Humboldt County for shows at the Arcata Playhouse. The series features has quality, affordable family entertainment for children and adults alike and hosts companies from across the U.S. and Canada, England, Scotland and Australia.

In addition to Teatro Pachuco the 2017 series will feature:
Award-winning storyteller Diane Ferlatte from Oakland on April 7 & 8 and Portland puppet troupe Tears of Joy in The Frog Prince on May 5 & 6.

The series is supported by funding from generous local business sponsors Suddenlink Communications, Kokatat Watersports Wear, Holly Yashi Jewelry and Wildberries Marketplace.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 students and members and $10 for children 12 and under or $45 for a family of four or more. They are available at Wildberries Market Place and Redwood Yogurt as well as online at arcataplayhouse.org. For additional information or reservations call (707) 822-1575. The Arcata Playhouse is located at 1251 9th Street in Arcata.


O2F Festival opens with Women of the Northwest


The first annual 02F Festival is kicking off March 2nd with Women of the Northwest. This festival's aim is to celebrate creative women in our community. The theme of this year's festival is Zero to Fierce: an opportunity to discover, inspire, and create.

The 02F Festival presents a week of fun, exciting, and provocative activities to inspire our community to work, talk, and play together. It'll kick off with a revival of the hit production Women of the Northwest followed by a convivial symposium, a vocal improvisation workshop with renown singer Rhiannon, a wild cabaret, an interactive art installation, inspiring panel discussions on health, art, business, activism, and more. For full schedule visit  www.zerotofierce.com 

Festival performance highlights



Women of the Northwest tickets
Thu, Fri, Sat, March 2,3,4 at 8pm & Sunday, March 5 at 2pm

Back by popular demand! A Playhouse Arts and Zero to Fierce revival of the 2013 hit production Women of the Northwest will feature new stories celebrating the diversity of Humboldt County. Featuring original live music, this production is a montage of women's lives behind the redwood curtain. The show explores the stories of amazing female Olympians, Native Women, immigrants, bohemians, mothers, schoolmarms, cross-dressers, and more.

  Tickets  $15 general & $13 students and members. Available at Wildberries Marketplace, online or call 822-1575.



O2F Opening Night Reception

Thursday, March 2 6:30-7:30pm free 

Redwood Raks Jade Studio in the Creamery buildin

Come celebrate the beginning of the first annual O2F Festival with us! Champagne, snacks and swag bags. FREE

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10th Anniversary Weekend

Playhouse 10th Anniversary Party Friday and Saturday Feb. 3 & 4!


We are kicking off our 10th year as a community arts organization with two events on February 3 & 4

Beginning with music and dancing from Home Cookin' on Friday, February 3, this local band promises to deliver a range of musical flavors with a repertoire of original tunes and rock standards.  Featuring Joyce Hough, Tim Gray, Gary Davidson and Fred Neighbor, Home Cookin' serves up savory musical entrees with a saucy back beat.  

Then on Saturday, February 4 a full schedule of guest performers in an evening of music and theater with house band Tim Randles' RLA Trio and featuring the likes of Jackie Dandeneau, Chris Parreira, David Ferney, Siena Nelson, Joanne Rand, Rob Diggins, Patrick Cleary, Julie Fulkerson, Gregg Moore, Bandamonium, The Conglomerates and more. Both evenings will have cocktails and light food and a silent auction. Expect an overview of past highlights and what's to come for the 10th anniversary year as well as special surprises, general frivolity and celebration! Please join us and help usher the Playhouse into its second decade!

Tickets $15 Feb. 3 & $20 Feb. 4 with both shows at 8pm. Doors will open at 7pm. Tickets available at Wildberries Marketplace, arcataplayhouse.org or reserve at 822-1575.


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