• Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 02:00 PM

    A Woman's Place is in Her Home


    Tickets The Arcata Playhouse presents  “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” an exploration of women experiencing the largely unplanned, unpredictable realities of housing insecurity in Humboldt County. Whether living rough on the street, traveling, or couch surfing, housing instability takes its toll and comes with long-lasting consequences for individuals, families, and community.

    “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” is a theatrical event, fusing storytelling, dance and music, performed by professionals alongside community members on stage for the first time. Ruthi Engelke directs the play featuring Humboldt’s own Lyndsey Battle, performing original compositions inspired by stories of the houseless. Over the past year, our creative team, Jacqueline Dandeneau, Ali Freedlund and Tammy Rae Scott, documented the hardship, beauty, resilience, and resourcefulness of women in various states of homelessness, and witnessed the obstacles they face every day. Many of the cast and crew have experienced houselessness at some point in their lives. Together, throughout the production process, we’ve shared life stories, prepared meals, laughed, cried and developed an extraordinary bond.  

    Playhouse Arts has a rich history of producing theatre addressing serious societal issues while bringing joy and connection to the forefront and encouraging empathy for all. “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” aims to highlight challenges homeless women encounter, bring perspective, and perhaps bridge the divide between those with places they can call home and those who do not. We are dedicated to giving voice to their stories and hope to enable our community to connect homelessness to actual people, providing fertile ground for communication and understanding.

    After each show, audience members will have an opportunity to participate in a talk- back session with performers, the creative team, and representatives from our partners, Arcata House and Food for People.

    “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” premieres Friday, April 27 at 8pm and runs Saturday April 28 at 8pm with a matinee on Sunday April 29th at 2pm, at the Arcata Playhouse, 1251 9th Street in Arcata. (www.arcataplayhouse.org)  Advance tickets $15 and can be purchased at Wildberries Marketplace, Brown Paper Tickets or reserve seats at 707-822-1575 with sliding scale at the door. (no one turned away for lack of funds).

     

  • Friday, August 31, 2018 at 08:00 PM

    A Woman's Place is in Her Home


    The Arcata Playhouse presents two encore performances of  “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” an exploration of women experiencing the largely unplanned, unpredictable realities of housing insecurity in Humboldt County. Whether living rough on the street, traveling, or couch surfing, housing instability takes its toll and comes with long-lasting consequences for individuals, families, and community.

    “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” is a theatrical event, fusing storytelling, dance and music, performed by professionals alongside community members on stage for the first time. Ruthi Engelke directs the play featuring Humboldt’s own Lyndsey Battle, performing original compositions inspired by stories of the houseless. Over the past year, our creative team, Jacqueline Dandeneau, Ali Freedlund and Tammy Rae Scott, documented the hardship, beauty, resilience, and resourcefulness of women in various states of homelessness, and witnessed the obstacles they face every day. Many of the cast and crew have experienced houselessness at some point in their lives. Together, throughout the production process, we’ve shared life stories, prepared meals, laughed, cried and developed an extraordinary bond.  

    Playhouse Arts has a rich history of producing theatre addressing serious societal issues while bringing joy and connection to the forefront and encouraging empathy for all. “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” aims to highlight challenges homeless women encounter, bring perspective, and perhaps bridge the divide between those with places they can call home and those who do not. We are dedicated to giving voice to their stories and hope to enable our community to connect homelessness to actual people, providing fertile ground for communication and understanding.

    After each show, audience members will have an opportunity to participate in a talk- back session with performers, the creative team, and representatives from our partners, Arcata House and Food for People.

    “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” runs Thursday, August 30 at 8pm and runs Friday August 31 at 8pm at the Arcata Playhouse, 1251 9th Street in Arcata. (www.arcataplayhouse.org)  Advance tickets $15 and can be purchased at Wildberries Marketplace, Brown Paper Tickets or reserve seats at 707-822-1575 with sliding scale at the door. (no one turned away for lack of funds).

     

  • Saturday, September 08, 2018 at 08:00 PM

    Miles Davis Tribute with trumpeter Nick Travola


    Trumpet player Nick Travola who has recently returned to the area after much international performing brings together local players Tim Randles (keyboard), Ken Lawrence (bass), Tommy Fitzmaurice (drums), Russ Thallheimer (sax) and James Zeller (trombone) for an evening of Miles Davis music. After selling out this show at the West Haven Community Center there were calls for more hence a special night at the Playhouse. Please join us. Tickets only $12 general and $10 for students and members.

    Travola has lived out of the country for the past 14 years touring and performing. He recently returned to Humboldt County. His band The Johnny Freelance Experience has been together 6 years and traveled all over the world. From working with Cirque du Soleil to private party's for Naomi Campbell and sharing stages and opening for groups and artist like, Erika Badu, Earth Wind and Fire, Richard Bona and Billy Cobham, Travola has established himself as a formidable player. 

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