Students at Anacortes High School are trying their hand at motherhood.
Eight student actors with the AHS drama department are bringing the most intimate, anxious and touching maternal moments to the stage in a new production, “Motherhood Out Loud.” The recently released play is a compilation of short scenes, vignettes and monologues conceived by Susan Rose and Joan Stein and written by 12 women and two men.
Drama teacher Scott Burnett said he chose the largely unknown production because it’s a challenge for the students, and for the audience. Each early scene contains all the anxiety, hope, fear, doubt, joy, frustration and insecurity that comes with new motherhood.
Paul de Barros has covered jazz for Down Beat magazine and The Seattle Times since 1982. He spent the last few years writing a biography of Marian McPartland, and he will be reading from it and signing copies of the book after Sunday’s monthly jazz hour at the library.
“Shall We Play That One Together? The Life and Art of Jazz Piano Legend Marian McPartland” follows its subject from her British childhood and training in classical piano, through World War II, her jazz career, marriage, children, divorce, all the way through her decades-long role as host of NPR’s “Piano Jazz” radio show.
Hark! Thine own seven-day celebration of bards and verse hath come to town!
Mayor Dean Maxwell announced at the City Council meeting Monday evening that Nov. 2-9, 2012 is officially a week of poetry.
On Friday, poetry was featured during the Gallery Walk, and on Sunday, Anacortes poets Jane Alynn, James Bertilino and Rena Priest read pieces of their work at Anchor Art Space. The events continue this week.
Actors at Anacortes Community Theatre are trying out a performance of a different kind this weekend.
Performers will read original radio program scripts from the 1940s, live on stage with live sound effects.
“1940s Living Radio” is a fundraiser for the Class ACT program and will entertain with the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Flash Gordon, The Lone Ranger and The Shadow.
Bob and Barbara Atterberry are collecting clothing items and setting aside a portion of sales at Bob’s Chowder Bar & BBQ Salmon on Saturday to help victims of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast.
The play equipment that was until recently at the 28th Street Playground was more than 25 years old and had never been refurbished.
It was rusty and broken down, said Joann Stewart, city of Anacortes administrative assistant.
That’s why the city decided to use funds from its annual Community Development Block Grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to make a change for the better.