Pier One turns ‘Unpredictable’

By Randi Somers Homer Tribune Returning playwright/performer Kevin Ray Johnson brings his new play, “The Unpredictable Times” to the Pier One stage tonight. Johnson’s play tells the story of five friends returning home after four years of college to find that their lives and relationships have changed. Starring Casey Parrett, Johnny Hamilton, Peter Sheppard, Sabina […]

Pier One stages musical comedy

Who would guess that a play about a sick old man could be entertaining and even amusing.

Pier One ends season with musical comedy

Pier One Theatre’s Friday opening of “The Imaginary Invalid,” a modern adaptation of a Moliere musical comedy, is the last production of Pier One’s summer season, and runs through Aug. 31.

Pier One Theatre boasts wide range of acting aptitude

Continuing its summer of great variety, Pier One Theatre dives into the second weekend of August with the final performance of “Swimming in the Shallows” this Friday evening, Aug. 9.

Swimming in the Shallows entertains at Pier One

Swimming In The Shallows is being performed again this Friday and Saturday at Pier One Theatre, opening at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Marc Oliver, Adam Bock’s “Swimming in the Shallows” follows several friends and their complex lives in Twig Beach, Rhode Island. Shallows tells the story of Barb (Jessica Williams) learning about Buddhist monks and how they […]

Burlesque troupe opens ‘Pandora’s Box’

By Randi Somers Talented singers and dancers of the Bait and Tassle Burlesque Troupe take time out from a busy rehearsal schedule to pose for a group picture. These local performers will offer their often-sold-out shows at Alice’s Champagne Palace for the final two Fridays in July. This is the fifth round of performances for […]

‘Swimming in the Shallows’ opens at Pier One

A new Pier One Theatre comedy opening Saturday deals with relationships from a number of angles; not just same-sex marriage, but also inter-species love. With gay marriage so prevalent in today’s news, it’s not surprising it’s one of the issues in this new play.
Directed by Marc Oliver, Adam Bock’s “Swimming in the Shallows” follows several friends and their complex lives in Twig Beach, Rhode Island.

Pier One Theatre features new young stars this weekend

Newly schooled young actors will be on stage at Pier One Theatre this weekend to demonstrate the skills they refined during three weeks of Youth Theatre Skills Camp. They’re performing a variety show, “The More You Know,” directed by two relatively new directors: Casey Parrett, 19 and Adella Sundmark 17, and one who has been involved in theater for about 15 years, Heather (Reichenberg) Benz, 35.
“Heather and I only just met this year, but she formerly directed the Fairbanks Youth Theatre Program many years ago and still continues to do so in Fairbanks,” Parrett wrote.

Pier One Theatre produces ‘The Clean House’

With this weekend’s opening of “The Clean House,” Pier One Theatre is staging their third Sarah Ruhl play in four years. Homer audiences were previously entertained by Ruhl’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” in 2010, and “Eurydice” in 2012.
“Before Sarah Ruhl was a playwright, she was a poet,” wrote one reviewer. “This is fairly evident from the format, imagery and dialogue in The Clean House.”

‘UP’ takes Pier One audiences on adventure aloft

Once you have soared above the clouds in a lawn chair, what do you do for an encore — and with the rest of your life? The play being staged at Pier One Theatre last weekend and next, explores a man’s choices 16 years after his big adventure.
“UP,” written by Bridget Carpenter, is loosely based on a real man’s experience. In 1982, Larry Walters (“the lawn chair guy”) tied 42 helium-filled weather balloons to his lawn chair in San Pedro, Calif. His backyard launch carried him 15,000 feet aloft for four hours, over the controlled airspace of Los Angeles International Airport, causing some confusion and concerns for commercial jet pilots and air traffic controllers.

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