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    Meet our Juliet!

    Newcomer stars as Juliet in her first performance at ANW Born and raised in Galway, Ireland, Donnla Hughes barely stepped off a plane at LAX before she was cast as an understudy in the Geffen’s production of Outside Mullingar. In similarly short order—yet after an extensive search process—Donnla was picked as our Juliet. A bachelor’s…

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    Six Characters in Search of an Author: Abby Craden is The Mother

    She is the embodiment of grief and sorrow in this fascinating play. Grief for what is lost and at times irretrievable in a lifetime. I am so intrigued by this play that takes on issues of human identity, the roles we play and masks we wear, the issues of who we are as people or…

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    Spending Christmas with our Cast!

    After hearing patrons’ heartfelt comments about A Christmas Carol, we asked the cast to share a few words on what the show means to them. Alison Elliott (Belle/Ensemble): The best part about being in the show is the fact that we as performers get the opportunity to interact with the fourth spirit of A Christmas…

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    THE PERFECT VALENTINE: ROMEO AND JULIET

    Dámaso Rodríguez brings his thrilling interpretation of Romeo and Juliet to ANW’s Redmond Stage beginning February 14. A graduate of our Professional Directing Internship, Dámaso is artistic director of Portland’s Artists Repertory Theatre. Prior to joining Artists Rep, he served as associate artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse and co-artistic director Los Angeles’ Furious Theatre….

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    ‘round Every Corner: YOU NEVER CAN TELL

    When we first heard that Shaw’s wonderfully warm comedy would be part of the spring season, we hoped that Ovation Award winner Deborah Strang would play the intrepid-yet-irascible Mrs. Clandon. Prayers answered! Here, Deborah shares her thoughts on this wonderful—but—seldom seen role. “Shaw tends to terrify me; for many of his plays, I never feel…

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    Education Department expands programs–and horizons!

    Thanks to the vision and leadership of Education Director Alicia Green, the scope of our programs for young folk has increased significantly. The happy result: we now serve more students than ever before.   Especially telling is that attendance goals for our fall student matinees (affectionately known as “SMATs”) have exceeded expectations. Relatedly, the Company…

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    You Asked, They Answered

    After every performance this fall, patrons have been filling out our post-show surveys (thank you!). Here are the some answers to a few frequently asked questions. ANTIGONE How did the actors prepare for their roles? Inger Tudor, Chorus: Primarily, Rob (Dean, the director) and I worked on making sure the Chorus was not like a…

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    Arcadia, Tom Stoppard’s Deliciously Dark Farce

    “We shed as we pick up, like travelers who must carry everything in their arms, and what we let fall will be picked up by those behind. The procession is very long and life is very short.” —Septimus Hodge, Arcadia Directed by Stephen Rockwell, 2016’s first Resident Artist reading brings one of Stoppard’s brilliantly funny…

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    Long-distance Pass Holders: Meet Lindsey and Charles Shere

    Ain’t no mountain high enough! (As for valleys low enough, we’re not quite sure.) But in either case: living in NorCal has been no impediment to composer Charles Shere and his wife, Lindsey (an accomplished pâtissière), who have been attending the Company’s plays since seeing Hay Fever in 2001. They became subscribers the very next…

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