Bellingham TheatreWorks 2020 Season
Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre
June and July 2020! Bellingham TheatreWorks, in partnership with The Firehouse Arts and Events Center and the
The Historic Fairhaven Association presents three plays on the theme of
"What does it mean to be a citizen?"
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, adapted by Christopher Sergel
Ching Chong Chinaman by Lauren Yee
Big, Scary Animals by Matt Lyle
Three plays performing in repertory six nights a week for four weeks!
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee, adapted by Christopher Sergel
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird opens in a sleepy Alabama town in the midst of the Great Depression, where Scout and her brother, Jem, live with their widowed father, Atticus Finch. The facade of the seemingly peaceful town begins to crack when a young black man is accused of a terrible crime.
The Wongs are American as apple pie. Desdemona dreams of Princeton but could use some help with her calculus. Her brother Upton wants to be a World of Warcraft champion but needs more free time to train. Upton solves both their problems by bringing an indentured servant home one day, but they soon discover that "Ching Chong" has American dreams of his own!
"The playwright, Lauren Yee, gleefully highlights the assimilated life of the Wongs, who defy the stereotype of the hard-driving Chinese-American family. It's clever, and her insights are astute. "
The New York Times Big, Scary Animals by Matt Lyle
An older white couple from the country moves to the city to be closer to their granddaughter and unknowingly settles in the gay neighborhood. What begins as polite dinner conversation with their gay, multi-ethnic neighbors careens out of control. A hilarious collision of race, sex, guns, and sports, Big, Scary Animals examines shifting generational beliefs and just how hard it is to raise a child regardless of who you are and where you live.
"One of the densest string of laugh-out-loud comedies you'll ever see . . . . this smart, 85-minute comedy created a sense of community that is, at its heart, the goal of all theater."
Written by Mark Kuntz Directed by Mark Kuntz