‘The Fourposter’ opens in Yakima Friday, May 6
YAKIMA - The Warehouse Theatre Company's opening night
presentation of "The Fourposter," by Jan de Hartog, will be at 8 p.m.
Friday, May 6. The play will also be presented Thursday through Saturday
through May 21.
From the giddy happiness of the honeymoon to the bittersweet
twilight years of old age, this two-person play revolves around a fourposter
bed and newlyweds Agnes and Michael. The play explores marital bliss, bluster
and finally the beauty of growing old with the one you love.
"The Fourposter" won the Tony Award in 1952 and
became the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical "I Do, I Do!."
The Warehouse Theatre Company production of the play is
being directed by veteran director/actor Vance Jennings, and is being produced
by popular producer/actress Jo Murray.
"The Fourposter" is suitable for all audiences.
The Warehouse Theatre box office opens Friday, March 29.
Tickets can also be reserved by calling (509) 966-0951.
Canyon bicycle tour scheduled
for late May
YAKIMA - The "Your Canyon for a Day Bicycle Tour,"
scheduled for Sunday, May 22, offers cyclists spectacular views of the Yakima
Planned as a fund-raiser for Yakima County Crime Stoppers,
the third annual 35-mile round trip ride will begin and end at the Roza
recreation site. Organizers say it's the largest biking event of its kind in
"It's perfect for families and individuals who can
enjoy the canyon without having to compete with vehicle traffic," said
Megan Cypher, explaining the canyon road will be closed to all thru-traffic the
day of the ride.
The cost to participate is $20, or $40 for families. On-site
registration is offered, but organizers prefer cyclists to pre-register by
going on-line to www.co.yakima.wa.us/biketour05 or by calling (800) 384-9616.
Ballet performance, photo
‘phun’ on tap at Maryhill Museum
GOLDENDALE - Maryhill Museum will kick off its summer series
of "Family Fun Days" Sunday, May 1, with a ballet performance and
photography-related art activities.
The 1 to 4 p.m. program is open to all ages. Children under
the age of 17 accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.
The May 1 program will begin with a special ballet
performance by the Pacific Artists Ballet Theater of Portland, Ore. One of
their pieces that will be performed, "Reverie du Soir," was inspired
by early modern dance and film techniques pioneer Loie Fuller, one of the
founders of Maryhill Museum.
Following the ballet performance, visitors can participate
in crafting a zoetrope, experiment with photosensitive paper and create a photo
magnet. A zoetrope is a kind of a mechnical cinema made mostly from paper. It
as invented in 1834 by William Horner and shows a running or moving object. All
supplies will be provided.
Maryhill fun days are held throughout the summer and include
arts programs for all ages.
anniversary tour includes two-day
stop in Kennewick
KENNEWICK - The world famous Lipizzaner Stallions, currently
making their 35th anniversary presentation of the "Dancing White
Stallions," are headed to Kennewick.
2005 also marks the 60-year anniversary of the rescue of the
Lipizzans in World War II by General George Patton and the 42nd Squadron of the
U.S. Army's 2nd Calvalry unit.
The Lipizzaner Stallions are now preserved as an equestrian
work of art, performing an equine ballet many say is unrivaled.
The 35th anniversary tour features an all new production.
Show promoters say harkening back to a time when the horse was a symbol of
grace and majesty, the Lipizzaner Stallions are truly a great experience to be
enjoyed by the entire family.
The two Kennewick shows are scheduled for Saturday, May 21,
and Sunday, May 22, at Three Rivers Coliseum. Show time Saturday will be at
7:30 p.m., with Sunday's matinee performance slated for 2 p.m.
Tickets, priced at $17.50 for children and senior citizens
and $19.50 for adults, can be purchased at the Three Rivers Coliseum box office
and all Ticketswest outlets. Tickets can also be charged by phone
Fiddlers to play
at senior center
GRANDVIEW - The Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association
will conduct a public performance at the Carl L. Stevens Senior Center in
Grandview this coming Sunday, April 24.
The 2 p.m. musical performance is open to the public.
Donations of $3 for adults and $2 for children will be collected at the door.
Proceeds will benefit Grandview senior citizen programs and activities.