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Hotbox: A New Full-Length Play Written and Produced in One Week

Comedy/Drama

This summer we relaunch iDiOM Theater’s Hotbox series, in which a brand-new full-length play is written, rehearsed and performed, page to stage, in just seven days. This year’s Hotbox will be written based on the same theme as the first night of 48-Hour Theater Festival #49, and will play just one week later for two nights only.

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• Fri 8/17/18 - Sat 8/18/18 at - 7:30 PM

Deakin Hicks Album Release Concert: The Last

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer

Thomas Deakin, Jon Sampson, and Stephanie Nilles will present original music by Lucas Hicks celebrating the release of Deakin Hicks’ third album The Last, recorded last year before Lucas passed away. In June of 2017, Jon Sampson, Thomas Deakin, and Lucas Hicks recorded a full length album of Lucas’ all-original tunes with Kevin Bressler of Whiney Cat Audio. It was sunny, if a bit cold, and the studio was beautiful. Jon Sampson had joined on bass, the duo was a trio, and the boys were delighted. “Lucas came fresh from a chemotherapy appointment and was in good spirits, while admitting to being ‘a little tired.’ We would later discover the treatment had wiped out his immune system entirely, and there was no reasonable explanation for his ability to be out of bed, let alone record an album over the course of three days. I guess he was just the strongest man alive.” — Thomas Deakin. This will be a sit-down listening event introducing the third album by Deakin Hicks, The Last.

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• Sun 8/19/18 at - 7:00 PM

WJMAC presents The Kevin Woods Quartet

Jazz

Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center (WJMAC) exuberantly opens its fifth season with the Kevin Woods Quartet presenting the music of the Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker Quartet! Trumpeter/Composer, WWU Jazz Studies Director, and Yamaha Performing Artist Woods is joined by Thomas Harris (tenor sax), Roger Yamashita (bass), and Christian Casolary (drums).

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• Wed 9/5/18 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Understudy at Sylvia Center for the Arts

Comedy

The Understudy is a comedy by Theresa Rebeck, presented by American Theater Northwest at the Sylvia Center for the Arts in the Lucas Hicks Theater. In The Understudy, a backstage rehearsal for a Broadway production of an undiscovered drama by Franz Kafka turns into a hilariously Kafkaesque nightmare as Harry, a down-on-his luck actor, clashes with the movie star he’s assigned to understudy. The frazzled stage manager, Roxanne, works to keep the rehearsal on track while she is forced to resolve her own personal romantic history with Harry. This is a thoughtful and intelligent backstage comedy that is at turns funny, witty, moving, and ultimately full of hope for these three characters looking for meaning in our absurd world.

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• Thu 9/6/18 - Sat 9/8/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

WJMAC presents The Mike Allen Quartet

Jazz

Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center (WJMAC) is delighted to present Western Canada Music Award-winning saxophonist/composer Mike Allen with very special guest Miles Black at the piano. It promises to be an eloquent, memorable evening of jazz.

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• Wed 9/12/18 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Understudy at Sylvia Center for the Arts

Comedy

The Understudy is a comedy by Theresa Rebeck, presented by American Theater Northwest at the Sylvia Center for the Arts in the Lucas Hicks Theater. In The Understudy, a backstage rehearsal for a Broadway production of an undiscovered drama by Franz Kafka turns into a hilariously Kafkaesque nightmare as Harry, a down-on-his luck actor, clashes with the movie star he’s assigned to understudy. The frazzled stage manager, Roxanne, works to keep the rehearsal on track while she is forced to resolve her own personal romantic history with Harry. This is a thoughtful and intelligent backstage comedy that is at turns funny, witty, moving, and ultimately full of hope for these three characters looking for meaning in our absurd world.

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• Thu 9/13/18 - Sat 9/15/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM