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Sylvia Center for the Arts

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Unstable by Design – a new play by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao

Comedy/Drama, Comedy

An unrelenting comedy that is also about sad things and mental health but also is funny. The world premiere of a new play by Sylvia Center Artistic Director Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao, Unstable by Design follows the manic mind of an ad-writing intern named Alyssa, whose journey from intervention to creative rebirth is accompanied by therapy, medication, and a group of hallucinated companions including Charles Baudelaire, Emily Dickinson, Andy Warhol, Boudica, Henry David Thoreau, and Friedrich Nietzsche. Featuring local actors Melanie Strickland, Michael Morgen, Cindy Whiston, Ivan Sandomire, Bradley Dillon, Kyler Weeks, and Siara Lindholm.


• Thu 4/25/19 at - 7:30 PM
• Fri 4/26/19 at - 7:30 PM
• Sat 4/27/19 at - 7:30 PM

Sarah Ruhl's ORLANDO, directed by Rich Brown

Comedy/Drama, Comedy, Drama

“THE MOST CHARMING LOVE LETTER IN LITERATURE…” iDiOM Theater proudly presents the final Main Stage Production of its 2018/19 Season: the Bellingham premiere of ORLANDO, Sarah Ruhl’s epic, full-length adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel about the life of an Elizabethan nobleman who, after a days-long sleep, mysteriously wakes up as a woman and lives on for 300 years into modern times without aging. A romp through the ages, a meditation on time, gender, and sexuality, Woolf’s ‘Orlando: A Biography’ has been called “the longest and most charming love letter in literature.” Contemporary American playwright Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation uses narrative and a chorus to enact lyrical, instant, and whimsical transformations as we follow Orlando through countless epochs. Directed by WWU's Rich Brown, our full production of ORLANDO is the culmination of this year’s Playwright Reading Series, which also included stage readings of Sarah Ruhl’s DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE and EURYDICE.


• Thu 5/2/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
• Fri 5/3/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
• Sat 5/4/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
• Thu 5/9/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
• Fri 5/10/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
• Sat 5/11/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
• Thu 5/16/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
• Fri 5/17/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
• Sat 5/18/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM