Washington State Thespian Festival Coming in March

Every year Garfield Thespians goes to the state Thespian Festival, held in Bellingham or Ellensburg in alternating years. This year’s festival will be March 16-18 on the campus of Central Washington University in Ellensburg.

We need parent chaperones to accompany the students. Parents who’ve gone in the past can tell you it’s a really good time! Please contact Mr. Hawk ASAP if you are available to chaperone.

At the three-day/two-night festival, students attend workshops and performances with other theatre students from across the state. Our students usually perform several one-act plays, and the highlight — a “work-in-progress” performance of several numbers from the musical. There’s no better audience than an entire room of theatre people! The cost to attend is about $200, with scholarships available for any student who needs one.

 

Garfield Theatre Presents: Sylvia!

Welcome back to Garfield Theatre and another year of fantastic shows! Our first Main Stage Production of the year is Sylvia, a hit Broadway comedy by A.J. Gurney.

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Dates & time: October 27-29, November 3-5, all shows 7PM
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students & seniors, available online in advance or at the box office day of show
Parental Guidance: adult language and themes

THE STORY: Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career, as a public school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog.