“A Facility for Living” opens at the Olympic Theater Arts in Sequim



SEQUIM – The Olympic Theater Arts Centre’s comedy production “A Facility for Living” by Katie Forgette is set to open the 2021-2022 community theater season on Friday.

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test less than 72 hours old is required for admission to the ward.

Tickets for the main stage comedy are $ 18 for the general public, $ 16 for OTA members, and $ 12 for students with school ID; they are available at the theater box office from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday or online at www.olympictheatrearts.org.

“For me, it’s kind of an exciting stage where everyone knows their lines, all the blocking is done, and now we’re just tweaking things here and there, and opening night is just around the corner. “said actress Vicki Miller.

“It’s getting a little tense,” said actor Joel Hoffman, playing new Joe Taylor, who rocks the boat like a “flight over a cuckoo’s nest”.

“We have to do all the technology and put everything in place, but everything is going as always. ”

One of the technological components of the play is the ‘Scream Box’, a disembodied voice played over the facility’s speakers sardonically reminding residents of various policies and events as well as a seemingly endless program of old Ronald films. Reagan.

Volunteer sound designer David Meissner worked with KPTZ radio DJ Brice Embree and Embree’s wife Debbie, both OTA volunteers, to create the recordings.

“One of the reasons I really wanted to do the sound design is that Scream Box is like a character itself on the show,” Meissner said.

“Sometimes you just hit the doorbell when it’s supposed to ring every now and then, and that’s really important, but in this case, it’s like you’re one of the characters. It will be fun to participate and “surf with the actors”.

For more information, check the website or call the theater at 360-683-7326.


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