The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest presents Jane Martin’s Talking With… which features 11 monologues for 11 women. In a time when women’s voices need to be heard, Talking With… gives the audience a mix of the comedic and dramatic in an intimate look into the lives of each of these women and their struggle, frustration, joy, and pride being women. The performances will be at Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s second space, “The Spire,” 710 S. Anderson Street, Tacoma, WA 98406. All tickets $18 advance purchase and $20 at the door. Advance purchase tickets must be purchased by noon Friday for each weekend. Rated Some strong language. For reservations, call (253)565-6867, or purchase online at https://tmp.org/index.php/2016-2017-changing-scene-theatre-nw/
Friday, May 12 at 7:30PM
Saturday, May 13 at 7:30PM
Friday, May 19 at 7:30PM
Saturday, May 20 at 7:30PM
Sunday, May 21 at 2:00PM * Only matinee
Friday, May 26 at 7:30PM
Saturday, May 27 at 7:30PM
Talking With… is the 1982 winner of the American Theatre Critics Association Award for best regional play, directed by The Changing Scene Northwest’s artistic director, Pavlina Morris, and is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The monologues are each as unique as the women’s voices they present. Talking With… features seasoned actresses from all over the Puget Sound area: Mill Creek, Seattle, the South Sound, and the Kitsap Peninsula.
Talking With… Monologues:
“15 Minutes” – A performer struggles with her role as an artist. Performed by Mary McDowell
“Rodeo” – An ex-rodeo rider confronts commercialism. Performed by Ashley Roy
“Scraps” – A housewife lives in a fantasy world. Performed by Aya Hashiguchi-Clark
“Twirler” – A young baton twirler discusses her passion. Performed by Madalyn Banouvong
“Clear Glass Marbles” – A woman struggles with the death of her mother. Performed by Jill Heinecke
“Audition” – An actress will do anything to get a part. Performed by Pavlina Morris
“Lamps” – A woman rich in years fills her life with lamps. Performed by Karen Hauser
“Handler” – A fundamentalist snake handler describes her ritual. Performed by Skye Gibbs
“Dragons” – A woman struggles with a difficult labor and birth. Performed by Liz Favreau
“French Fries” – A woman is obsessed with everything McDonald’s. Performed by Mary Sheehan
“Marks” – A lives a once bland life, until it suddenly changed. Performed by Shawna Fancher
Festival Seating: All tickets $18 advance purchase and $20 at the door. Advance purchase tickets must be purchased by noon Friday for each weekend.
Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at TMP’s Box Office located at 7116 Sixth Avenue, by phone at
253-565-6867, and online at https://tmp.org/index.php/2016-2017-changing-scene-theatre-nw/ The Box office is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.
“Talking With…” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.