Performances February 17 to March 1

BOAT Festival V Performance Schedule

Each slate of plays is performed three times during the festival. Below you'll find full descriptions as well as any warnings and age suitability for each play.


Mon Feb 17, Fri Feb 21, Wed Feb 26

7:00 pm
Tilley-Lilly Productions presents
OLDER BUT NOT WISER; YOUNGER BUT NOT CUTE
Music and Book Written by Andrew Chase Backus
Lyrics by Christine Lilly Backus
Directed by John Evans French
Cast: Alan Peet, Sidney Balfour, Savanna Balfour, John Evans French
Sarah, a junior higher, does not know her grandfather well. So when she's left in his care for three consecutive Saturdays when her parents go skiing, they are both unsure. Over their time together, though, they teach each other a great deal and connect in a way neither thought possible.
Musical Comedy
All Ages
No Warnings

7:40 pm
Tom and Sarah present
ONE BAD DAY
Written and choreographed by Tom Burkland & Sarah Schermer
Cast: Tom Burkland and Sarah Schermer
Tom and Sarah met as Pilates instructor and student. They bonded as Tom experienced an increase in pain and rapid loss of feeling, function, and control in his legs. After Tom underwent massive back surgery and spinal fusion they have worked together through therapeutic movement to recover strength and control.
Storytelling and Dance
All Ages
No Warnings

8:20 pm
ANBAHAR's Black Market Theatre presents
BI-VOCALS
Written & Directed by Alycia Hendrickson and Sean Walbeck
Cast: Alycia Hendrickson & Sean Walbeck
Like work isn't hard enough, your mom calls and you gotta drop everything and become a folk hero of family crap, only we don't say crap, before somebody loses a head to the trolls around the Bridge of the Sullen Norse. The local one, not the one in North Dakota.
Folk Legend
14+
Warnings: adult situations and language, stuff and nonsense

9:00 pm
We Can Take It Production presents
TREE SOLDIER
Written by Janet Oakley
Cast: Mark Polin, Leon Charbonneau, Todd Citron, Kenneth Bothman, Alan Giacoletto, Dana Burnidge, Jeffrey B. Stiglitz
A government forestry camp set deep in the mountainous forests of the Pacific Northwest might not seem the likely place to find redemption, but in 1935, Park Hardesty hopes for just that. Mentoring homesick boys from New Jersey gives him purpose. For all, the CCCs will change their lives forever. (Staged reading.) Historical Fiction
12+
No Warnings


Tue Feb 18, Sat Feb 22, Thu Feb 27

7:00 pm
Laughing Dragon Productions presents
LOVE AT THE GARDEN OF EDEN
Written & Directed by Judith Owens-Lancaster
Cast: Sally Lubetich, Dana Crediford, Deborah Manley, Sonia Alexis
Bess thinks her husband may be cheating on her so her BFFs, Thelma and Cookie, take her to the Love at the Garden of Eden spa to re-group. There they meet the exotic former show-girl Cherie who may be involved with Bess' husband! (Scene from a longer play.)
Comedy
16+
Warnings: Discussion of sexual situations

7:40 pm
HAMitUP Productions presents
NATURE OF NURTURED EVIL
Written by Christopher Moye
Directed by Christy Ham
CAST: Chris Moye, Dustin Moore, Leon Charbonneau, Robin Corsberg, Alycia Hendrickson, and Special Guest
In each of us, two natures are at war—the good and the evil. All our lives the fight goes on between them, and one of them must conquer... Drama
14+
Warnings: adult language, mature subject matter

8:20 pm
ANBAHAR's BLACK MARKET THEATRE presents
WHY CHRISTMAS PAGEANTS SUCK
Written by Sean Walbeck
Directed by Shawn Fuller
Cast: Eliott Glasser, Chris Jones, Earl Reid, George Kaas, Trevor Van Houten and somebody else
There's no thrill quite as joyous as secretly jumping on your parents' bed with your brother the night before a Christmas pageant destroys your faith in fairness, holiday programs at education facilities, and government-run help-care for military dependents. So, yeah, repercussions...concussions...pre-adolescent despair...fun for the whole family.
Autobiographical Tragi-Comedy
14+
Warnings: Bloody shenanigans, scenes of religion on government property, passive-aggressive power games & a bouffant.


Wed Feb 19, Mon Feb 24, Fri Feb 28

7:00 pm
Laughing Dragon Productions presents
20 MINUTES
Written & Directed by Judith Owens-Lancaster
Cast: Karen Edland, David Bolden
Somewhere in the Middle East, Sam, possibly a CIA agent tasked with removing Juliette from a dangerous situation, steals pills to which Juliette is addicted. Tension builds as he attempts to convince her she must leave or be abducted, as her husband has already been, by terrorists.
Drama
14+
Warnings: Discussion of drug addiction

7:40 pm
Lost Borders Productions presents
PLENTY OF FISH IN THE SEA
Written and Directed by Michael Wallace
Cast: Sarah Mickelson, Zoe Bronstein, Matt Riggins, James Lee Harris Two old friends out on a fishing trip talk about messed up relationships and missed opportunities and explore the deeper meaning of "the one that got away."
Comedy
14+
Warnings: Language


Thu Feb 20, Tue Feb 25, Sat Mar 1

7:00 pm
J. E. M. Special Events present
THE HOSPITAL ROOM
Written by Julie A. Zavala-Marantette
Directed by Julie A. Zavala-Marantette & Ed Marantette
Cast: Samantha O'Brochta, Joan Prinz, David Bolden, Rachel Petersen, Reneeí Zavala, Emily Visser with Kaleb Littau, Kennedy Rainer, Robin Becar, Autumn Griffith
Our story starts in modern day Whatcom County at a party with college students. Peer pressure, bad judgment and too much alcohol finds one student in more trouble than she could imagine. This tale of tragedy and friendship is one that cannot be forgotten.
Suspense/Tragedy
14+
Warnings: Loud scream, mild blood, and bodily injuries

7:40 pm
ACT ONE Theatre Company presents
CURSE YOU BLUE BARON
Written by Michael Schackel
Will the hero save Sweet Sally from the evil Baron von Blueberry? Find out while you cheer for the good guys and boo the bad guys in this old-fashioned comedy melodrama based in early days of Whatcom County.
Comedy Melodrama
All Ages
No Warnings

8:20 pm
S.O.A.P. Box Players, Inc. presents
A FAMILY RECIPE
Written by Marla Bronstein
Cast: Marla Bronstein
There will be ingredients. There will be mixing and stirring. There will be heat and cold and dirty dishes and spoons.
Cooking Demonstration
All Ages
Warnings: Some language and situations

Festival passes, $10. Individual shows, $4. Available at the door.

Doors open at 6:00 pm. Please be at the Theatre Guild 30 minutes before performances to secure seat tickets for each show you want to see that night. Festival passes are valid for all performances, but you must have your pass stamped and get seat tickets to gain admission to the auditorium.

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