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So far Ryan Wasson has created 11 blog entries.

Announcing the cast of National Pastime

2023-01-25T00:36:41+00:00

NATIONAL PASTIME follows the journeys of Jackie Robinson, the first black player in major league baseball, and Wesley Branch Rickey, the white President and General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, as they shatter the color barrier in 1947. While offering insight into each man's personal struggles, the play traces the evolution of race relations leading

Announcing the cast of National Pastime 2023-01-25T00:36:41+00:00

4 actors perform more than 50 characters in Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘The 39 Steps’

2023-01-24T22:11:16+00:00

Versatility is the key to making the parody of the Alfred Hitchcock classic “The 39 Steps” work. There are just four actors in the cast of “The 39 Steps,” which runs from Friday to February 12 at the Spokane Civic Theatre, in a show featuring more than 50 characters. “It’s a challenge,” 39 Steps director

4 actors perform more than 50 characters in Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘The 39 Steps’ 2023-01-24T22:11:16+00:00

From the Studio: The Civic’s “The 39 Steps”

2023-01-24T21:58:46+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE The director and cast members discuss their reverent parody of Hitchcock's spy film Heather McHenry-Kroetch, Dana Sammond and Dallan Starks joined E.J. Iannelli in the KPBX studio to give listeners a taste of The 39 Steps, which opens at the Spokane Civic Theatre this Friday (Jan. 20). This 2005 adaptation

From the Studio: The Civic’s “The 39 Steps” 2023-01-24T21:58:46+00:00

Out and About: “Photograph 51”

2023-01-25T00:37:45+00:00

LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE Talked to the director and some of the castmates of Photograph 51 – a humorous and moving portrait of Rosalind Franklin, one of the great female scientists of the twentieth century, and her fervid drive to map the contours of the DNA molecule. A chorus of physicists relives the

Out and About: “Photograph 51” 2023-01-25T00:37:45+00:00

From the Studio: The Civic’s “Photograph 51”

2023-01-17T01:19:35+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Director Susan Hardie and her cast preview a play about an unsung science pioneer Susan Hardie, Joshua Baig, Ryan Wasson, Nicholas Roy Morgan III and Jeffrey Phillips Christiansen talked to E.J. Iannelli in the KPBX studio about Photograph 51, Anna Ziegler's semi-fictionalized play about the pioneering researcher Rosalind Franklin. Hardie

From the Studio: The Civic’s “Photograph 51” 2023-01-17T01:19:35+00:00

Announcing the cast of Jersey Boys

2023-01-12T01:45:22+00:00

The story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons unfolds in this behind-the-music story of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop-music history will take you from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. Follow the incredible journey of four guys bound by one dream—to make it to

Announcing the cast of Jersey Boys 2023-01-12T01:45:22+00:00

How improv can change your life: Civic hosts workshop on Saturday

2023-01-06T22:26:55+00:00

Improv was the key to the lock that helped Spokane’s Michael Glatzmaier move forward while attending Rogers High School. The 2009 alum languished in special education classes while passing up most opportunities. “When I discovered improv, everything changed for me,” Glatzmaier said. “My problem was that I said no to everything. I had no confidence.

How improv can change your life: Civic hosts workshop on Saturday 2023-01-06T22:26:55+00:00

Inlander: Spokane Civic Theatre Improv Workshops

2023-01-06T21:49:16+00:00

It’s often hard to know what to say in a given situation in our day-to-day lives, so why not ratchet up the difficulty of dealing with that feeling on a stage? Florida-based MGTeams seeks to improve the way people communicate by using improvisational comedy. The squad of performers both teaches and entertains with a spontaneous

Inlander: Spokane Civic Theatre Improv Workshops 2023-01-06T21:49:16+00:00

Inlander: Step into a Mystery

2023-01-06T21:44:10+00:00

The Spokane Civic Theatre's production of THE 39 STEPS, opening Jan. 20, promises to carry audiences through a rollicking tale of romance, espionage and murder. With just a handful of actors tackling more than a hundred parts, the show, which originated in London in 2006 and became one of the West End's longest-running shows, has since delighted

Inlander: Step into a Mystery 2023-01-06T21:44:10+00:00

From the Studio: The Civic’s “Native Gardens”

2022-12-11T04:01:34+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Cast members preview Karen Zacharías' play about neighborly disputes Marlee Andrews and Deborah Marlowe, both of whom are performing in a new production of Native Gardens at the Spokane Civic Theatre, joined E.J. Iannelli in the KPBX studio to talk about Karen Zacharías' play. The play hinges on a clash between

From the Studio: The Civic’s “Native Gardens” 2022-12-11T04:01:34+00:00

From the Studio: The Civic’s “A Christmas Carol”

2022-12-11T03:49:26+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Co-directors and cast members on what's familiar and unexpected about this show Kearney Jordan, Bryan Durbin, Ruby Krajic, Bill Marlowe and Gary Pierce entered the KPBX studio with E.J. Iannelli to provide details on the Spokane Civic Theatre's new production of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol, which opens this

From the Studio: The Civic’s “A Christmas Carol” 2022-12-11T03:49:26+00:00