Announcing the Directors and Casts for the 32nd Playwrights’ Forum Festival

2022-05-18T00:20:56+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre is proud to present its celebrated Playwrights’ Forum Festival, which, since 1983, has showcased new one-acts by playwrights from across the region. The festival is performed in two separate sets on alternating days. PLAYWRIGHTS Tristen Canfield, Rachael Carnes, Jean Hardie, Bryan Harnetiaux, Pamela Kingsley, Paul Lewis, Mica Pointer, Natalie Schmidt, Scott Stolnack,

Announcing the Directors and Casts for the 32nd Playwrights’ Forum Festival 2022-05-18T00:20:56+00:00

The Lifespan of a Fact, a play about artistic license, gets its regional premiere at the Civic

2022-05-09T20:33:23+00:00

These are the facts: In 2003, a writer named John D'Agata submitted an essay to Harper's Magazine. The piece centered largely on Levi Presley, a 16-year-old boy who had leaped from the observation deck of the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas the previous year. Presley's suicide served as a case in point for D'Agata's broader examination of the

The Lifespan of a Fact, a play about artistic license, gets its regional premiere at the Civic 2022-05-09T20:33:23+00:00

‘Lifespan of a Fact’ pits truth and fiction at Spokane Civic Theatre

2022-05-09T20:30:21+00:00

How do you tell the truth? Are cold hard facts enough to get the whole story across? Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “The Lifespan of a Fact,” a one-act play by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, opens in the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre on Friday at 7:30 p.m. “I think it’s really

‘Lifespan of a Fact’ pits truth and fiction at Spokane Civic Theatre 2022-05-09T20:30:21+00:00

Announcing the cast of Our Town

2022-04-26T19:17:04+00:00

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thornton Wilder began his storied career as a novelist before branching out to short stories, screenplays, and dramatic works. At first glance, his play Our Town appears to be a simple, innocuous portrait of life in the small New Hampshire town of Grover’s Corners. But as time passes in the three acts—an ordinary day, a wedding,

Announcing the cast of Our Town 2022-04-26T19:17:04+00:00

Welcome to Season 75

2022-05-03T20:38:49+00:00

 Main Stage  September 16 - October 16, 2022 Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum's beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to

Welcome to Season 75 2022-05-03T20:38:49+00:00

‘Funny Girl’ debuts as Spokane Civic Theatre’s first big production in two years

2022-04-13T21:45:26+00:00

Play Video SPOKANE, Wash. — Live performance is back at the Spokane Civic Theatre. Nothing is going to rain on this cast’s parade as they perform the hit “Funny Girl.” It’s an adaption of the 1964 Broadway musical and 1968 film about an entertainer named Fanny Brice who defies the odds in her rise to

‘Funny Girl’ debuts as Spokane Civic Theatre’s first big production in two years 2022-04-13T21:45:26+00:00

Announcing the cast of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express

2022-04-13T21:36:49+00:00

REGIONAL PREMIERE Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is a plot-twist masterpiece that has thrilled mystery lovers from television, radio, film, and now theatre. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger

Announcing the cast of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express 2022-04-13T21:36:49+00:00

Don’t rain on this parade: ‘Funny Girl’ opens at Spokane Civic Theatre

2022-04-13T21:49:41+00:00

Set in New York City, before and following WWI, “Funny Girl” is a semibiographical musical account of the life of “Ziegfeld Follies” star Fanny Brice and her loving but tempestuous marriage to Nicky Arnstein. Directed by Jake Schaefer with musical direction by Henry McNulty, Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “Funny Girl” opens Friday at 7:30

Don’t rain on this parade: ‘Funny Girl’ opens at Spokane Civic Theatre 2022-04-13T21:49:41+00:00

Announcing the cast of The Lifespan of a Fact

2022-03-21T20:53:21+00:00

REGIONAL PREMIERE Fresh out of college, Jim Fingal’s job is to fact-check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. His boss has given him a big assignment: to apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by author John D’Agata. Fingal has one huge problem — D’Agata made up a lot of his

Announcing the cast of The Lifespan of a Fact 2022-03-21T20:53:21+00:00

REVIEW: ‘Plaza Suite’ at Spokane Civic Theatre is a complex tale of three couples

2022-03-21T19:18:22+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre’s opening night of “Plaza Suite” was a success, to say the least. Directed by Civic veteran Troy Nickerson, the play is funny, sad and often borders on uncomfortable to watch, but considering the material, it’s supposed to be. Written by four-time Tony Award winner Neil Simon, “Plaza Suite” follows a trio of

REVIEW: ‘Plaza Suite’ at Spokane Civic Theatre is a complex tale of three couples 2022-03-21T19:18:22+00:00

Arts Wrap: ‘Plaza Suite’ opens at Civic Theatre, Crosby House reopens, Irish Dance and North Idaho Philharmonia

2022-03-15T21:02:08+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “Plaza Suite” opens this weekend in the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre. Written by four-time Tony Award winner Neil Simon, “Plaza Suite” follows a trio of couples as each occupies a particular suite at the Plaza Hotel. Sam and Karen’s stay, much like their long-suffering marriage, can’t seem to end

Arts Wrap: ‘Plaza Suite’ opens at Civic Theatre, Crosby House reopens, Irish Dance and North Idaho Philharmonia 2022-03-15T21:02:08+00:00

Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite asks enduring questions about happiness and commitment

2022-03-15T20:59:53+00:00

For close to four decades, playwright Neil Simon — balding, bulb-nosed, bespectacled — so dominated American theater that he became an unlikely object of desire. In her 2021 memoir Going There, journalist Katie Couric recalled setting out with the express intention of seducing him at a press conference for his 1985 film The Slugger's Wife. At the time

Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite asks enduring questions about happiness and commitment 2022-03-15T20:59:53+00:00

Review: ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ goes so right

2022-02-11T22:34:51+00:00

Off to the races before the lights have even dimmed, Spokane Civic Theatre’s “The Play That Goes Wrong” is hilarious, charming and absurd from start to finish. Directed by Jean Hardie and written by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields and Jonathan Sayer, “The Play That Goes Wrong” follows a group of actors from the fictitious Cornley

Review: ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ goes so right 2022-02-11T22:34:51+00:00

Broadway World: Spokane Civic Theatre Returns With THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

2022-02-02T23:51:13+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre returns with The Play That Goes Wrong! Welcome to opening night of the Cornley Drama Society's newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines),

Broadway World: Spokane Civic Theatre Returns With THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG 2022-02-02T23:51:13+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre returns to stage after two years of COVID-19 cancellations

2022-02-01T01:37:37+00:00

The last two years have been full of drama. A deadly virus. Crushing social isolation. The complete upending of life as we know it. It’s been the kind of drama that nobody wanted. But this weekend, the right kind of drama returned. After a two-year hiatus, the Spokane Civic Theatre had its first indoor, in-person

Spokane Civic Theatre returns to stage after two years of COVID-19 cancellations 2022-02-01T01:37:37+00:00

The Civic is resuming live theater with The Play That Goes Wrong, a show about the pitfalls (and pratfalls) of live theater

2022-02-01T01:30:43+00:00

After a nearly two-year hiatus brought on by the pandemic,Spokane Civic Theatre is resuming live productions with the regional premiere of The Play That Goes Wrong, a comedy that promises exactly what its title says. Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, the play captures the opening performance of the Cornley Drama Society's The Murder

The Civic is resuming live theater with The Play That Goes Wrong, a show about the pitfalls (and pratfalls) of live theater 2022-02-01T01:30:43+00:00

Announcing the cast of Funny Girl

2022-03-18T20:09:17+00:00

In the Ziegfeld Follies, Hollywood films and on radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. With unique humor, talent and chutzpah, young Fanny, who “isn’t pretty,” defies the odds and becomes one of the greatest stars of her generation. Fanny’s rise to super-stardom and her turbulent romance with professional

Announcing the cast of Funny Girl 2022-03-18T20:09:17+00:00

Revised PLAZA SUITE Dates

2022-01-21T21:34:42+00:00

Firth J Chew Studio Theatre Update Revised Plaza Suite Performance Dates Being that Spokane Civic Theatre is a community facing, volunteer driven organization, and in response to the current COVID-19 surge that our area is experiencing, the reopening of our celebrated, 96-seat, black box theater, the Firth J Chew Studio Theatre, has been moved to Friday, March 11,

Revised PLAZA SUITE Dates 2022-01-21T21:34:42+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre Health and Safety Policy Update

2022-01-21T21:29:41+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre Health and Safety Policy Update Effective January 28, 2022 Being that Spokane Civic Theatre is a community-facing, volunteer-driven organization, and in response to the ongoing pandemic impact that our area is experiencing, the following health and safety policies are effective January 28, 2022: 1. For guests 5 years of age and older, masks are required at all times when inside the Civic facility (see Order

Spokane Civic Theatre Health and Safety Policy Update 2022-01-21T21:29:41+00:00

Announcing the cast of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite

2022-01-21T21:44:31+00:00

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. Karen and Sam are a long-married pair whose relationship may be headed for an early checkout. Muriel and Jesse are former high school sweethearts who seem destined for an extended stay. And Norma and Roy are the mother and father

Announcing the cast of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite 2022-01-21T21:44:31+00:00

From the Studio: Spokane Civic Theatre

2021-12-17T03:21:27+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Spokane Civic Theatre's Executive Director, Jake Schaefer, talks about the return of the Civic's radio performance of "A Christmas Carol," and gives a preview of the theatre's coming season. "A Christmas Carol" will air on KPBX on December 19th at 4pm and Christmas Day at noon. For more information

From the Studio: Spokane Civic Theatre 2021-12-17T03:21:27+00:00

Announcing the cast of Almost, Maine

2022-01-04T19:29:41+00:00

  Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways.

Announcing the cast of Almost, Maine 2022-01-04T19:29:41+00:00

Announcing the cast of The Play That Goes Wrong

2021-12-15T20:45:12+00:00

  REGIONAL PREMIERE Welcome to opening night of the Cornley Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds

Announcing the cast of The Play That Goes Wrong 2021-12-15T20:45:12+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre’s 2022 season includes ‘Funny Girl,’ ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

2021-11-10T18:26:54+00:00

The next in Spokane Civic Theatre’s “Civic Presents” lineup, actor Patrick Treadway’s “Mark Twain” is a one-man, staged retelling of the eponymous writer’s life. Starring and created by Treadway, the show incorporates excerpts of Twain’s writing as his life story unfolds onstage. Filmed over the course of two performances on the main stage at the

Spokane Civic Theatre’s 2022 season includes ‘Funny Girl,’ ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ 2021-11-10T18:26:54+00:00

Season Artwork by Chris Bovey

2021-10-29T17:17:38+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre is ecstatic to debut our Welcome Back artwork by the wonderful Chris Bovey!

Season Artwork by Chris Bovey 2021-10-29T17:17:38+00:00

Hello and Welcome Back to Spokane Civic Theatre!

2022-03-18T20:09:38+00:00

Memberships available November 16, 2021 Single Tickets available December 1, 2021 MARGOT AND ROBERT ODGEN MAIN STAGE January 28 - February 20, 2022 By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields Welcome to opening night of the Cornley Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to

Hello and Welcome Back to Spokane Civic Theatre! 2022-03-18T20:09:38+00:00