Friday, July 10, 2009

Big changes at Interplayers ...

... including the name, the leadership, and the new season.

From its 29th season henceforward, what's been known as Spokane Interplayers Ensemble will be known as Interplayers Professional Theatre, or IPT.

Reed McColm is the new artistic director.

The 2009-10 season will feature small-cast dramas and just one musical:

Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Sept. 17-Oct. 3
Karen Kalensky (now "artistic associate") and her husband, John Henry Whitaker, in Terence McNally's play about working-class lovers

Doubt, Oct 22-Nov 7, by John Patrick Shanley
dir. Roger Welch, with Aaron Murphy, Bethany Hart, Rebecca Davis, and Ann Russell Whiteman

Underneath the Lintel, by Glen Berger, Nov. 25-Dec. 12
Reed McColm in a one-man show

Honky-Tonk Highway, Jan. 28-Feb. 13, 2010
country-western band reunites after death of their leader

Yasmina Reza, Art,
March 11-27, 2010

Eleemosynary, by Lee Blessing, April 15-30, 2010

Psychopathia Sexualis, by John Patrick Shanley, May 13-29, 2010

[photo: John Patrick Shanley, from]

... and yes, Patty Duke will make an appearance too. No date yet, but the actress (now appearing as Madame Morrible in Wicked in S.F.) will sit for an "Inside the Actors Studio"-style interview, right here in Spokane.

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At July 12, 2009 8:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodluck!Dont really see any new names.These are good actors who for the most part are from our very talented community."What is in a name".If adding professional makes everyone feel better well ok.The quality of the shows will be the telling thing no matter how you dress it up.If they show they can be consistantly good I may start attending again.I would like to see them bring in some of the other excellent actors from this community it will only make them stronger name or no.

At July 19, 2009 8:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well finally Patty Duke is coming back to the Idaho stage :)


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