“Sipping”, music on tap this weekend



Tonight, finally, four women from the South are welcoming people to their veranda.

This is a first since March 2020: “The Savannah Sipping Society”, both a meet and a play, opens live and in person at a Port Angeles Community Playhouse tonight. The venue, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd. in Port Angeles, is fully guarded.

“Savannah Sipping,” a comedy starring Mindy Gelder, Rebecca Gilbert, Lynne Murphy and Jennifer Saul, is about a chosen family of friends – sharing their fears, self-determination and favorite drinks.

Directed by Timothy P. Thorn in his directorial debut in County Clallam, the show hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays and at 2:00 p.m. Sundays through October 10.

Tickets are available at communityplayers.org and are priced at $ 15 for adults and $ 8 for students. On Tuesdays, places not already reserved online will be sold for $ 8 at the door. Seats will be spaced between parties at all performances; masks covering the nose and mouth are required, and for spectators 12 years of age and older, full proof of vaccination will be required for entry.

The sippers are: Randa (Gelder), a perfectionist and workaholic struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment; Dot (Saul), who is still reeling from her husband’s recent disappearance and faces a future on her own; Marlafaye (Murphy), a Texan who came to Savannah after losing her unfaithful husband, and Jinx (Gilbert), who offers her life coaching services while neglecting the fact that she is the one in need of wise advice. .

“Each of these women have found themselves alone for various reasons without a family, and together they create the family they deserve,” Thorn said. He added that his own chosen family had brought him to the peninsula after years of working in theaters in California.

“The Savannah Sipping Society,” written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, is one of the arts and entertainment offerings live this weekend on the Peninsula.

Here is a sample of other activities.

• Live music is back at the indoor outdoor area of ​​Finnriver Farm & Cidery at 124 Center Road, Chimacum.

Tonight, the Sweater Weather String Band plays lively folk music from 6 pm to 8 pm with an entrance fee of $ 5; Saturday is Backwoods Hucksters, same time, same load. Sunday evening, gypsy jazz with Ranger and the Re-Arrangers for $ 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more details, visit here.

• A designer market comes to Pourhouse Patio at 2231 Washington St., Port Townsend, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

This gathering of local artisans, open to sailors 21 and over, features vintage and handmade clothing and jewelry, art, crystals and baked goods.

• Tickets are on sale for Collision of Rhythm, a duo of tap dancer Aaron Williams and beatbox juggler Bronkar Lee, on October 10 at Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave.

The Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts presents this show; clients should be fully immunized; for more information, see here.

• Bill Evans 81 !, a modern tap dance celebration rescheduled tonight and Saturday at the JFK Building in Fort Worden State Park; all performances are sold out.

For more information on other dance offerings at Fort Worden, click here.


Jefferson County Senior Reporter Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-417-3509 or [email protected] news.com.


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