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Rose and The Bard: Island Shakespeare Festival founder, director works gender battles into performances
Six years into an ever-growing Island Shakespeare Festival, founder Rose Woods still worries that the tent will be empty. Woods can likely rest assured that seats will be filled. Barring some act of God, people will come in droves just as they have since it first opened in 2009.
Community Events, July 2015
Current events in Whidbey art include an art and gift show, featured artists visiting the Garry Oak Gallery and the Whidbey Art Gallery Artwalk.
Ron Wohl could get used to performing at the Whidbey Playhouse. Wohl, an Anacortes resident known around Skagit County for his theatrical flair, is making his Whidbey Playhouse debut in the popular comic operetta, “Pirates of Penzance,” which opens Friday night.
The relationship between Suzanne Maris and Ken Grigsby is one of trust and mutual admiration. When Maris directs plays at the Whidbey Playhouse, she feels comfort in having Grigsby as producer, knowing he has a long track record of getting things accomplished while still wearing a friendly smile.
Even when it wasn’t her time to teach dance steps, Claudia Samano-Losada had trouble staying away from the Whidbey Playhouse over the past few months.