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Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival

"The Hospital Room," is one of several locally written and produced plays in the annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival (B.O.A.T. Festival V) on the Guild stage, 1600 H St. in Bellingham from Monday, Feb. 17, through March 1, 2014. Doors open at 6 p.m.


Locally written and produced plays - musicals, comedies, storytelling, dramas and suspense, some with adult content, will perform in the annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival (B.O.A.T. Festival V) on the Guild stage, 1600 H St. from Monday, Feb. 17, through March 1.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Curtain times vary.

Audience members are advised to be seated 30 minutes before the play you want to see.

Among the productions is "The Hospital Room," written and directed by Julie Zavala-Marantette, starring David Bolden as Dr. Jensen and Samantha O'Brochta as Dawn Carter.


Feb. 17, Feb. 21 and 26: "Older But Not Wiser; Younger But Not Cute," "One Bad Day," "Bi-Vocals," "Tree Soldier."

Feb. 18, 22, and 27: "Love at the Garden Of Eden," "Nature of Nurtured Evil," "Why Christmas Pageants Suck."

Feb. 19, 24, and 28: "20 Minutes," "Plenty of Fish in the Sea."

Feb. 20, 25, and March 1: "The Hospital Room," "Curse You Blue Baron," "A Family Recipe."

A $10 Festival Pass will let you see every show and you must have your pass stamped and get seat tickets to gain admission to the theater; pay $4 for individual shows.

Details and times online are at, 360-733-1811.


Port Angeles natives Spencer and Traci Hoveskeland, formerly The Bottom Line Duo, perform as The Duet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at Mount Baker Theatre's Encore Room, 104 N. Commercial St., hosted by the Jazz Project.

They call their program "social chamber music or "21st-century parlor music." They have been thrilling audiences with their fast fingers, quick wit, and laser-like bows with humor bordering on outright comedy.

Today's standard for energy efficiency is fulfilled as The Duet presents a 'green' program, playing entirely on recycled instruments (bass circa 1735 and cello circa 1869).

Tickets are $15 at the door.

Details:, 360-650-1066.

More about their music at


Western Washington University's Department of Theatre and Dance presents "Fuddy Meers" an absurd and catastrophic romp of toxically quirky characters, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at Western's Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre.

The play's protagonist, Claire, has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. To help her get through the day, her husband has written a book of her life that she leafs through in bed each day.

As she struggles through the day, each plot twist reveals a little more about her shrouded past as she assembles her life while fending off a cast of oddballs with hidden motives of their own.

Charlotte Guyette directs.

Details: wwu.ed/theatredance.

Tickets, $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students, at, 360-650-6146.

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