Harlequin Goes Green!

For several months Harlequin has been composting behind the scenes, as well as offering compost bins to our patrons for use during shows. With recycling and compost bins in place, you can feel good about spending your evening at the theater! Composting keeps food scraps, food-soiled paper, coffee filters, yard…

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Meet Carter W. Lewis

Carter W. Lewis (Playwright) is currently serving as Playwright-in-Residence at Washington University. Prior to that he was Literary Manager & Playwright-in- Residence for The Geva Theatre Center (NY). Carter was also co-founder and Resident Playwright for Upstart Stage in Berkeley, California. He is a two time nominee for the American Theatre…

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Two Words: Chocolate & Champagne

Ladies Night Out for The Americans Across the Street Collect your sisters, your best friends, your coworkers and your daughter-in-law and don’t miss The Americans Across the Street: Ladies Night Out on August 31st. We’ll serve you complimentary champagne and delectable chocolates between 7:00 and 7:30 in our lobby, where…

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Pulitzer Prizes in Literature – How many have you read?

Downtown Olympia’s State Theater will soon be home to the production The Americans Across the Street, opening August 23rd and continuing through September. This eyebrow-raising and hilarious comedy features Derek Slaughterhouse, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who has anchored himself stubbornly on his front porch when his sister and niece show up out…

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New Acoustic Improvements at State Theater

Next time you’re at a show, don’t miss the 65 feet of dark green theatrical velvet drape hanging in the back of the theater. Harlequin Productions adopted the drape from the Washington Center several years ago when it was retired as main drape. Our brilliant scene shop team then designed…

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Your Brain on Art

Kristin Shumaker, in conjunction with the psychology department at Humboldt State University, is attempting to measure what the scientific world calls “affect,” but what we call “emotion.” Shumaker explains that she’s studying alpha asymmetry scores, which are based on the changing differences between the electrical activity on the right and…

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