Phoenix sets comedy lineup

  • Wed Apr 28th, 2010 7:11pm
  • Life

By Theresa Goffredo Herald Writer

It was in late 2008 that the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds rose from the closure of Edge of the World Theatre.

Since then, the Phoenix has continued full speed ahead and is now kicking off a third season of doing what it does best — comedy.

From the satirical to the slapstick, The Phoenix is offering a variety pack of comedy for its 2010-2011 season. Patrons can buy all six shows for $90, which includes a seat at the Phoenix Awards banquet at the end of the season.

For a subscription, go to brownpapertickets.com or print out a subscription form at www.phoenix theatreedmonds.com. Complete the form and send it to The Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds, WA 98020.

For more information, call 206-533-2000.

The lineup for the new Phoenix season:

“Once in a Lifetime”: Sept. 3. This satire is about three failing vaudeville performers during the rise of motion pictures who head west. They pawn themselves off as speech experts to train actors and encounter some crazy characters.

“The Complete History of America, Abridged”: Oct. 22. This is an all-ages show that presents the past 500 years of American history in puns and parodies.

“The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of ‘A Christmas Carol’”: Dec. 10. The funny ladies of the Farndale Dramatic Society put on their own rendition of Dickens’ holiday classic.

“Drinking Alone”: Feb. 4. A man hires a woman to play his fiance during his father’s visit to a dysfunctional family reunion.

“Da”: April 1. The ghost of Charlie’s father won’t leave the ancestral home as the bittersweet relationship between father and son is revealed.

“Smell of the Kill”: June 3. A dark comedy set at a dinner party where three wives talk about the benefits and drawbacks to being a widow.

Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424; goffredo@heraldnet.com.