Marla French exhibit at MLT Library

  • Tue Mar 6th, 2012 6:41pm

<b>ARTS NOTEBOOK | </b>Herald staff

Paintings by Marla French will be on display through March 31 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W.

French wants her paintings to evoke thought, a memory or an emotion. Born and raised in Seattle, French has had a passion for sketching and painting since childhood. Her love of the Northwest is reflected in her landscape paintings.

“Painting is a very personal journey but I seek to expand beyond my personal view. I love the process of painting. It is both exciting and frustrating,” French said.

‘Freud’s Last Session’ at Taproot Theatre

Science and religion, body and soul, reality and fantasy – nothing is off limits in the award-winning play “Freud’s Last Session,” at Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St., Seattle.

Air raid sirens sound overhead, C.S. Lewis is young and a rising academic star, and Sigmund Freud has invited him for tea. What could possibly come next?

“Freud’s Last Session” runs March 23-April 21, with previews on March 21-22, and a pay what you can performance March 28.

In conjunction with the play, Taproot is putting on a panel discussion April 3 that will be hosted by The Kindlings Muse and is free to the community.

Tickets range from $22-$37 and are available at or 206-781-9707.

Driftwood Players holds open house

Edmonds Driftwood Players will hold an open house from noon-4 p.m. March 18 at the Wade James Theater, 950 Main St. Edmonds.

The open house will allow people to learn more about the theater and to see parts that the audience doesn’t usually get to see.

Admission is free, and visitors can buy tickets that can be exchanged for food concessions, face painting and in-costume photographs. Visitors of all ages can don costumes from Driftwood’s collection and have their photo taken under the lights and in front of the Grand Curtain. Visitors also can use tickets to purchase earrings and bracelets made by two young Edmonds residents. Part of the proceeds from these sales will benefit the Donor Closet in downtown Edmonds.

Renée Fleming to team with symphony

World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming comes to Seattle for a one-night-only concert with Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony. The concert is 8 p.m. March 16 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle.

Fleming will perform music from the 19th and 20th century vocal repertoire, including selections from Ravel’s “Shéhérazade,” Gounod’s “Faust,” Lehár’s “Die lustige Witwe” and Korngold’s “Die tote Stadt.”

The program also includes songs from Fleming’s 2010 album “Dark Hope,” a collection of covers of rock and indie artists. Together with the Seattle Symphony, Fleming will perform Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Muse’s “Endlessly” and Death Cab for Cutie’s “Soul Meets Body.”

Tickets are $65 to $180, and are available at or 206-215-4747.