Giddyap to see “West is West”

  • Theresa Goffredo
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2011 4:50pm
  • Life

This is the last weekend to catch Tom Churchill’s new play, “West is West” at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley.

“West is West or The Great American Camel Race” is set in the mid-1970s. The play focuses on the lives of seven misfits, gathering by accident with others of similar values, or lack thereof, in a decadent ghost town far above Reno and the Washoe Valley, according to press material.

The misfits drink, argue, flirt and bet on the outcome of a newly re-instituted camel race through town, a race that is reminiscent of an annual event that was big in the 19th century, when Mark Twain lived there and wrote for the Territorial Enterprise, the press material said.

“It’s a moral comedy. Issues such as insider information, homophobia, and a sense of brotherhood are all a part of the play’s meaning,” said Tom Churchill

“West is West” is directed by Dwight Zehm and features Loren Churchill, Tom Churchill, Michael Morgen, Marta Mulholland, Nicole Parnell, Andrew Pearce, Noelle Weiner, and Dwight Zehm.

“West is West” runs through Aug. 7. Ticket prices range from $12 to $15 and are available by calling the WICA box office at 360-221-8268 or 800-638-7631 or go to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.

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