Arts Council Programs and Events
Indoor Gallery Shows
Mostly Music in the Park
Classics on Film Winter Series
"The Oval Office and the Box Office - An election themed film series"
Presented by The Mercer Island Arts Council, with additional support from The Mercer Island Sister City Association on selected Fridays this fall at Aljoya of Mercer Island. Free and open to the public, with refreshments provided courtesy of Aljoya. Screenings begin with introductions by film historian Lance Rhoades at 7:30 pm and Q&A follows each film. All films are presented with English subtitles unless otherwise indicated.
Day: Fri (dates and movie description below)
Time: 7:30p m
Fee: FREE and open to the public
Location: Aljoya - Theater 2430 76th Ave SE, Mercer Island
- March 24
Mister Roberts (1955)
A wide-ranging portrayal of relationships formed among sailors and officers on a Navy cargo ship during the Second World War. The star-studded cast of colorful characters includes Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, and Best Supporting Actor winner Jack Lemmon.
- March 31
A musical, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee (Natalie Wood) who was pushed into show business as a child by her domineering mother Rose (Rosalind Russell). Karl Malden plays Herbie Sommers, an agent who takes an interest in Rose and helps promote the career of her daughter.
- April 7
Les visiteurs (The Visitors) (Jean-Marie Poiré, 1993)
A zany French comedy in which a knight and his squire are transported 1,000 years into the present-day, where they meet the knight’s descendant. A riotous send-up of social mores, ancient and modern. Co-sponsored by The Mercer Island Sister City Association. Presented in French with English subtitles.
Shakespeare in the Park
Summer Outdoor Theater. Sponsored by The Mercer Island Arts Council, Wooden O presents two Shakespeare plays with multiple performances at the Luther Burbank Park amphitheatre in July and August. With open seating and an outdoor setting, Wooden O brings the Shakespeare plays to life, engaging audiences of all ages.
Much Ado About Nothing – Directed by Jon Kretzu
Shakespeare’s screwball comedy features the bantering of two of his cleverest characters. For Beatrice and Benedick love is a game of wits played with guarded hearts. Yet everyone can see they’re meant for each other. Newly engaged Hero and Claudio conspire to trick the pair into admitting their affections and falling for each other. But schemes are afoot to ruin everyone’s happiness through dire accusations. Will love win out in the end?
|July 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 13**
Pericles – Directed by Annie Lareau
Set sail on the high seas for a summer adventure. Prince Pericles romances maidens, gets chased from port to port, finds his true love, and then loses her and his infant daughter in the storm-tossed sea. With only the stars and his heart as a guide, Pericles charts one man’s epic lifetime voyage to reunite with the family he thought he had lost forever.
|July 16, 20, 21, 22, 23**, 27, 28. 29
|August 4, 5, 6
*Special Summer Celebration! performance at Luther Burbank Park **July 23rd is a double performance which allows you to see both shows in one day, “Pericles” at 2 pm and “Much Ado About Nothing” at 7 pm.
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