Ignite! Community Theatre

Spokane Public Radio

The cast of Ignite! Community Theatre's production of Matthew Barber's "Fireflies" visits the studio to discuss the show and perform a preview. Kim Roberts (Eleanor Bannister) and Theresa Kappus (Grace Bodell) play retirees in a small Texas town, and Dan Griffith (Abel Brown) plays a drifter who has the whole town talking.

"Fireflies" opens Friday, February 14, at 7:30 PM and runs through March 1. https://www.igniteonbroadway.org/blog/about-fireflies.

Spokane Public Radio

Ignite! Community Theatre's latest production is a one-weekend-only recreation of the 1944 Lux Radio Theatre Broadcast of "Casablanca," originally produced by Cecil B. DeMille. Director Pamela Kingsley visits the studio to discuss the staged recreation, with actors Alex Barclay (Rick), Julie Berghammer (Ilsa), Dan Griffith (Renault), and Dan Nailen (Lazlo), who perform a few scenes live on air.

Spokane Public Radio

"Bottoms Up!" the final production of Ignite! Community Theatre's 14th season, takes place in the Caribbean, as an unlikely cast converges at a hotel. Through confusion, and a con or two, the prevailing question is: who has the suitcase? Director Jerry Upinghouse and actors Tricia Petrinovich (June), Phedre Burney-Peters (Victoria), and Trey Heppner (Mr. Rushmore), visit the studio to discuss the play and perform a preview.

Spokane Public Radio

Director Bryan Durbin and actors Barry Brathovde, Scott Finlayson, Karen Brathovde and Gail Cory-Betz from Ignite! Community Theatre came to the studio this morning and gave us a drop of “Bloody Murder,” their latest production. An Agatha Christie-esque murder-mystery turned farce, it depicts an ensemble of genre-typical British characters as they awaken to the reality of their fictional existence and rebel against the author of their story.

Performances will be at 7:30 PM this Friday and Saturday plus a 2 PM matinee on Sunday, with more showtimes each weekend through April 28.

Spokane Public Radio

We were delighted to have in our studio today Director Kathy Bowers and actors Pat Marvel and Tom Sanderson, who came to present the particulars of Ignite! Community Theatre’s upcoming two-person play. “Life Support” follows Carol (Pat) and Alan (Tom), a pair of strangers who meet in the waiting room of a hospital as their spouses undergo treatment for life-threatening conditions.

Performances will be at 7:30 PM on February 8 & 9, as well as 2 PM February 10, with more shows each weekend through February 24.

This production is suitable for general audiences.

Spokane Public Radio

Amid their interview this morning, four actors—Julie Berghammer, Jacob Carruthers, Moira Moore and Jerry Uppinghouse—played out two short scenes for us under the direction of Troy Heppner, giving us a tantalizing taste of their spooky new show: “Two Witches, No Waiting.” Set in a small Texas town, it spotlights sisters (and supposed witches) Arlene and Elzbeth Marcus and the quirky characters that surround them as they stew in a heady brew of twists and turns, where barn owls spy on people through windows, closets fly open and even their house itself seems alive.

Spokane Public Radio

Ignite! Community Theatre paid a visit on Wednesday, October 17, to kick off its Booklight Reader's season with the courtroom drama, "The Night of January 16th." This play by Ayn Rand has a fascinating twist: The jury is selected from the audience and the play has different endings depending on the verdict. Guests were (from left) Ingrid LaVoie, Mark Hartley, Alex Barclay, Dan Griffith, LuRicka Kougl and Mike Noel.