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Critic’s Picks: “Late Nite Catechism” at Centerstage Federal Way, the Puget Sound Piano Trio at UPS,Gjertrud Schnackenberg at PLU and nature glass art at Traver

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Sep. 23, 2011 at 6:51 am with No Comments »
September 19, 2011 1:53 pm

Centerstage Theatre teaches us a “Late Nite Catechism”

“Late Nite Catechism,” the nun-based stand-up comedy and longest-running show in Seattle history comes to Centerstage Theatre, with Nonie Newton-Breen as the ruler-wielding Sister. Opens 8 p.m. tonight, then 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Oct. 9. $27.50/$22.50/$12.50. 3200 SW Dash Point Rd., Federal Way. 253-661-1444, www.centerstagetheatre.com


Puget Sound Piano Trio plays 20th-century chamber music

Contemporary American composers Carter Pann, Bright Sheng, Marilyn Schrude and Paul Schoenfeld will be on the program for the Puget Sound Piano Trio (Duane Hulbert, piano; Maria Sampen, violin; David Requiro, cello) this weekend at UPS, ranging from the ethereal to the brash. 2 p.m. Sept. 25. $12.50 general/$8.50 seniors, students, military, UPS faculty and staff/free for UPS students. Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, ups.universitytickets.com, www.pugetsound.edu

Poet Gjertrud Schnackenberg visits PLU

Gjertrud Schnackenberg, one of America’s top poets and a Parkland native, will give a lecture at Pacific Lutheran University next Tuesday. Called “the most talented American poet” of her generation by the New York Times, Schnackenberg writes in contemporary formalist style, and has won many awards, most recently the $65,000 Griffin. 7 p.m. Sept. 27. Free. Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Ave. S., Tacoma. 253- 531-6900, events.plu.edu

Nature in sculpted glass at Traver Gallery

At Traver this month: the sculpted glass of Randy Walker, with curvy, blue-veined leaves; and of Karen Willenbrink Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen, with curious felines and canines. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 30. Free. 1821 E Dock St. #100, Tacoma. 253-383-3685, www.travergallery.com


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