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Critic’s picks: PLU play festival, UPS cello concert, Gig Harbor museum exhibit and Tacoma Little Theatre

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Jan. 27, 2012 at 5:02 am |
January 26, 2012 12:59 pm
The directors of the three plays in PLU's One Act Festival. Courtesy photo.

PLU’s annual One Act Festival

Three one-act plays combine education and entertainment at Pacific Lutheran University’s annual APO One Act Festival “Loss…and Found,” beginning next Wednesday night. PLU’s chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theater honor society, produces the festival; plays include “Recklessness” by Eugene O’Neill, “Otter Pops” by Alex Eddy and “Poor Little Doggy” by Myia Johnson. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 26, 27 and 28. $5/$3 students. Eastvold Mainstage, Pacific Lutheran University, Park Avenue South and 123rd Street South, Tacoma. 253-535-7325, www.plu.edu

UPS folk-inspired cello concert

Prize-winning cellist and University of Puget Sound artist-in-residence David Requiro performs a recital of cello works inspired by folk music tonight, along with violinist Maria Sampen and pianist Tanya Stambuk. On the Eastern-European program is music by Janácek, Tsintsadze, Kodály and Bartók, including his “Rumanian Folk Dances.” 7:30 p.m. tonight. $12.50/$8.50 seniors, students, military and UPS faculty and staff/free for UPS students. Schneebeck Concert Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, tickets.pugetsound.edu

“Going Places” at Harbor History Museum

A new traveling exhibit at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor highlights life before cars, with artifacts like a full-sized carriage, children’s carriages, and assorted harnesses and tack to explore the traveling culture of the nineteenth century. The show comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday Jan. 28 – Mar. 16. Events: Storyteller Karen Haas presents “Wagons West!” at 1 p.m. Feb. 25, $4/free for members. Cultural historian William Woodward presents “River, Rail and Road: How We Got Here…and Why” at 2 p.m. Mar. 11, free with admission. $6/$5/$4 ages 7-17/free for 6 and under. Harbor History Museum, 253-858-6722, www.harborhistorymuseum.org, www.nehontheroad.org

Tacoma Little Theatre presents “California Suite”

TLT’s production of “California Suite,” a Neil Simon comedy, continues through Valentine’s Day. Giving audiences a fly-on-the-wall view of four sets of couples sparring in different hotel rooms, the play features Simon’s usual witty dialogue and comedic talent. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 14. $15-$25. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com

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