Take a Stand Theater is staging a two-night murder mystery radio play created and produced just for Vashon. Written by long-time islander Amy Drayer and directed by Take a Stand Artistic Director Chris Boscia, the story centers around the celebrated July 4th Vashon hydroplane races and recalls an era of radio gone-by. The two-hour play will be aired live on Voice of Vashon Thursday, July 1st and staged live at Snapdragon on Saturday, July 3rd.
THE SCOOP ON PENNY TAHLEQUAH
Born and raised on Makah Island and born with a nose for news and trouble, Penny Tahlequah finds both when she returns home after an adventure in Los Angeles that goes any which way but right. We join Penny one chilly Makah morning in 1986, live on-air calling the infamous July 4th hydroplane races.
The fireworks start even before the boats put in, and the big one goes off only minutes after the race starts when the renowned Ms. Olsen goes up in a ball of smoke and flame. The real action heats up when Penny’s cousin is accused of sabotaging the boat and murdering the driver.
Now, it’s a race against time as Penny scours Makah for clues to prove he’s innocent and catch the real killer. It won’t be easy, but that wouldn’t be any fun. Listen live as Penny wades through colorful local characters on her hunt for the truth. She’ll get her man – but will she get her woman, too?
TICKETS AND SHOWTIMES
Meghan Ames as Penny Tahlequah
Sarah Howard as Lucy Lopez
Kaycie Alanis as Madison Fair
The Company - Elric Baker, Megan Hastings, and Toby Nichols
BEHIND THE SCENES
Chris Boscia - Director
Jill Bulow - Production Manager
West McLean - Sound Design, Foley, FX
Amy Drayer - Playwright
Thalia Perry - Production Intern
Founded in 2016, Take a Stand has produced plays and events on Vashon Island including The Vagina Monologues, My Mother, Myself, Crimes of the Heart, and more.