We were LIVE again, finally!
Thank You Fortinbras Team!
A Message from PACP President
Welcome Back to the Magic

When Peter Pan flew off to Neverland in March 2019, none of us had any idea that it would be 29 months before we would perform again on stage. It was everything we remembered it being, and more and the best part was having you come along with us!

The road to get here was very bumpy with new challenges seemingly every day, but it also feels very natural – the way theater was intended to be. Shakespeare’s Globe Theater was built like a donut, round with a big hole in the middle where for a penny you could stand and watch the show. If you were able to afford a dime, you could sit on wooden benches with a roof over you and watch by candlelight. There were no grand sets, or lighting effects, just great storytelling. It’s refreshing to take theater back to those roots.

But, PACP’s roots are firmly planted in our little Playhouse that turns 50 in September, and we’ll spend this season celebrating it and hopefully be able to welcome you back into the building for all four plays this next season. We’re looking at different ways to bring theater to you, and have taken giant steps in making the playhouse as safe as possible.

We’ve gotten really good at improvisation, and this coming season we’ll be perfecting it with schedules that could change at a moment’s notice, so please bear with us as we navigate through this uncharted territory. What lies on the other side will be nothing short of a standing ovation!

Barbara Frederick, President, Port Angeles Community Theater

Interested in coming to "play" with us? PACP will beginning offering FREE Theater Training Seminars

Seminar One - Wardrobe
Saturday, August 28th from
10:00 a.m. to noon
Playhouse Theater

Richard Stephens will explain and demonstrate all things Wardrobe. He will speak to:
  • how costuming a show adds to the production's vision,
  • how to build vs. how to pull costumes from the costume inventory at the playhouse,
  • how to read and analyze a script, create a detailed costume plot, trouble shoot problems and pull a show for a modern, contemporary production,
  • how wardrobe helps build characterization,
  • additional topics will include budget planning, getting body measurements and familiarizing yourself with local resources.

Attending one of these FREE sessions is a great way to see how you can volunteer for this crucial aspect of stage productions.

Please contact instructor, Richard Stephen at 360-461-1617 or email dramarex@gmail.com.

CDC guidelines will be followed and all workshop attendees MUST wear masks indoors at the Playhouse.

Upcoming Saturday Theater Training Seminars will discuss:
  • Stage Managing,
  • Lighting & Sound,
  • Production,
  • Set Construction,
  • Directing, and more. 
Seminar One - Wardrobe
---a message from Richard Stephens, local Director and Designer
"What goes in to planning, choosing, deciding what an actor wears on stage? Is this a complicated process? How do you keep track of what everyone is wearing and make sure
characters don’t visually clash with each other? And most importantly of all – can anyone learn to do this?

The role of the costumer on stage is one of those “silent” roles we often don’t think about, but when they do their job right we better understand characters, we enjoy the play and are easily transported to where ever the show takes place.

Costume Designers do a lot more than just pull costumes out from inventory stock! There is careful script analysis and close consultation with the director, as well as studying the actors to get the right fit and color."


For more information about Richard's extensive experience, click here.

Miss Bennet - Christmas at Pemberley
by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Directed by Richard Stephens
Port Angeles Community Playhouse
Thursday, August 26, at 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 28 at 7:00 pm

Productions to run Dec. 3 through 19, 2021

In this charmingly imagined sequel to Pride and Prejudice, Mary Bennet is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love. This romantic comedy picks up two years after Jane Austen’s beloved tale ended, with a clever and captivating style that will delight Austen aficionados and newcomers alike!

Since premiering on Broadway in 2015, this play has quickly become one of the most produced plays by community theaters and when you read or see it, it is easy to see why – it captures the flavor, wit and charm of Jane Austen, has a clever plot and takes the audience on a lyrical, emotional journey.

Design plans are underway for a spectacular production of set and costumes from many of the same talented artisans that worked on our amazing outdoor Shakespeare in the Park…..ing Lot production of FORTINBRAS.

All the speaking roles are for people age 16-35, this is a story about young people. There are roles for three men and five women.


Additionally, we will be casting/engaging two capable “gentlemen” to perform/work as liveried servants at Pemberly, who will help with scene changes that happen “aux vista” in full view of the audience, bring on and remove props and scene furnishings as well as decorate the family Christmas tree and more. (If you are interested in applying for this “role”, please contact Director Richard Stephens at 360-461-1617 or write him at dramarex@gmail.com).

Auditions will include some cold readings from the play, which will be put up on the Playhouse website shortly.  Are available at pacommunityplayers.org/

If you are interested in reading for a role but are not able to make either of the two audition days, or you have additional questions about the roles or the show, please contact Director Richard Stephens at (360)461-1617 or dramarex@gmail.com.

Auditions will be held inside the Playhouse. You MUST wear a mask at all times during auditions. For the safety of fellow castmates, our crew, staff and audience, we will be asking about your COVID vaccine status.

As we prepare to create the genteel elegance of the early nineteenth century Regency period we will need help building the grand library room set and skilled stitchers to sew the upper class clothing of the Bennet sisters. If you would like to be a part of the production team or work as a dresser backstage to assist with fast costume changes, contact director Richard Stephens or go to the Playhouse website, pacommunityplayers.org and click on the “VOLUNTEER” button.

Thanks to all who voted in 2020.

We were considered in very good company with Black Diamond Junction and the Port
Angeles Symphony! We are honored to be included with your groups, which are two of our community entertainment favorites.

Best of the Peninsula is conducted by the advertising department online at peninsuladailynews.comsequimgazette.com and forksforum.com.
This is the 25th consecutive year of the online contest.
1235 East Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362