Sunday, March 17, 2013

A SPECIAL DAY FOR TAPA



LOST PIONEER was performed at TAPA's Barn Community Playhouse by acclaimed actress of stage and screen, Megan Liz Cole on March 17, 2013. Local historian Mark Beach introduced the performance to a sold-out house. Although this was not the first time this production had been performed, it was the first time in TAPA's newly remodeled theater. As Mark said in the introduction, this was a perfect example of people coming together for the sake of art. It was a special day for the Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts and the Tillamook County Historical Society who spored the event together.

LOST PIONEER is an original piece created by Megan Liz Cole, Mark Beach and award winning Portland playwright Ellen West. To help with the project, the creators received a grant aided by the Tillamook County Cultural Coalition along with the Nehalem Valley Historical Society, the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and the Tillamook County Historical Society.

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who came to our theater to a part of this special day. We hope to see you all again soon.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Special Presentation of LOST PIONEER


The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is pleased to host a special performance of Lost Pioneer at the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook on March 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm. 

Lost Pioneer is performed by acclaimed actress of stage and screen, Megan Liz Cole who also helped write the story. All in all, it was a collaborate effort between Cole, local historian Mark Beach and award-winning Portland playwright Ellen West. Lost Pioneer tells the story of early pioneer life in Tillamook County and takes place in the days after the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. Through imaginative storytelling, pioneer life meets modern life when reality is blurred after a minor automobile accident where the main character suffers a bump on the head. Trapped in her car and drifting in and out of consciousness, she takes the audience on a trip back in time through relived memories and storytelling.

To help with the project, the creators of Lost Pioneer received a grant aided by the Tillamook County Cultural Coalition along with the Nehalem Valley Historical Society, the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and Tillamook County Historical Society. The play was performed along the coast last year for sold-out audiences and after receiving many requests from the public, they decided it was time to schedule more performances. Along with the performance at TAPA, Lost Pioneer will also be performed at Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita on March 10th.

The Tillamook performance of Lost Pioneer will be performed at the newly remodeled Barn Community Playhouse, located at 12th & Ivy in Tillamook at 3:00 pm on March 17th. Doors open one-half hour prior to curtain and concessions will be available both before and after the show. Audiences will also have an opportunity to interact with actress Megan Liz Cole and historian Mark Beach after the 45-minute performance. Seating is general admission and the ticket price is $10. Advanced tickets may be purchased at Diamond Art Jewelers in Tillamook, or call (503) 842-7940. For more information, please visit TAPA on facebook, or contact info@tillamooktheater.com.

Don't forget that this is the last weekend to see our current production of MEMORY directed by Bill Farnum. MEMORY features 2 one-act plays featuring Arthur Miller & Israel Horovitz. Get your tickets at Diamond Art Jewelers at (503) 842-7940