July 30 to Aug. 11: Port Townsend Troupe Celebrates Sci-Fi Greats

A theater performance based on the words of Ray Bradbury and Dune author Frank Herbert hits the Olympic Peninsula, while Speakers Bureau presentations engage audiences throughout the state.

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THIS WEEK (July 30 to Aug. 4, 2012)

Russell Waddel, PT Shorts

Russell Waddel directs PT Shorts, drawing on his passion for science fiction.


PORT TOWNSEND – Port Townsend (PT) Shorts presents Deserts, Blasters, and Spaceships: An Evening of Sci-Fi Fun, based on the works of authors Frank Herbert, Steve Perry, Orson Scott Card and Ray Bradbury. This free, literature-based performance takes place at the Pope Marine Building at 7:30 p.m. Saturday [Details]. PT Shorts is a monthly series of literary readings produced by Key City Public Theatre and supported by a grant from Humanities Washington.

TUESDAY (July 31)

Harriet Baskas

Harriet Baskas

BELLEVUE – Speakers Bureau’s Robert Keller, Reconciling the Past: The History, Literature and Ethics of Japanese Removal [Details].

CLARKSTON – Speakers Bureau’s Harriet Baskas, What is That?: Unusual and Offbeat People, Places, Things and Events in Washington State [Details].

NEXT WEEK (Aug. 5-11, 2012)

SATURDAY (Aug. 11)

REDMOND – Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConaghy, New Land, North of the Columbia [Details].

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