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Driftwood Players: Open House, Scholarships and Acting Classes on Tap

In addition, the Edmonds theater's alternative-stage production of "Lonely Planet" begins today.

There’s plenty going on with , including an open house, scholarship opportunities and a series of classes for adults who are curious about acting.

In addition, the theater debuts Steven Dietz's Lonely Planet today. The alternative-stage production plays throrugh Saturday at 8 p.m., with a matinee Sunday at 2 p.m. All tickets are $12.

Open house

The free open house is March 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at Wade James Theater, 950 Main St. This will allow interested residents to learn more about the theater and to see parts that the audience doesn’t usually get to see. Participants can get tours of the theater, including backstage areas. Each visitor will take home a gift from the Driftwood Players.

Tickets will be sold that can be exchanged for food concessions, face painting, and in-costume photographs. For photographs, visitors of all ages will be able to don costumes from Driftwood’s collection and have their photo taken under the lights and in front of the Grand Curtain. Visitors can have their pictures taken with or without face paint.

Visitors will also be able to use tickets to purchase earrings and bracelets made by two young residents of Edmonds.  Part of the proceeds from these sales will benefit the Donor Closet in downtown Edmonds.

Scholarships

The Driftwood Players, a nonprofit community theater, will award scholarships of $500 or more to deserving students who will attend college in the 2012-2013 school year. Applicants must live in or attend school in the South Snohomish or northwest King County area.

Applicants shall have demonstrated talent in the theater arts, performance or technical areas, and intend to study theater arts in college.

Deadline for applications is April 13. For more information, call Keith Gehrig at 425-774-9600.

Acting classes

Driftwood Players will present a series of classes for adult actors and adult actors who are “acting curious.” These classes are open to anyone: from the novice to seasoned actors who wish to brush up on their skills.

The classes begin April 9 and continue through June 1. Go to the Driftwood Players Web site to get an application.

For more information about the Driftwood Players, go to the company's Web site or call 425-774-9600.

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