March 5LEWISTON — The Lewiston High School Drama and Music departments will stage “Guys and Dolls,” the famed musical that debuted on Broadway in 1950, beginning at 7 tonight in the LHS auditorium.
The production also will be staged at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, next Thursday, March 13 and 14.
The play revolves around gangsters and gamblers in New York City, as well as missionaries out to reform them. Nathan Detroit (Marshall Fisher) runs a floating crap game and is chronically engaged to Adelaide (Emily Howell). Sarah Brown (Danilyn Larson) is one of the prim missionaries who is wooed by Sky Masterson (Isaiah Nida), a high-rolling gambler. Other members of the large cast include Madison Winn and Ryan MacMillan.
Memorable songs include “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat” and “I’ve Never Been in Love Before.”
Beth Atkinson, LHS drama teacher, is the play’s director, with Brendan Burns and Julie Burke as musical directors, and Kim Haverfield as costumer and choreographer.
Admission at the door is $5 regular price, $4 for senior citizens and students (seventh grade through college) and $1 for children and all LHS activity card holders.
The musical is based on two short stories by Damon Runyon with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. A 1955 film of the same name starred Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando.
MOSCOW — Moscow Mardi Gras will feature children’s events, a parade and concerts by six bands Saturday.
Kids Moscow Mardi Gras, a free daytime event for local youth, features games, crafts, and entertainment at many downtown businesses, including youth dance and musical performances at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center. Activities begin at 1 p.m. and continue until the parade.
The Moscow Mardi Gras Parade begins at 4 p.m. along Main Street.
Concerts begin at 9 p.m. with six bands playing in a variety of venues. They are: Shiner at the Garden Lounge; American Bonfire at the Moscow Moose Lodge; the Fabulous Kingpins at Mingles; Bare Wires at the Eagles Lodge; the Intentions at One World Cafe; and Funky 2 Death at John’s Alley. All venues are 21 and older except One World Cafe.
A Mardi Gras Pass grants holders admission to all bands at all participating venues and free bus transportation between Moscow and Pullman. Passes are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. They are available at all the venues, Keeney Bros. and Safari Pearl in Moscow and Residence Inn and Zeppoz in Pullman.
All proceeds from the ticket sales support the MMG Youth Grant Program for Latah and Whitman county groups.
SPALDING — Jan Johnson of Lewiston will give a talk titled “Recovering Indigenous Womanhood: Tradition, Tragedy, Justice” at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nez Perce National Historical Park Visitor Center here.
Johnson is a clinical assistant professor of English and American Indian Studies at the University of Idaho in Moscow. She produces the UI’s American Indian film festival, Sapaatk’ayn Cinema, now in its 13th year.
Her presentation explores American Indian women’s traditional roles and power, and the legacy of patriarchal settler colonialism in the United States, according to a news release.
The center is at 39063 U.S. Highway 95, 11 miles east of Lewiston.
PULLMAN — Esther Bauer, a Holocaust survivor, will recount her experiences in Nazi death camps in World War II during a lecture that begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Compton Union Building senior ballroom on the Washington State University campus here. Doors will open at 6.
The lecture is free to WSU students and faculty with valid ID. Admission is $5 for everyone else.
Bauer was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1924, according to an online biography at www.army.mil. After Adolph Hitler’s rise to power, the family was deported to the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia where her father died. Bauer was sent first to Auschwitz where her husband and mother were killed, and later to Mauthausen, a concentration camp in Austria. On May 5, 1945, U.S. troops liberated Mauthausen, and Bauer survived to immigrate to the United States in 1946. She became a U.S. citizen in 1950.