May 13-16CLARKSTON — Actors and crew from the Clarkston High School Drama Department will stage “Charley’s Aunt,” a well-loved play first performed in 1892, tonight through Saturday in the CHS auditorium here.
The play, a farce in three acts, will be staged each night at 7.
Jack Chesney (played by Ben Beeson) loves Kitty Verdun (Abby Pernsteiner) and Charley Wykeham (Andrew Thompson) loves Amy Spettigue (Rachel Lauzon). The men invite the ladies to meet Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil, but when she cancels at the last minute, they draft a school pal into dressing up as Charley’s aunt. After introducing the “aunt” to everyone, the real aunt turns up to much comedy and confusion.
This final performance of the school year is directed by Larry Goodwin, CHS theater adviser, with the help of Becci Tank, assistant director.
Admission is $7 regular price, $5 for students and seniors and free for children ages 3 and younger. The school is at 401 Chestnut St.
PULLMAN — The three authors of “River Song: Naxiyamtáma (Snake River-Palouse) Oral Traditions from Mary Jim, Andrew George, Gordon Fisher, and Emily Peone” will be present for an hourlong program beginning at 2 p.m. at Washington State University here.
The free program, set for the Anthropology Museum in College Hall, will include readings and a question-and-answer session with the authors. It will celebrate the release of the book, a new collection of American Indian oral histories published by WSU Press.
The authors are Richard Scheuerman, associate professor of curriculum and instruction at Seattle Pacific University; Clifford Trafzer, the distinguished professor of history and Costo chairman in Native American studies at the University of California-Riverside; and Carrie Jim Schuster, a descendant of Mary Jim who was one of the book’s featured elders.
Denied a place on their ancestral lands, the original Snake River-Palouse people were forced to scatter, according to a news release. Maintaining their cultural identity became increasingly difficult but elders continued to pass down oral histories. Beginning in the 1970s and continuing over three decades, Naxiyamtáma elders — in particular Mary Jim, Andrew George, Gordon Fisher and Emily Peone — shared their stories with a research team.
Discounted books also will be offered for sale at the event, which is put on by the Plateau Center for Native American Programs at WSU and WSU Press.
PULLMAN — An exhibition by former fine arts faculty at Washington State University will open Tuesday at the WSU Museum of Art.
The exhibit continues through July 3, and a closing celebration will mark its end from 4 to 6 p.m. July 9 in the museum gallery.
The free show will be a tribute to many of the department’s past teaching-artists and will feature as many as 25 artists spanning multiple generations of faculty and eras. The exhibition of work coincides with the Museum’s Campaign for a New Museum of Art with many of the artists generously providing works for sale. All sales from the exhibit will directly support the goal of building a new Museum of Art on the WSU campus.
At any point during the duration of the exhibition, patrons may contribute to the Campaign for a New Museum of Art by purchasing works of art through Anna-Maria Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org. All works will be available for pickup after the closing celebration.
The museum is along Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.