iDiOM is kicking off another season of high-quality entertainment with a Fall Fringe Festival, a collection of six diverse and distinctive shows by accomplished local creators and top-notch touring artists.

These shows offer a great preview of the season to come, and each one will make the perfect centerpiece for a memorable night out in Bellingham’s vibrant Downtown, with excellent dining, drinks and desserts close by.


Four storytellers, one new play, no script, no joke!

iDiOM Theater’s Fall Fringe Festival kicks off with a late-night show on Art Walk night. DARTS is an improvised play by Garrison Fort, the talented team who brought you the sketch comedy show SWEAR JAR in August. A great opportunity to laugh with friends or family as a brand new play is created in front of your eyes. Come early and enjoy complimentary food and beverages during Art Walk!
Fri Sep 5, 10pm

48-Hour Theater Festival #40

Page to Stage in 24 Hours—Twice!

The 48 provides two evenings of unpredictable, delirious hilarity in the form of six short plays, all created in less than 24 hours by randomly-assembled teams of actors, writers and directors, with live music by local musicians.
Night 1 – Sat Sep 6, 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Night 2 – Sun Sep 7, 7:30pm & 9:30pm


a brand-new full-length play created in less than a week

Bellingham playwright & director Ben Eisner will have less than a week to create an entirely new full-length play based on the same theme chosen for Night 1 of the preceding weekend’s 48-Hour Theater Festival. Our HOTBOX plays provide a unique evening of funny, thought-provoking, high-quality entertainment.
Fri Sep 12, 7:30pm
Sat Sep 13, 7:30pm
Sun Sep 14, 7:30pm


a film noir clown mystery

Acclaimed touring artist Deanna Fleysher’s hilarious one-woman film noir-detective clown show has been racking up awards across the US and Canada.
“Freakin’ Hilarious… Creator/performer Deanna Fleysher is wildly talented and utterly engrosses her audience with her outstanding physicality, wicked humour, and fantastic improv-ability…”—The Marble (Victoria)
Thu Sep 18, 7:30pm
Fri Sep 19, 7:30pm & 10:00pm
Sat Sep 20, 7:30pm & 10:00pm


hilarious “educational” sketch comedy!

A sequel to last year’s Volume ‘A,’ which featured much-needed information and misinformation about Australia, Achilles, Animal Husbandry, and the band Air Supply, Krissa Woiwod and Kimberley Ross return with another all-singing, all-dancing installment of their hilarious and edutaining show, SKETCHOPEDIA. Krissa and Kim have been creating and appearing on the iDiOM stage for over a decade, and will return again in January 2015 with everything you need to know about the letter ‘C.’
Thu Sep 25, 7:30pm
Fri Sep 26, 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Sat Sep 27, 7:30pm & 9:30pm


an immersive storytelling experience

The time-twisting tale of a boy with two hearts, told by touring artist and audience favorite Martin Dockery.
Accompanied by a musical score, you will journey to a solitary house in the middle of the desert to hear the tale of an old man, the woman he loves, and her son, a boy who has two hearts. The story moves forward and backward through time, from a car crash in a barren landscape to a jammed photocopier in a hastily-constructed city, bringing together three disparate characters, one of whom is you, the audience, in a world that is as fantastical as it is mundane, and as terrifying as it is alive with wonder.
Thu Oct 2, 7:30pm
Fri Oct 3, 7:30pm
Sat Oct 4, 7:30pm