BRASS MONKEY THEATER CLUB

SIX SHORT PLAYS on the theme: SOMETHING UNEXPECTED

FREE SHOW* – Wed Jul 30

SECOND SHOW ADDED – Sat Aug 2
*Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Northwest Passage Theater Collective!

The Brass Monkey Theater Club is a new format from iDiOM Theater: we put out a call for submissions of short plays from across the country and around the world, on a series of six themes, and then combed through the submissions for the best and most exciting short plays we received on each theme. The plays will be performed one night only, on a Wednesday night, with the option to add a second night if the first show sells out.

The theme of the first edition is SOMETHING UNEXPECTED. The six selected scripts will be directed by local luminaries Ben Eisner, Madeleine Easton, Glenn Apollo Hergenhahn-Zhao, Shu-Ling Hergenhahn-Zhao, Erin Moore, and Bryce Hamilton, and will be acted by a bevy of local talent.

(WARNING: This show contains adult language and nudity, in case you were thinking this was a good time to bring your mom to see what we do…)

ART WALK: TEN YEARS OF iDiOMATIC THEATER

End your art walk at iDiOM! Exhibit and refreshments from 6–10pm, followed by a late-night comedy show starting shortly after 10pm!

TEN YEARS OF iDiOMATIC THEATER
featuring photographs and other memorabilia celebrating our first decade bringing independent theater to Bellingham, plus delicious food and beverages.
FREE ADMISSION
Fri August 1, 6pm–10pm

Followed by:
TIM GREGER DOESN’T UNDERSTAND
Late-night educational comedy/music/talk show
hosted by Tim Greger, following the Art Walk show
Fri August 1 @ 10pm

Tim Greger Doesn’t Understand

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Tim Greger Doesn’t Understand is a live educational-variety-talk-show-extravaganza hosted by Tim Greger at iDiOM Theater, immediately following iDiOM’s first ever Art Walk show.

TGDU kicks off at 10PM, Friday, August 1st, with a hilarious array of interviews, sketches, music and art.

See artist Troy Terpstra create an original painting on stage as the show happens around him; at the end of the night we’ll raffle Troy’s brand-new painting to a lucky audience member. The price of admission earns you a raffle ticket, making you eligible to win this completely original work of art before the paint even has a chance to dry.

Witness the outstandingly hilarious Morgan Grobe as he returns to the iDiOM stage with his signature brand of iron-clad absurdist logic.

Learn things about language and life from the silver-tongued Sally Unger.

Take the “Pepsi Challenge” with Soda Expert Dr. Levi Friedman.

And of course, enjoy the Three Brass Boys Band (Tobias Childs, Jake Barrow and Ali Sharkar Kahn) as they set the mood and create custom songs on the spot.

See all of this and much more as host Tim Greger tries his best to understand what the hell is going on.

featuring:
Tim Greger (Host/Misunderstander)
Morgan Grobe (Guest/Expert)
Troy Terpstra (Painter)
Sally Unger (Teacher)
Dr. Levi Friedman (Fake Doctor/Pepsi Enthusiast)
And the music of the Three Brass Boys Band (Tobias Childs, Jake Barrow, Ali Shankar)

Midsummer Shows!

iDiOM Theater’s jam-packed 2014–2015 Season kicks off in September, but that doesn’t mean we’re taking the summer lying down!

 
iDiOM presents four weekends of summer shows: sketch comedy, new short works, late-night theater, avant-garde absurdism, and our first ever Art Walk gallery show all make for a summer packed with previews of our biggest season ever and a broad sampling of the strange and wonderful work that makes iDiOM what it is.

New sketch comedy and late-night shows by Tim Greger will be a staple of the upcoming season, as will our new series of short works, The Brass Monkey Theater Club.

August 1st will mark the first of six art shows iDiOM will host this coming year, featuring great food and drinks, and an exhibit of photos, posters, and memorabilia from a decade of iDiOMATiC theater will line our little black-walled room on Cornwall Avenue.

iDiOM THEATER’S SUMMER SCHEDULE

 
THE VELOCIRAPTOR and THE AWFUL REAL THING
TWO ONE-ACT PLAYS
Directed by Brian Toews, Micky Moore, and Grayson Miller
July 17–26, Thu/Fri/Sat @8pm, tickets $8 here

THE VELOCIRAPTOR is the newest work from (fictional) award-winning playwright, René Vohzé. Everything you thought an absurd, minimalist, avante-garde theatrical satire could be.

THE AWFUL REAL THING is a vulgar and violent farce about friendship and art.

 
BRASS MONKEY THEATER CLUB
SIX SHORT PLAYS on the theme: “something unexpected”
***UPDATE*** The Wed, Jul 30 show is now a FREE SHOW, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Northwest Passage Theater Collective, and we are adding a second show on Sat, Aug 2 @ 8pm! Tickets available now!

Six scripts selected from across the country and around the world, directed by local luminaries Ben Eisner, Madeleine Easton, Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao, Shu-Ling Hergenhahn-Zhao, Erin Moore, and Bryce Hamilton.

 
ART WALK PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT:
TEN YEARS OF iDiOMATiC THEATER

ONE NIGHT ONLY – Fri August 1, 6-10pm, FREE

Photos from the first ten years of iDiOM Theater by a variety of local photographers, with beverages & refreshments, followed at 10pm by:

TIM GREGER DOESN’T UNDERSTAND
Fri August 1, 10pm, $10

The first of a series of late night talk shows hosted by Tim Greger which will be a regular part of our upcoming season. Education, comedy, music, ridiculousness.

 
SWEAR JAR
Thu/Fri/Sat August 7–9 @8pm, $10

Obscenely funny sketch comedy by Tim Greger – one weekend only at iDiOM Theater.