Spring has sprung, our wonderful Farmers Market is in bloom, and Sally Field continues to charm audiences with her delightful performance in HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS. If you come dressed as Doris - or your own wacky neon equivalent - to this Sunday's DORIS matinee (4/10), the popcorn is on the house. Warning: Starlight manager Lauren Kohn has set bar pretty high with her own DORIS impersonation. Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and last year's honored PTFF guest, Chris Cooper, star in DEMOLITION, which opens in the Rose Friday. Gyllenhaal gives another great performance in this drama directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, WILD). EYE IN THE SKY, starring Helen Mirren and the late great Alan Rickman is holding over for one more week. And this Thursday is that last day - after 5 weeks! - to see WHERE TO INVADE NEXT. THE WITCH flies away Thursday night as well.
Mark your calendars, because we have some great special events coming up in the next two weeks. This Saturday and Sunday, April 9th and 10th the Port Townsend Film Festival hosts their second WOMEN & FILM festival at the Rose, with a great line-up of films and guests. Passes and programs are available online or at the festival office, 211 Taylor Street, Suite 401A.
The final Bolshoi Ballet of the season - DON QUIXOTE - is Sunday, April 17th, and straight from Germany in high definition, the Berlin Philharmonic presents an afternoon of Beethoven - Symphonies 4 & 7 - on Sunday April 23rd.
And the phenomenally talented vocalist Jessika Kenney returns to the Rose Sunday, April 24th at 7:00, with world renowned author and translator Red Pine, in a renegade musical ceremony in honor of Red Pine's most recent book, "Finding Them Gone," published by Copper Canyon Press. Accompanying Ms. Kenney and Red Pine will be cellist Lori Goldston and writer Shin Yu Pai. The last time Ms. Kenney and Red Pine appeared at the Rose the event sold out quickly. Tickets: $12 Rose Members, $14 Non-members.
See you at the Rose, and the Starlight Room.