ArtsWest 2016-2017 Season Begins!

ON STAGE NOW – closing week!


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Photo copyright Michael Brunk. 

A story of a mother’s love and what truly happens when we are afraid to speak for those whose voices can not be heard. 


By Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Richard Eyre
Directed by Mathew Wright

Join ArtsWest as the season opens with acclaimed British director Richard Eyre’s stunning adaptation of  Henrik Ibsen’s GHOSTS.  Described as scandalous work when it was first performed in 1892, the story follows widow Helene Alving as she tries to start her life anew after the death of her philandering husband. She is determined that her son will not follow his father’s footsteps, but when Oswald returns from France, she discovers that she may be too late.
*running time – 80 minutes with no intermission.

“Ghosts remains the great historical example of a single play’s power to disturb.” – The New York Times

Tickets on Sale Now – LAST week of performances!

*Seating note: Northside seating is the best in the house – select Northside at checkout.




November 17 – December 23

By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters.  Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.


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Rise up with ArtsWest, support our productions, help us tell our stories – together our small donations become something big.  #TELLTHESTORY!

Our 2016- 2017 SEASON



From the Blog

Celebrating ArtsWest

October 12th, 2016

Over the past three years ArtsWest has gone through some major leadership changes. In 2013, ArtsWest welcomed Laura Lee as the new Managing Director and Mathew Wright soon followed as the Playhouse and Gallery’s new Artistic Director. Together, Wright and Lee have worked to strengthen ArtsWest’s infrastructure, expand education programs, and become a major player…

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