Lavender gets melodramatic in Olympic Theatre Arts production

SEQUIM — Cheer the hero, boo the villain and sigh for the damsel in what Olympic Theatre Arts representatives call a “hilarious, over-the-top melodrama based on the mythical history of the Pacific Northwest and Sequim.”

OTA’s Lavender Melodrama hits the stage at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays, during its run that begins this Thursday and goes through July 24 at the theater, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $20, $15 for students.

Sequim Lavender Weekend will be from July 15-17 this year.

Written and directed by Executive Director David Herbelin, the purpose of the Lavender Melodrama, OTA representatives said, is pure entertainment.

“This is sure to become a new annual tradition getting more convoluted year after year as the myths live on,” they said. “Filled with music and mayhem, this action-packed, suspense-filled tale is a laugh a minute.”

Supported by the local lavender community, OTA’s Gathering Hall will act as an information center to learn more about the local farms and industry.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit olympictheatrearts.org.

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