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WSA Theatre Company Presents: Almost Maine, November 30 - December 2

November 08, 2018
By Gretchen Nordleaf-Nelson

WSA Presents: Almost Maine, November 30 and December 1 and 2The West Sound Academy Drama Program and Thespian Troupe is proud to present John Cariani’s heartfelt play Almost, Maine on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st. and Sunday, December 2nd. Curtain is at 7:00 PM on Friday and Saturday with the matinee curtain time on Sunday at 2:00 PM. The play will be performed at the WSA Commons Black Box Theatre in the lower level of Baker Hall on West Sound Academy’s campus in Poulsbo.

As the playwright suggests - Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it's almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. There will be laughter, and there may also be tears, but there will most definitely be love.        Read more

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WSA Theatre Company Presents: 12 Angry Jurors on November 11 & 12

October 24, 2016
By Samantha Olson

Twelve Angry JurorsThe West Sound Academy Theatre Company of Poulsbo, Washington, will present the legal rollercoaster 12 Angry Jurors based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose and adapted by Sherman L. Sergel.  The performances will be November 11th and 12th at the Olympic College Campus Theatre, Bremerton, Washington.  Curtain time is 7:00 p.m.

Set in the 1950s, 12 Angry Jurors is the story of a jury that must decide the fate of a young man accused of killing his father. When the Foreman of the jury calls for a vote of innocent or guilty all but one agree the boy is guilty. Juror 8 proposes that it is possible the young man is innocent. The twelve jurors, stuck in an over-heated room, argue and banter with the moral dilemma that each juror faces which is unique to their life experience.  The play calls into question the values of each very unique juror and provides a sometimes comedic and diverse take on the dilemma of guilty or not guilty.

The acting ensemble includes newcomers Joe Zhou, Grace Schmitt, Phillip Cox, Ben Browning and Delaney Agodon.  Returning members of the West Sound Academy Theatre company include Trinity Pine, Ben Silvernale, Annika Nelson, Jailee Bishop, Audrey Jordan, Ryley Mercado, Wyatt Weber, and Karsten Hald.

This production of 12 Angry Jurors is directed by Gretchen Nordleaf-Nelson. The technical director is Jackson Vogt, set and props are designed by Ruby Gsellman, costumes are designed by Ellie Swanson and Alena Pulhug is stage manager.

Tickets are $10 General Admission, $7 for students who show student ID and $5 for Senior Citizens. 

For more information, contact Gretchen Nordleaf-Nelson: (360) 598-5954

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Mud Pie's Arts Night and Poetry Slam, Arts Poetica: Volume Two, Set for February 19

January 16, 2016
By Aidan Moore and Espen Swanson, Mud Pie student editors

Arts Poetica: Volume TwoMud Pie is proud to announce our second annual arts night and poetry slam. Arts Poetica: Volume Two will be held on Friday, February 19th. Come at 6:30 to view a special assembly of West Sound art pieces and take part in the interactive Art Wall presented by Listen to Your Art. The open mic poetry slam will begin around 7:00. Everyone is invited to share original pieces, or your favorite poems and stories from other published authors (maybe from your favorite edition of Mud Pie…). The open mic is not limited to students, and we welcome involvement from teachers, parents, and others in the WSA community. 

Art and concessions will be available for purchase, and will help defray printing costs for Mud Pie 2016 and benefit Listen to Your Art. 

Students and teachers are invited to submit their art for display; simply drop off your titled artwork in Jen’s room by the 18th. You will be able to retrieve your artwork on Monday, February 22nd. 

For anyone intending to perform during the open mic, please be sure to respect the Poetry Slam Guidelines (adapted from Poetry Slam Inc.):
  • Poems may be on any subject and in any style.
  • Readings and performances are not to exceed five minutes
  • Keep your poems PG-13 (No explicit content, language should move the piece forward in a necessary way)

Remember nearly everything is fair game. Jan-Term creations and pieces published in previous Mud Pies make great contributions too! Student authors and artists are encouraged to submit any new work they present at Arts Poetica to the journal as well, and there will be a an area at the event to facilitate this.

Contact us with any questions at or find one of our Student Editors at school. We hope to see everyone there!

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