Western Summer Theatre

WST: Western Summer Theatre. Logo of a sun setting behind theatre seats.

The Theatre and Dance Department at Western Washington University presents a line-up of blockbuster plays, musicals, and dance concerts each summer.

Bring friends, relatives, and out-of-town guests to our affordably fantastic summer season!

Commedia in the Park

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July 18, 2019 through July 20, 2019

Free performances in the park. Performances nightly at 6 p.m.

Strait Plays reading at Sculpture Woods

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August 18, 2019

A new playwrights’ retreat that invites emerging playwrights to come to Lummi Island Washington to write, collaborate, and perform new works against the breath-taking backdrop of Ann Morris’ Sculpture Woods.

#heretoo – a devised production

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August 28, 2019 through September 1, 2019

#HereToo chronicles the first-person experiences of gun violence survivors and the work of young activists across the United States.

Graffiti Dance Theater

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August 2, 2019 through August 4, 2019

Six choreographers and 15 dancers creating original contemporary works of dance and movement theater.

The Spitfire Grill

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August 21, 2019 through August 25, 2019

Things start cookin' when a feisty parolee comes to the Spitfire Grill.