Tacoma Opera's Eugene Onegin
Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 19, 2 p.m.
Theater on the Square, 310 S 9th St., Tacoma, WA 98402
www.tacomaopera.com (253) 627-7789
This romantic gem of the Russian operatic repertoire, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, has never been presented before by Tacoma Opera. By moving to Theater on The Square, Tacoma Opera will be doing this production as Tchaikovsky originally envisioned it: in an intimate, chamber setting that will better tell this bittersweet tale of a love that could have been. The sensitive young Tatyana, in love with her neighbor, Onegin, overcomes her natural shyness and writes him a letter asking him to marry her. His refusal humiliates her. At her birthday ball, his attentions to her sister Olga infuriate his friend Lenski, Olga’s fiancé, who challenges him to a duel. Onegin accepts and kills his friend. After years of repentant wandering, Onegin visits the court of his cousin, Prince Gremin and to his astonishment, finds that Tatyana is Gremin’s wife. Onegin falls desperately in love with her. Though tempted, in the end she remains faithful to Gremin, leaving Onegin alone and remorseful.
Doubt: A Parable
Feb. 17 through March 12, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 2, 8 p.m. "Pay What You Can" Night.
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
www.lakewoodplayhouse.org (253) 588-0042
All the elements come invigoratingly together like clockwork in John Patrick Shanley's provocative play, “Doubt,” a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest's behavior that is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty.
Balloon-Powered Car Challenge
Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LeMay America's Car Museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma, WA 98421
americascarmuseum.org (253) 779-8490
Design, build, tinker and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, art and math.
On the third Saturday of each month, you and your child, grandchild, or family can spend quality time together exploring activities available in the Education Studio and Family Zone.
Design, build, and test a vehicle that is powered by the force of air escaping from a balloon. Experiment with a variety of materials to see what makes the vehicle go fast, far, and straight.
Free, with Museum admission.