Monday, August 26, 2013

The Harder Courage—Stageworks Northwest—Longview, WA



"Sterner Stuff”

This staged, one-act reading, based on a true story, is written and directed by Leslie Slape.  It plays through this weekend at Stageworks Northwest Theatre at 1433 Commerce Ave. in Longview.  For more information on this production and their season, go to
www.stageworksnorthwest.org or call 360-636-4488.

Shakespeare purported that we “…are made of sterner stuff.”  In this, story, two men were forced, by circumstances, to prove just that.  The first hanging in Washington State happened in 1892 in Cowlitz County.  The man that was executed for murder was Robert Day, a farmer near the Lewis River.  The victim was Clint Beebe, a local logger. 

Read more at SW WA Stage & Theater Arts Review: http://swwastar.blogspot.com/2013/08/review-second-take-by-dennis-sparks-on.html