Don’t Call it a Riot

Orcas Center - Center Stage 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

Two performances: May 10th and 11th at 7:00pm. It's 1968 and Reed, a member of Seattle's Black Panther Party, must juggle the demands of a new marriage and a baby on the way, yet still find time to fight for liberation and dream of creating a better world. When her best friend Marti moves in, there is yet one more thing on her plate. Reed is unaware of the forces that will eventually destroy the Party, as well as the the ones that threaten her happy home.  It will take 31 years before she discovers the betrayal that was at the root of a dream deferred.


Paul Rucker – Normalization

Orcas Center 917 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA

Paul Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician who often combines media, integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. His work is the product of a rich interactive process, through which he investigates community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions surrounding particular subject matter.