For the first time in recent memory, Bellevue College will produce a play aimed primarily at children, called “Still Life with Iris.”
“This is a wonderfully imaginative play for both kids and their parents set in a fanciful land where they bottle thunder and put the spots on ladybugs with a girl pirate and a young Mozart,” said director Tammi Doyle.
Doyle says the idea to do a play for children and families came about when she was putting together the schedule for the 2012-2013 season.
In the past, the college’s theatre department has been known for covering a variety of very adult material. Last year, the department produced the controversial coming of age drama “Spring Awakening.”
“It just hit me that it would be fun to swing the pendulum,” Doyle said. “It would be so great for students to do something for children; some of the students even have children of their own.”