February performances at NPAF to enlighten and dazzle with Living Voices and the Magical Nash Fung
Following a successful return to live stage performances with the Nutcracker in December, the Northshore Performing Arts Foundation will take a breather in January and present two more performances in February.
Living Voices takes the stage on Feb. 12, 7:30pm
Bringing to life Northwest Passages, a historic look at the expansion of the railroad, labor struggles, World War and a pandemic at the turn of the 20th Century.
Performed by Rachael McClinton, the evening will combine historic film with McClinton's solo performances to illuminate the lives of the people of early Washington State over 100 hundred years ago.
On the same Living Voices program, The Right to Dream will be performed by Mark Peterson, using archival film and live acting to into focus the harsh reality of The Civil Rights Movement as witnessed through the eyes of a student coming of age in Mississippi during the 1960’s. (This performance may not be suitable for children under 12.)
Living Voices is an educational theatre company that offers a personal approach towards understanding important periods in history and applying their significance for today’s audiences. Acting Conservatory-trained McClinton has performed nationally in productions ranging from musicals to Shakespeare. She is Artistic Director and performer with Living Voices. Peterson holds a Masters in Theatre Performance from University of Idaho, and was a member of the acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival from 2005 to 2007.
Amazing Nash Fung will take the stage Feb. 19, 7:30pm
Nash Fung will challenge the audience with "Half Lies," a journey filled with magic, mind tricks, comedy, and meaningful messages that’ll show how you can create magic for your life when you are empowered by persistence, self-belief, and perseverance.
Nash’s magic has been featured on the Travel Channel, KING5TV and KOMO4. He gained international recognition with his appearance on the CW network’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” which was subsequently broadcast in the UK, Japan, Australia, India, and is on Netflix (Europe). His hometown is Hong Kong, and now resides in Mukilteo this will be his first time performing publicly in Bothell.