The Last Salmon, a chamber musical for kids of all ages and the people who love them, uses contemporary music styles such as hip-hop and indie-pop to tell a story that begins with the Native American First Salmon ceremony. Learn about the life cycle of wild salmon by following Buck, Spring, and the rest of their fishy crew from their first explorations of their river home, out into the wide ocean, and home again. On their journey, they deal with many human obstacles. The miracle of their return to the river years later holds both truth and hope for our future as we learn to understand the issues of environmental justice and sustainability from a salmon’s viewpoint.
Told in a creative and fun-filled manner, this made-in-the-Methow show is based on the book The Last Salmon, by Phil Davis and it is returning to The Merc’s stage after a very popular world-premiere in February of 2016. Written and directed by Ki Gottberg with music composed by Casey James, the musical is hopping with tuneful live music and charming characters played by a local cast of performers.
DATES: Oct 6-8. Friday and Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 2pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. TICKETS: $5-$18. Reserved and general seating available. LOCATION/INFO: The Merc Playhouse, 101 S. Glover Street, Twisp, www.mercplayhouse.org. 509-997-7529.