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Blue Stilly Players gear up for year ahead

ARLINGTON — The Blue Stilly Players recently observed their first full year in operation by returning to the Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival on Feb. 2, but founder Bridget Clawson is equally concerned with looking to the year that lies ahead for the nonprofit theatrical company.

"We had a very engaged public see our charming dramatic reading of 'Mink and Eagle Brothers,' written by Lois Landgrebe, a Lushootseed language instructor with the Stilliguamish Tribe," Clawson said. "Lushootseed was our star, as Lois narrated in both Lushootseed and English. Lois is a gifted writer, and I hope to work with her again."

Just as the Blue Stilly Players performed "Hansel and Gretel" in Terrace Park last summer, so does Clawson hope that the group will be able to return to the park this summer, to stage a play directed by Fogdog Gallery owner Claire Cundiff.

"It's an amazing experience to build something new and creative, and it's an opportunity to learn," Clawson said. "We have built a sound foundation to grow upon."

For more information about the Blue Stilly Players, log onto their website at http://bluestillyplayers.com.

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