This delightful script was written by Spokane playwright Craig Rickett. It offers some rare roles for older women and is full of sly humor. Joy, Faith and Chastity (“We have no Hope”) are three spinster sisters raised in the Church of the Nazarene. They run a soup kitchen for the poor whose existence is threatened by the county health inspector. Since they don’t have the means to make the necessary improvements, things are getting desperate.
Joy, the eldest sister, is thoroughly dotty, but has a gift for gardening. She belongs to a seed exchange and gets an unmarked packet from somewhere in Idaho. Joy plants the seeds and pretty soon it turns out the sisters have a cash crop that may be their (and the soup kitchen’s) salvation. With the help of a naive boy scout and the ex-con who cooks for the soup kitchen, they find that going to pot can have its rewards.
Seeds of Change will perform on November 5 and 6 with shows at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. The venue is the wonderful Harold and Irene Walton space at the Mount Baker Theatre.