Dukesbay Productions presents

Java Tacoma: To Bean or Not to Bean

by Aya Hashiguchi Clark

October 14 – 30, 2022
Something unique is happening in Tacoma theatre: an original situation-comedy for the stage about three life-long friends who meet every day at a Tacoma coffee house, will tickle our collective funny bones for an eighth time.

Jeri, Kate and Linda join forces one last time to commit comic mayhem over at Tacoma’s Perky’s Coffee House. This time, the ladies do battle once again with an unscrupulous real estate investor over the ownership of the historic building that houses Perky’s. Watch as the BFFs team up with family members and newfound friends to outwit the business mogul at his own double dealing game. And maybe, they’ll find a happy ending to their own stories. Loosely inspired by William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” JAVA TACOMA is a celebration of friendship, middle-aged womanhood and All Things Tacoma.
JAVA TACOMA: To Bean or Not to Bean is the eighth and final installment of an original sitcom for the stage that began in 2011, presented by Dukesbay Productions. This theatrical serial is generously peppered with local Tacoma humor. It is rated PG for occasional adult humor.

Tacoma’s original sitcom for the stage returns for one last episode!
Will episode 8 bring a happily-ever-after ending for all? Come find out!
Java Tacoma: To Bean or Not to Bean | by Aya Hashiguchi Clark | Directed by Randy Clark

October 14 – 30, 2022 | The Dukesbay Theater

508 Sixth Ave. #10, Tacoma, WA 98402
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
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About the Cast
Java Tacoma features a multiracial cast that includes Joseph Grant, Aya Hashiguchi, Roger Iverson, Susan Kaeka, Nate Lovitt, Laurie Sifford, Jackie Villava-Cua, Jeffery Weaver and Malcolm J. West.

* COVID Protocols will be in place for all performances of JAVA TACOMA. This includes mandatory mask use while seated in the theater.*