Directed by John Helde
Produced by Beth Farnham
Marcie Wood’s dream is about to come true: in a few months – if she can finish her payments – she’ll own Ed’s Tavern, where she’s bartender and den mother to her community. Maybe then she’ll be able to finally start a family with her confidante and lover Murph, and build a life apart from her crazy family. She’s convinced Russell, a budding standup comic, to host Comedy Open Mike, and Sophie, a young political operative, to build the social media buzz. But newcomers to the bar threaten to upend Marcie’s dream: Jake, a developer, wants to buy up the property to build an Amazon-style fulfillment center. Megan, a specialist from Conservation Partners, is trying to save an endangered owl. What’s more, Megan and Murph have a past, and her presence threatens Marcie and Murph’s relationship. But Marcie won’t give in without a fight: with Russell and Sophie and a cadre of birdwatchers as partners, she sets out to confront the forces of big money and save her community.
Set in the Seattle area, MARCIE’S is populated with characters from different backgrounds and woven through with humor. The story’s themes reflect the world we live in: how we find our true calling; how we sustain community; and how over-development threatens our survival.