We love local theater here in the Tri-Cities. We even have our own Shakespeare company, The Rude Mechanicals! They specialize in producing amazing Shakespeare plays in ways that are interesting and easy to understand for the masses! They've set the works of Shakespeare in 1950's sitcoms, edgy Seattle bars, post-modern futures and more! This fall they will be producing the well-known classic, Hamlet, and it's sure to be another incredible show!

Okay, so you want to know more about the shopping. Well, The Rude Mechanicals are having their first ever fundraising gala this Saturday, September 29th. While the Gala is sold out (sigh), you can still bid on the silent auction items! And let me tell you, there are some AMAZING things to bid on. Some of my person faves are 7 nights in an Ancient Castle, Glamping in Zion, and a Maryhill Tasting Experience for 8, and a HAMILTON musical package!! Those are some of the bigger items, but there are things to bid on for budgets big and small. There's also food, wine, jewelry, photography sessions, a private comedy show, Oregon Shakespeare festival package, stuff for Halloween, and even a visit from Santa! There are some seriously amazing things to bid on, and not only will you be getting awesome things you're going to love to have or do, but you'll be helping the arts in Tri-Cities! Win win!

So, even if you won't be at the Gala, check out the silent auction items and help the Rude Mechanicals keep on creating fantastic productions. Click right here to see all the items. The auction closes September 29th at 8:30 pm, so make sure to guard your bids! Have fun and good luck!!