The Highest Tide

2020 Local Author
Played February 27 - March 21, 2020 Evenings at 7:30pm • Sunday matinees at 2pm

The Highest Tide


The beach talks to Miles O’Malley. Obsessed with all things aquatic, 13-year-old, stature-challenged Miles loves combing the tidal beaches near his Puget Sound home in the middle of the night. When one of his discoveries lands him unexpectedly in the news, he is launched into involuntary celebrity, shaking his world in a way that is only topped by the Nisqually earthquake. A sensory experience emanates from the pages of local author Jim Lynch’s bestselling novel, which instantly transports us beneath the waters of a marine world teeming with infinite life and exquisite possibility.


The State Theater

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Age Recommendation

Ages 11 and up with guidance (language and frank sexual content)
estimated run time 2 hrs 20 mins


Jack Brotherton
Miles View
Leo Conklin
Miles View
Ann Flannigan
Mother/Ensemble View
Gerald B. Browning
Father/Ensemble View
Christian Doyle
Professor/Ensemble View
John Serembe*
Judge/Ensemble View
Karlee Brannam
Angie/Ensemble View
Kameron Peapealalo
Phelps/Ensemble View
Mary Lou Mills
Florence/Ensemble View
Julian Owen
Frankie/Ensemble View
Laura Hanson
Mrs Powers/Ensemble View
*Member of the Actor's Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


Author Interview

An interview with Author Jim Lynch, with scenes from The Highest Tide

An interview with author Jim Lynch during the technical dress rehearsal of The Highest Tide, which opened February 28, 2020. The Highest Tide was to close March 21; however, Harlequin's operations have been suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis. The final weekend of performances, as well as the remainder of the 2020 Season, will recommence as soon as large gatherings are permitted.

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