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The Young Americans’ Theatre company is Seattle’s only entirely youth run theater company. Every summer we produce a full season, including a festival of one acts and two main stage shows. The Young Americans’ Theatre Company is dedicated to producing work that speaks to, inspires, and authentically provokes discussion within the young Seattle community.
John Steinbeck's classic tale! The story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, United States. This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code. At Eclectic Theater. 1214 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122.
Directed by Rebecca Tourino Produced by Kenny Benjamin Hearts is the story of a strong but gentle soul, a woman who fiercely loves and protects her family. Yet the harder she tries to shelter them from harm, the louder the past reverberates and threatens to undo them all. Hearts is a story of love in all its facets: familial, romantic and illicit and how the heart can tolerate pain more than ambiguity. Monday night, March 31st at The Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse - 7312 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98103. Please join us for a glass of wine at 7:30. The reading begins promptly at 8pm.
Power is sexy, but sex is often power’s undoing. New Century Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Stephanie Timm’s Tails of Wasps captures one such downfall in vivid, intimate detail. In the private walls of a luxury hotel room a politician comes apart as he must face the reality of his lustful desires and sexual transgressions.
SecondStory Repertory is proud to present Kander and Ebb's rarely produced masterpiece, Kiss of the Spider Woman, a sensual musical set all at once in the brutal reality of a Latin American prison, and in the airily glamorous world of the silver screen that plays endlessly in the mind of long-time prison inmate, Luis Alberto Molina. With a book by Terrence McNally, and based on the Manuel Puig novel 'El Beso de la Mujer Araña', Kiss of the Spider Woman won the 1993 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score. Running March 28 through April 13, 2014, Kiss of the Spider Woman is directed by Billie Wildrick who recently returned to Seattle after her Broadway debut in Kathy Lee Gifford's Scandalous.
"Fiddler on the Roof" entertains while capturing the essence of a moment in history with sentiment, inspiration and celebration. The music is memorable, the story line is rich, and the humor is delightful. Come sing a toast with the residents of Anatevka, "To Life! L'chaim!", share a “Sabbath Prayer”, and reflect on time’s passage with “Sunrise, Sunset”. Experience the struggles of a man trying to find his way in the changing world of 1905 Russia, where his traditions are challenged and circumstances are precarious. "Fiddler on the Roof" is produced by Newport Season of the Arts, a creative arts ministry program of Newport Covenant Church.
Admittedly, I am very late to the party that is the Endangered Species Project, but their most recent production of Maxwell Anderson's "Both Your Houses" certainly fills in many of the blanks. Dedicated to bringing finished readings of rarely done classics of dramatic literature to a contemporary audience, ESP has been gathering top-notch professional actors for these one time performances since February of 2011, when they first presented this same play as a staged reading. After a couple of seasons at North Seattle Community College, they have moved into the Bullitt Cabaret at ACT Theatre. They schedule one play for one performance a month, usually on a Monday night and the houses are generally sold out much in advance. It isn't hard to understand why.
Seattle Theater Writers, a critics’ circle of local theater writers and reviewers, today announces the 2013 slate of nominees of the third annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters.
In our time of soaring unemployment, sketchy Wall Street practices, and increasingly vast income polarity, the examination of a capitalistic economy and what it does to humanity asks to be explored. Originally commissioned by the UNITAS Theatre Co. of Los Angeles who felt the plays themes were too controversial for a new company, the workshop was produced nevertheless by the cast and crew and since revised by its author. Told through reverse chronology in Depression-era New York City with layered scenes in a nearby town house one generation later, THE EQUATION engages the audience in a “how-done-it” about a birth rather than a death. This period “play of excavation” reveals a physician and his wife who attempt to adopt the infant son of a Russian woman desperate to give her child a shot at the American Dream glittering impossibly beyond her grasp.
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Next year, ACT has a balance of plays that are smart and beautiful, hilarious and zany, as well as thrilling and suspenseful. Fresh from Broadway is the Seattle premiere of the Tony Award Winner for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, by Christopher Durang. Also on deck for 2014 is the off-Broadway hit, Bethany by Laura Marks. Back from directing the Broadway opening of First Date, director Bill Berry will mount the infamous cult musical hit Little Shop of Horrors for the intimate Falls Theatre. Heavy hitters and famous authors Sam Shepard, Steve Martin, and Woody Allen will have their one-act plays combine for a summer triple bill, and Arthur Miller’s The Price will offer a look at an expertly crafted drama that remains timeless. ACT is honored to work with writer/actor Ayad Akhtar, winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Disgraced, on his recent play, a revised version of The Invisible Hand.
Blank Stage Theater presents Me vs. My Subconscious, an original solo theater show written and performed by Rebecca Goldberg and directed by Kris Flink. Stuck in a dead-end job (and a dead-end life), a woman wakes up from a beautiful dream where she is bold, brave, and says yes to everything. Inspired, she decides that it’s time to start listening to her subconscious. Look for a new job maybe? Or finally get up and sing on karaoke night? Her subconscious has another plan. Thus begins the journey of a woman who battles her subconscious for control of her life in a hilarious solo theater show featuring karaoke, dream sequences, a whirlwind trip to Paris, the best resignation letter—and the worst job interview—ever.
The Spell of Love pairs Sam Shepard's play, Savage/Love, with original music by Seattle musicians Justin S Davis and Andrea Peterman. The Smith Tower's Chinese Room lends an air of mystery and romance that will also beautifully augment the text. ONE NIGHT ONLY - Monday, October 21. Tickets at http://the-spell-of-love.brownpapertickets.com
KTO Productions is proud to present Gardner McKay's romantic drama, "Sea Marks" at Freehold Studio in Belltown for four weeks, from Oct. 11-Nov. 2. Tickets: $12-$15. The cast of “Sea Marks” features the talents of Jesse Putnam and Kelly Johnson. The show is directed by Toni Douglass.
Information we really need on your resume, folks: WHEN you did a show & WHERE you did a show! Just like any job, we check 'references' on new talent. Don't make things up - it will come back to bite you, hard. We want to know if you've been out of theater for a while; what types of roles you excel at; how easily different directing styles work for you... This will make the production better for you, the entire production team and the audience.
Tail! Spin! is the hysterical new comedy drawn verbatim from the leaked e-mails, raunchy texts and tell-tale tweets that brought down politicians Anthony Weiner, Mark Sanford, Larry Craig and Mark Foley. With SNL Alum Rachel Dratch! Only $55!