Wellesley Girl


18th & Union (map) Capitol Hill
Mon, Thurs-Sun at 7:30 pm. Through April 29

After a massive environmental catastrophe, the United States has been reduced to fewer than 435 people living within a walled city that used to be the wealthy suburbs of Boston. When outsiders suddenly appear and set up camp outside the citadel walls, the miniature United States must decide whether to send a diplomat to welcome them, preemptively bomb them, or just hunker down and hope for the best. A few moments in playwright Brendan Pelsue's otherwise excellent script invite overly melodramatic readings. Overall, however, the scenes are tight, the dialogue is smart, and the story is thrilling. Even when the identity of the barbarians at the gate is revealed, I kept wondering, "WHAT NEXT?!" That doesn't happen very often in Seattle theater. RICH SMITH

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18th & Union

1406 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Event Times
  • Mon, Thurs-Sun at 7:30 pm. Through April 29
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