It's a festival of durational performance art, curated by Alice Gosti, taking place at various venues around Seattle, but centered around Seattle University's Hedreen Gallery. Events include: a screening of durational films at the Northwest Film on July 14, performance by Mark Haim at Studio Current on July 15 at 7 pm, by Neil Ferron at Hedreen on July 16 at 1:30 pm, by Maryanna Lachman and Mara Poliak at Hedreen on July 18 at 1:30 pm, by Jan Trumbauer at Hedreen on July 19 at 1:30 pm, by Ethan... more » Free.
"How many ages hence/Shall this our lofty scene be acted over,/In states unborn and accents yet unknown!" This all-female production is directed by Vanessa Miller for Seattle Shakespeare Company's Wooden O, to be performed in parks around Puget Sound. Free.
"Yes, it’s expensive, but it’s so fucking good, you should absolutely save up to go. My experience at the last Book of Mormon tour was one of the greatest theatrical experiences of my life. Yes, the show brilliantly lampoons Latter-day Saints using the church’s own text, but beyond that, it’s a densely hilarious indictment of the Great American Musical, with laughs and dazzlements coming at you so fast, your blood turns to Percocet… and oh my God, you just have to go." (David Schmader) $25-$545.
GreenStage's productions this summer, Othello and Love's Labour's Lost, tour to major parks in and around Seattle, kicking off at Volunteer Park during the Outdoor Theater Festival. See their website for full details. Free.
The plays featured in this program are all from Hollywood veterans: Floating Lady by Steve Martin, The Unseen Hand by Sam Shepard, and Riverside Drive by Woody Allen. $10-$55.
Directed by David Quicksall, this production set in the 1950s (with era-appropriate songs) will migrate around the parks of Seattle. Free.
This summer, under the tents at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC, you can see A Midsummer's Night's Dream, The Tempest, and Cymbeline, as well as the play Equivocation by Bill Cain.
The rules of this pro-lady standup night are refreshing in their simplicity: no misogyny and no heckling. Based on the size, quality, and diversity of the crowds it attracts, the rules work. Every Tuesday night, fans pack the Rendezvous Grotto to watch two and a half hours of comedy, about half of which is delivered by women. Having so many women onstage and in the crowd makes male comics more mindful of their sets and their audience, while reinforcing what should be obvious: Women can be just a... more » $5.
The host and creator of Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery at Annex Theatre hosts a weekly standup comedy open-mic night and "humor growth hour" for comedians of all levels. Free.
A popular spot for new comedians and experienced comedians working on new material. Free.
Comedy that occurs below the earth's surface. $6-$20.
Open mic and touring acts. $10-$20.
The city of Auburn would like to remind you that things (comedy, music, musicals) periodically happen at the historic and beautiful Auburn Avenue Theater.