Perhaps best known as the Orson Welles film, this staged reading is adapted by Stephen Oles, directed by Daniel Tarker, and presented by Seattle Playwright's Collective as part of their “First Looks” Staged Readings series. $5 suggested.
Hugo House is a place for writers, readers, performance, and all manner of literary activity. This annual fundraiser consists of an auction, a dinner, and the wit and wisdom of guest speaker, Nancy Pearl. $150-$250.
A reimagining of the passion of the Christ within the context of the Civil Rights movement. $15.
Handler is known for her E! Entertainment series, Chelsea Lately, which provides a platform for her running commentary on celebrity culture. $66.50 - $91.50.
A competition of West Coast B-Boys, featuring a series of one-on-one breakdance battles, each judged by established breakers, Roxrite (Renegades/Red Bull BC One All Star), Free (Circle of Fire/Soulshifters), and Jeromeskee (Massive Monkees/Rock Steady). The event is MC'd by B-Boy, Crazy Legs (Rock Steady Crew) with beats provided by DJ Lean Rock. Tonight's winner will advance to the North American finals in Las Vegas this August. Free.
The Nepalese new year is quite late, compared to the one most commonly observed around here. Celebrate by enjoying live cultural performances, some of the national cuisines, and dancing in the year 2071. $15-$50.
A new play by Leonard D. Goodisman in which a dying woman summons her friends and family to a villa for a collective adieu. Drama happens. $12-$25.
With choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jamie Karlovich, Zoe Scofield, and Deborah Wolf. $10.
A short, Christian drama about the Gospel of Mark. Produced at Taproot's Isaac Studio Theatre.
Shakespeare c/o Mendelssohn c/o Balanchine c/o Pacific Northwest Ballet. With choreography by Balanchine and costumes and sets by Tony Award-winner Martin Pakledinaz. $28-$120.
Singer, comedian, and impresario Mark Siano (the Habit, the "Soft Rock" cabaret series) and Opal Peachey (Cafe Nordo) pay homage to 1965 Seattle, when the speakeasies were plentiful and the cops took bribes by the truckload. Featuring live music by the Enablers and a nightly after-party. $20-$35.
A new burlesque act from Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann, the producers of Land of the Sweets and Burlesco DiVino.
Pastor Kaleb Hagen-Kerr returns to his flock of the "defunct and disoriented" for his 15th Easter Sunday service. (His first official service was in the chaotic streets during Seattle's WTO protest in 1999.) He hits a rare chord of earnest satire, simultaneously arch and sincere—Pastor Kaleb is a character, and his services are theater, but they're not a joke. Over the years, he's preached intermittently for show people, burlesque dancers, musicians, and other spiritually thirsty members of Seat... more » By donation.
"Gidion's Knot gives people fits. This two-actor play about an extraordinarily tense parent-teacher conference (the fifth-grader in question has recently died) is popping up at theaters around the country and attracting either glowing or bilious reviews. It's provocative and manipulative, a thought experiment with a dead kid at its center—do children need protection from a corrupt world that poisons their innocence or do they really need protection from Victorian-minded schoolteachers who would... more » $10-$22.
The Sandbox Artists Collective live radio show—which, in its broad sampling of local talents and fast and loose production style, is starting to become a more pulled-together 14/48—brings back audience favorites. $25-$75.
Improv based on a single poem, in a format inspired by the great Theodore Roethke. This series is a production of Improv Anonymous, the resident long-form actors of Unexpected Productions.
A burlesque tour through "Seattle's heroic herstory," hosted by Diva le Deviant and featuring new member Nikola Tease-la. Free.
A husband-and-wife team who perform that brand of spectacle-heavy onstage magic tricks. Expect stern expressions on both their faces as they cavort among the flames wearing all black and studded belts.
A South Asian adaptation of the Vagina Monologues. Presented by Tasveer. $20.
It was a refrain that wafted about in the wake of the 2012 production of Keri Healey’s sibling-murder psychodrama Torso: “Stephen Hando is amazing.” To quote the many who’ve watched Hando light up Seattle stages since the mid ’90s: duh. A diminutive man with a towering stage presence, Hando is one of Seattle’s great character actors. InKeefee’s House of Cards, he goes solo, channeling a charming, wily, loose-tongued, and increasingly intoxicated blackjack dealer, in a semi-improvised show that i... more » $15.
Copious Love is seeking funding for its third season of original Seattle theater, and this evening will include a dinner gala, a live auction, and perhaps a kissing booth as well.
This man was in Scream 2. Tonight he will tell jokes. $20-$25.
A touring production of the '60s musical about drugs, sex, and the defiling of the American flag by long-haired weirdos.
A night of improv based on the hugely popular video game series. From Unexpected Productions. $12-$15.