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All the Way

Nov 14– Jan 4.

The Tony Award–winning play by Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle) about the accidental ascendency of president Lyndon Johnson and his attempts to cajole Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act. Presented in association with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Seattle Repertory Theatre
155 Mercer St, Seattle Center

25,000 Posts

Fri Sept 12 at 8 pm, Sat Sept 13 at 8 pm, Sun Sept 14 at 2 pm.

25,000 Posts "The autobiographical solo show, like the violin, is one of God's most delicate creations. Played well, it's heaven; played badly, it's hell. 25,000 Posts, by actor, father, and real-estate-sign installer James Lapan, sits in the upper reaches of purgatory: It has some great pleasure, insight, and promise of being even better, though at times it feels too long. It begins with a tutorial on installing the for-sale signs you see in front lawns and parking strips around town, which takes more work... more » $5-$20.

Penthouse Theater
University of Washington

The Doctor

Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Sept 14.

The Doctor An improvised parody of Doctor Who by Seattle Experimental Theatre. $12-$15.

Theatre Off Jackson
409 Seventh Ave S

Other Desert Cities

Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Sept 14.

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Other Desert Cities A wealthy family's Christmas in Palm Springs turns into crazy drama world when daughter Brooke publishes a memoir that exposes a bunch of family dirt. A production of Local Jewell. $15.

Eclectic Theater
1214 10th Ave

Sleep, Marilyn, and Dream

Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Sept 14.

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Sleep, Marilyn, and Dream A play set in modern-day Heaven full of bureaucracy in which Marilyn Monroe, played by Erin Ison, has just awoken. Directed by David Kulcsar. $20.

Seattle Public Theater
7312 W Green Lake Dr N

Don Giovanni

Sun Sept 14 at 2:30 pm.

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There's an opera on Vashon Island, and this year they're opening their season with a production of Don Giovanni, Mozart's opera about (spoiler alert!) a libertine who gets dragged into hell by a statue. $32-$35.

Bethel Church
14736 Bethel Lane SW

An Excerpt from Happy Days

Mon Sept 15 at 7:30 pm.

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An Excerpt from Happy Days Amy Thone (a certified Stranger Genius) reads excerpts of Beckett’s “happy play” (written at the request of his wife) featuring a not-young woman buried up to her “big bosom” in a giant mound of earth. Part of the Seattle Beckett Fest. Free.

Solo
200 Roy St

Endangered Species Project: The Iceman Cometh

Mon Sept 15 at 8 pm.

Generally, this series puts on staged readings of rarely produced, often overlooked plays. Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh is certainly a widely known play, but it qualifies for inclusion by virtue of the fact that it's never been professionally produced in Seattle. Watch for the announcement of the next two Endangered Species Project productions, which are scheduled for October 6 and November 3. $25.

ACT Theatre
700 Union St

Almost, Maine

Sat Aug 30, Sat Sept 6, and Sun Sept 7 at 6 pm.

Just a drama about people in Maine, "falling in and out of love in the setting of their near-mythical town." Attendees are invited to bring their own alcohol, blankets, and things to sit on. $20-$25.

Various locations
across Seattle

The Normal Heart Reunion Reading

Tues Sept 16 at 7 pm.

The Normal Heart Reunion Reading A reunion reading of the Normal Heart with the cast of the Strawberry Theatre Workshop production that ran earlier this year. Presented as part of the Intiman Theatre Festival. By donation.

Five Nights of Genius: Performance Showcase

Wed Sept 17 at 5:30 pm.

Five Nights of Genius: Performance Showcase We're hosting a series of evenings where you can come and get know our Genius Award nominees before we select a winner. At the performance showcase, we'll sit down with Valerie Curtis-Newton, Jerick Hoffer (aka Jinkx Monsoon), and members of the Satori Group. $10.

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave

Silk Tease Burlesque Presents

Thurs Sept 18 at 8 pm.

Veteran and rising stars of the burlesque and cabaret world. $10-$15.

Sonya's Skyy Lounge
1919 First Ave

Dark Matters

Fri Sept 19, noon.

Yannick Matthon, a member of Crystal Pite’s company Kidd Pivot, restages parts of Dark Matters, a piece of dance theater that blew the minds of dance-heads and non-dance-heads alike at On the Boards in 2011.

Rumpus!

Fri Sept 19 at 7 pm.

Rumpus! It's a kickoff party and fundraiser for the Libertinis, the Seattle theater/burlesque company dedicated to "sexy storytelling in boundless mediums." This evening will include performances, as well as face-painting, cupcakes, and auctions. $15-$18.

Re-bar
1114 Howell St

Tupperware “FUN-draiser” Party

Fri Sept 19 at 7:30 pm.

Tupperware “FUN-draiser” Party An evening of drag and games with host, Sylvia O'Stayformore. Hors d'oeuvres and wine with ticket! Hors d'oeuvres described as "heavy." Great! 40% of proceeds benefit the senior center! $20-$25.

Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 SW Oregon St

Will Ferrell Benefit Show

Fri Sept 19 at 7:30 pm.

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A special show from the actor and SNL alum to benefit Cancer for College, which provides scholarships to help cancer survivors attend school. $75-$500.

Meany Hall
UW Campus

Bard on the Beach

Through Sept 20.

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This summer, under the tents at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC, you can see A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, and Cymbeline, as well as the play Equivocation by Bill Cain.

Vanier Park
1000 Chestnut St

Black Comedy

Thu-Sat at 8 pm. Through Sept 20.

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"The central conceit of Peter Shaffer's 1965 slapstick about a callow young London sculptor who has invited over two people he wants to impress (his girlfriend's strict father and a millionaire art collector) is simple: When the lights are on in the play, the theater is dark; when a fuse blows in the sculptor's apartment building, the lights come up, allowing us to enjoy watching them grope, fall, and try to get away with things in the dark. The cast is capable, and Shaffer keeps raising the sta... more » $36.

LOVE

Fri Sept 19 and Sat Sept 20 at 8 pm.

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A reprise of the piece by Spectrum choreographer Donald Byrd about "the emotional exhilaration, damages, and the ecstasies of his life in regard to love," set to Benjamin Britten's cello suites. $25-$30.

Sandpoint Hangar 30
7400 Sand Point Way NE

Angels in America: Millenium Approaches & Perestroika

Wed-Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat at 1:30 and 7:30 pm, Sun at 1:30 pm. Through Sept 21.

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Angels in America: Millenium Approaches & Perestroika If part one of Angels in America is a fever dream, part two is a kaleidoscopic seizure. Intiman's ambitious summer production, directed by Andrew Russell, fulfills the play's two-part rhythm. Millennium Approaches, which opened August 12 and sets up the terrestrial world of its characters during the late-80s AIDS crisis—some powerful, some powerless—felt well-intentioned but a little anemic. (To be fair, it has lots of fans, both among the critics and in theater lobbies and bars. I'm just not on... more » $35-$56.

Waiting for Godot

Wed-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Sept 3 through Sept 21.

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Waiting for Godot "As the lights come up on this precisely orthodox production of Beckett's classic about two existentially exhausted tramps waiting for a savior who will never arrive, actor Darragh Kennan sits scowling on a stone, tugging at his boots. His counterpart, the tall and elegant Todd Jefferson Moore stands looking offstage with an expression that is simultaneously vacant, hopeful, and despairing. It takes a master actor to inflect one gaze with so much subtlety. Jefferson—as the slightly less world-we... more » $29-$43.

ACT Theatre
700 Union St

Lights, Camera… ACTION!

Sept 20–21.

A dance performance that features “LED lights attached to the dancers like in the new Lexus TV commercial."

DASSdance
3201 E Republican St

Seattle Fringe Festival

Wed-Sun. Through Sept 21.

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Seattle Fringe Festival A five-day-long festival of theater and art, chosen by lottery, with 22 different events performed at four different Capitol Hill locations: the Northwest Film Forum, the Calamus Auditorium at Gay City, Annex Theatre, and Eclectic Theater. The lineup includes: the collaboration of two noted solo performers, Keira McDonald and James Judd, in Breathe Normally, memories of a troubled adolescence in q u e r e n c i a: an imagined autobiography, a dystopian, post-American Civil War II drama Infinite... more » $10.

Various locations
across Seattle

Starstruck

Sat Sept 13 at 8 pm, Sat Sept 20 at 8 pm, Sun Sept 21 at 7 pm.

A roast of movie stars by a "crew of nine movie-loving gay men." $25-$35.

When Sparks Fly

Wed-Sat at 6:30 pm, Sun at 5:30 pm. Through Sept 21.

The maestro inventor trope gets the ZinZanni treatment in this new production, which comes equipped with an "airborne femme fatale, a pliant puppet, and wisecracking pranksters." Starring Voronin, Elena Gatilova, Dreya Weber, and others. $99-$143.

Teatro ZinZanni
222 Mercer St

 

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