Blood Ensemble heads out to the great wilds of Marysville for a site-specific performance inspired by the family history of the site—as well as local legends, American folklore, and some fictionalization—which happens to be an old barn. If you've got no wheels, Blood Ensemble will provide transportation from the Green Lake Park and Ride before all Friday night performances. $32-$35.
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.
Stand-up comedy. $10-$50.
"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. See their website for full schedule and details. Free.
A production of Penninsula Family Theater. $20.
A monthly stand-up comedy series, hosted this month by a guy named Kortney Shane Williams. $6.
Joel de la Fuente stars in Jeanne Sakata's solo show inspired by the true story of UW student Gordon Hirabayshi and what happened to him during the Japanese internment of WWII. $35.
This Gilbert and Sullivan adaptation is coproduced by Seattle Opera and Seattle Public Theater’s (SPT) Youth Program and features actors grades 4 to 8. By donation.
A coming of age story from Young Americans’ Theatre Company, which features the talent of actors between the ages of 14 to 21. $5-$12.
Free haircuts from Rudy's and music from the band, "Legs" to benefit One Coast Collaboration, a play festival that takes place in early September. Free.
Stan-up comedy from Geoff Brousseau, Daniel Carroll, Emmett Montgomery, and Brett Hamil in the cocktail lounge of the Swedish Club. Optional: Show up at 6 pm for the $15 Swedish buffet dinner. $5.
Burlesque performers get sexy while paying tribute to your favorite TV characters. $20-$50.
A free improv show from Jet City at the Central Library. Free.
A vast majority of Americans think you should have to go through a background check to buy one of our too-ubiquitous guns, but thanks to legal loopholes, you really don’t. I-594 aims to fix those loopholes in Washington State, and a self-described “handful of comics, weirdos, and rockers”—like Brett Hamil, John Osebold, Emmett Montgomery, and local Misfits cover band Underworld Scum—gather tonight at Hollow Earth Radio to help raise requisite dollars. Solving problems through music and comedy? Y... more » $10.
A solo show by Jessica Dickey about the 2006 Nickel Mines shooting, in which a man entered a one-room Amish schoolhouse, took hostages, and shot ten young girls, killing five. This production stars Marianne Savell and is directed by Robert Quinlan. $15-$25.
A musical adaptation of the love story and bildungsroman by Charlotte Brontë with score and lyrics by Paul Gordon. $20-$40.
Stand-up from Witherspoon, who has appeared on The Wayans Brothers and Friday After Next. $30-$35.
"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.
This free production by Seattle Youth Theater is set on the high seas and will include swashbuckling. Free.
"In this fun, summery, twisty homage to pulpy detective and horror films, playwright Wayne Rawley air-drops us into a creepy mansion on a remote island in the late 1950s where a bunch of Los Angeles weirdos are trying to film a B-grade (maybe even C-grade) horror movie. All the archetypes are there: the aging diva, the exasperated director, the Commie writer who's trying to shoehorn social commentary into his schlocky scripts, the starry-eyed production assistant, and so on. When the diva keels... more » $15-$21.
The World's Quickest Theater Festival heads outside to enjoy the nice weather, with two weekends of performances. BYOS (seat) free entry options are available! $15.92-$20.
Rajskub played the anxiety-inducing sister in the phenomenal Punch Drunk Love but is best known today for her role in 24.
"Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit and lost without deserving." A Shakespeare-in-the-parks production directed by Teresa Thuman and starring Johnny Patchamatla as Othello and Libby Barnard as Desdemona. See the company website for full schedule and locations. Free.
Murder meets comedy meets a four course dinner. A production of America's largest purveyor of murder mysteries (recreational, while-you-eat murder mysteries, that is), The Dinner Detective. $69.95.