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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Veteran and rising stars of the burlesque and cabaret world. $10-$15.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
"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.
A dance performance that features “LED lights attached to the dancers like in the new Lexus TV commercial."
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.
A roast of movie stars by a "crew of nine movie-loving gay men." $25-$35.
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.