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Barn Show

Fri-Sat at 8 pm. Through Aug 2.

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Barn Show 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.

An Old Barn in Marysville
4829 87th Ave NE

Yellow Fish Epic Durational Performance Festival

July 9 through Aug 3.

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Yellow Fish Epic Durational Performance Festival 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.

Hedreen Gallery
901 12th Ave

Erik Myers

Thurs at 8:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 8:30 and 10:30 pm. Through Aug 2.

Stand-up comedy. $10-$50.

Comedy Underground
109 S Washington St

Julius Caesar

Through Aug 2.

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"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.

Various locations
across Seattle

Les Miserables

Thurs-Sat at 7 pm. Through Aug 2.

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A production of Penninsula Family Theater. $20.

Sequim High School
601 N Sequim Ave

The Taphouse Sessions

Sun Aug 3 at 7 pm.

A monthly stand-up comedy series, hosted this month by a guy named Kortney Shane Williams. $6.

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse
8564 Greenwood Ave N

Hold These Truths

Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Aug 3.

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.

ACT Theatre
700 E Union St

The Mikado

Fri and Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Aug 3.

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.

Seattle Public Theater
7312 W Green Lake Dr N

Outdoor Trek: "Mirror, Mirror"

Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Aug 3.

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Outdoor Trek: "Mirror, Mirror" An outdoor stage adaptation of the Star Trek episode "Mirror Mirror" by Hello Earth Productions. Free.

Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park
2100 S Jackson St

The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek

Fri–Sun. Through Aug 3.

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.

Eclectic Theater
1214 10th Ave

Hilliard's/OCC Summer Celebration

Wed Aug 6 at 8 pm.

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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.

Hilliard's Tap Room
1550 NW 49th St

Bundt Cake at the Swedish Club

Fri Aug 8 at 8 pm.

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.

Swedish Cultural Center
1920 Dexter Ave N

You Can't Do This on TV, Season 2

Fri Aug 8 at 8 pm.

Burlesque performers get sexy while paying tribute to your favorite TV characters. $20-$50.

Theatre Off Jackson
409 Seventh Ave S

Jet City Improv: Live at the Library

Fri Aug 8 at 7 pm.

A free improv show from Jet City at the Central Library. Free.

Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave

Use Yr Words: Comedy/Variety Benefit for I-594

Sat Aug 9 at 9 pm.

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.

Hollow Earth Radio
2018A E Union St

The Amish Project

Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 and 8 pm. Through Aug 9.

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.

Taproot Theatre
204 N 85th St

Jane Eyre: The Musical

Wed–Sat. Through Aug 9.

A musical adaptation of the love story and bildungsroman by Charlotte Brontë with score and lyrics by Paul Gordon. $20-$40.

Taproot Theatre
204 N 85th St

John Witherspoon

Thurs Aug 7 through Sat Aug 9 at 7:30 and 10 pm.

Stand-up from Witherspoon, who has appeared on The Wayans Brothers and Friday After Next. $30-$35.

The Book of Mormon

Tues-Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 and 8 pm, Sun at 1 and 6:30 pm. Through Aug 10.

"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.

Paramount Theatre
911 Pine St

The Taming of the Shrew

Fri-Sun at 2 and 7 pm.

This free production by Seattle Youth Theater is set on the high seas and will include swashbuckling. Free.

Seattle Public Theater
7312 W Green Lake Dr N

Attack of the Killer Murder... of Death!

Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Aug 16.

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Attack of the Killer Murder... of Death! "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.

Theater Schmeater
2125 3rd Ave

14/48: Outdoors

Fri-Sat. Through Aug 16.

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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.

Seattle Repertory Theatre
155 Mercer St, Seattle Center

Mary Lynn Rajskub

Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 7:30 and 10 pm. Through Aug 16.

Rajskub played the anxiety-inducing sister in the phenomenal Punch Drunk Love but is best known today for her role in 24.

Othello

Through Aug 16.

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"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.

Various locations
across Seattle

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

Sat at 6:15. Through Aug 16.

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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.

Hotel Deca
4507 Brooklyn Ave. NE

 

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