ACT Theatre (Downtown)

700 E Union St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 292-7676
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The Great Soul of Russia

Every third Tues.
The Seagull Project returns with its reading series of Russian writers (Mayakovsky, Gogol, et al) and a few non-Russian ones (Raymond Carver, Flannery O'Connor) leading up to its new production of Chekhov's The Three Sisters.
ACT Theatre
206-292-7676
700 E Union St
Seattle (Downtown)
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Green star Little Shop of Horrors

Tues-Wed at 7:30 pm, Thurs-Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 and 8 pm, Sun at 2 and 7 pm. Through June 15.

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"Botanically speaking, this is a crossbreeding of the 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Theatre, and as crossbreedings go, it’s one of the most successful ever: 5th Avenue–level singing in the intimacy of ACT. Maybe it’s not a Mendel-discovering-genetics-with-his-pea-plants level of world-changing greatness, but Little Shop of Horrors is revelatory, satisfying material, blackly funny, gorgeously structured, a marvel of language. And a painful reminder, yet again, as if there were any doubt, how freaking brilliant Howard Ashman was, the playwright and lyricist, not to mention how handsome (seriously, do a Google image search of Howard Ashman)." (Christopher Frizzelle)
ACT Theatre
206-292-7676
700 E Union St
Seattle (Downtown)
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Bethany

Bethany

Wed-Sun. Through May 4.

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In this new play by Laura Marks, a suburban mother copes with the spin cycle of the economic downturn: job loss, a daughter taken into foster care, having to squat in a home in foreclosure, and making allegiances with potentially unsavory characters. Starring Emily Chisholm, Richard Ziman, Darragh Kennan, Cynthia Jones, and others. Directed by John Langs.
ACT Theatre
206-292-7676
700 E Union St
Seattle (Downtown)
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Seattle Vice

Seattle Vice

Thurs-Sat at 8:30 pm. Through April 19.
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.
ACT Theatre
206-292-7676
700 E Union St
Seattle (Downtown)
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Tails of Wasps

Green star Tails of Wasps

Thurs-Sun at 8 pm. Through April 27.

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"Tails of Wasps, a new play by Stephanie Timm, documents a politician, his penis, and their predictable fall from grace. In a fit of fabulist irony, Timm has named her politician Frank. Paul Morgan Stetler plays Frank as a surprisingly sympathetic serial liar—his transgressions begin almost innocently, on the night he's elected, when a sweet and flustered campaign staffer (Brenda Joyner) confesses her admiration for and attraction to him. But she's engaged, he's married, and some ill-time phone calls set them off in separate directions. The rest of the play follows Frank over the years, hiring different sex workers to help him try to get back to that moment when a woman who might have loved him slipped out the door. But his reach for that schoolboy feeling takes him to increasingly ugly depths in himself." (Brendan Kiley)
ACT Theatre
206-292-7676
700 E Union St
Seattle (Downtown)
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