JUN 20, 2008


'All's Well That Ends Well'

Why: The marketing campaign for this play is horrifying—Seattle Shakespeare Company is calling the problematic problem play a "romantic comedy"—but the production doesn't seem to be much affected. The vibrant Sarah Harlett stars as Helena, a girl physician whose evident smarts don't prevent her from throwing herself at a snotty, unworthy boy. Bitterly funny, fast-paced, and well acted, All's Well That Ends Well is thoroughly enjoyable. Just don't call it a romantic comedy. (Seattle Shakespeare Company at Center House Theatre, Seattle Center, 684-7200. 7:30 pm, $20–$34.) ANNIE WAGNER

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