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Bernie's Apt.

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ACT Theatre Downtown
Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through May 28 2016


Rose Cano's Bernie's Apt. is a moving portrait of urban, immigrant Latina women and girls struggling to keep a family together and earn a living in the United States, presented by ACTLab and eSe Teatro. The motivations of the characters are a little messy, mostly because the world they inhabit is messy. The poverty traps these characters try to dodge include stressing out from overwork, caring for others who no one else will care for to the point of needing care, constantly thinking of starting new businesses but not being able to save enough money to do so, dealing with abuse at the hands of men, and, of course, trying to overcome past, current, and potential trauma. The pile-on of problems in Bernie's Apt. doesn't produce a what's-gonna-happen-next dramatic tension. Instead, the structure reveals how a paycheck-to-paycheck extended family absorbs and deflects the indignities that such a family endures in the public sphere. As with all domestic dramas, the more emotionally resonant and complex tensions happen not onstage but within the conscience of audience members. RICH SMITH

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ACT Theatre

700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101

Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through May 28 2016