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Bring Down the House


Center Theatre Seattle Center
Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 12 2017


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Bring Down the House is a two-part adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry the VI trilogy, aka the history plays about the War of the Roses, wherein a backstabby personal beef between the House of Lancaster and the House of York grows increasingly backstabby while the country rots around them. (Sound familiar?) Seattle Shakespeare Company has never produced the Henry VI plays before. They've also never collaborated with Rosa Joshi and Kate Wisniewski of upstart crow collective before, a group that produces plays with all-female casts. And I don't think I've ever seen a director employ hyper-dramatic (and hyper-loud) Taiko drums in a Shakespeare play before. All of that seems like reason enough to go. Plus, any time Keiko Green is in something, it's probably worth a look. RICH SMITH

Individual tickets are available for part one ("Throne of Treachery") and part two ("Crusade of Chaos")—if you want to see them consecutively, see their guide to when to get tickets here.

Center Theatre

Seattle Center Armory, Seattle, WA 98109

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  • Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 12 2017