Various locations Across Seattle
Jan 18–Dec 31
The U.S.'s newest UNESCO city of literature pays tribute to the beloved Bard of Avon in this season of theater, dance, and music. Our city aims to prove that William Shakespeare's genius is still exciting and inspiring to diverse new generations of performers. If you thrill to Elizabethan language, there'll be plenty of productions of the original works. But you won't just see the master's plays: In addition to famous popular pieces (like Kiss Me, Kate, Shakespeare in Love, and an all-women Mac Beth), there will be stagings of modern interpretations, such as a burlesque Romeo & Juliet, and Duke Ellington's jazz opus Such Sweet Thunder Suite, his tribute to old Will.