OPENING AND CURRENT RUNS


ARMS AND THE MAN

Famous play by George Bernard Shaw. You should remember it from junior high school. Intiman Playhouse, 201 Mercer St, 269-1900. $27-$42. Tues-Thurs & Sun at 7:30 pm; Fri-Sat at 8 pm; Sat-Sun at 2 pm. Through June 8.


CALIFORNIA SUITE

Eat, and watch Neil Simon. There is a circle in hell just like this. RipTide Dinner Theatre at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-9793. $26 (includes dinner and dessert). Fri-Sat at 8 pm (dinner at 7 pm), Sun May 26 at 8 pm. Through June 1.


DROWNED and LETTERS FROM SYLVIA TO JACK

Reviewed this issue. Live Girls! Theater, 620 Alaskan Way, second floor, 568-1985, ext. 3. $10 donation. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through June 1.


FULLY COMMITTED

Solo show about an unemployed actor taking reservations for an ultra-chic restaurant. Now with David Scully. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St, 292-7676. $24.50-$29.50. Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Open run.


HOLES

Young boy unjustly sentenced to hard labor; sneaky warden has a secret agenda. Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St, Seattle Center, 441-3322. $21.50-$24.50 adults, $14.50-$17.50 for kids/seniors. Fri at 7 pm, Sat-Sun at 2 & 5:30 pm. Through June 23.


I (HEART) KANT

Closing. Not quite as pretentious as it sounds. The lives of four New Jersey women intertwine. Back Pocket Theatre at the Union Garage, 1418 10th Ave, 709-2369. $12 (Thurs pay-what-you-can). Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through May 25.


THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE

A 1967 play by Frank Marcus, directed by Maureen Moran. A Theatre Under the Influence at Union Garage, 1418 10th Ave, 325-6500 or 720-1942. $12. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through June 8.


ROMEO & JULIET

Closing. Shakespeare's moony teens are cast with age-appropriate actors, which could be great... or not. Seattle Public Theatre at the Bathhouse Theatre, 7312 W Green Lake Dr N, 325-6500. $12 general, $8 students/seniors. Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through May 26.


RUMORS

Neil Simon without dinner (see California Suite). ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-9793. $10-$22. Wed-Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 8 pm; matinees May 26 & June 1 at 3 pm. Through June 1.


SLEUTH

Anthony Shaffer's award-winning mystery, originally starring Sir Laurence Olivier, who is currently unavailable. Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St, 781-9707. $18-$26. Wed-Thurs at 7:30 pm; Fri-Sat at 8 pm; Sat-Sun matinee at 2 pm. Through June 22.


* SLOW CHILDREN

Closing. "A twisted love triangle that only gets funnier the more it tangles--not unlike the clawed bangs of a true glam-metal survivor." (Jennifer Maerz) Bald Faced Lie at Re-bar, 1114 Howell St (at Boren), 323-0388. $12-$15. Fri-Sat at 8 pm. Through May 25.


TEATRO ZINZANNI: DINNER & DREAMS

The most expensive dinner theater of all time--three hours of gluttony, lust, and eye candy. Featuring the effervescent yet earthy Kevin Kent. Teatro ZinZanni, Sixth & Battery, 805-0015. $89 Wed-Fri & Sun, $99 Sat (includes dinner, but not beverages or gratuity). Wed-Sat at 6:30 pm, Sun at 5:30 pm. Open run.


TEXTS FOR NOTHING

Reviewed this issue; closing this week. Seattle Repertory Theatre, Second & Mercer, 443-2222. $15-$44. Tues-Sun at 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun at 2 pm. Through May 26.


THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Opening. A talky play by talky William Saroyan, directed by Rita Giomi. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave, 324-5801. $12-$18. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm; matinees on June 9 and 23 at 2 pm. Through June 29.


UNCLE VANYA

Chekhov, with buffet. Steeplechase Productions at Liberty Deli, 2722 Alki Ave SW, 935-8420. Dinner and show $29, with a limited number of $15 show-only tickets. Fri-Sat dinner at 6:30 pm. Through June 15.


DANCE


BLESSED BE

This week only. "A dance to give thanks to the goddess" (I had to quote the press release, since I couldn't write this with a straight face). Freehold's East Hall Theater, 1529 10th Ave, 860-9865. $10. May 23, 26 at 7:30 pm; May 24, 25 at 8 pm.


FROM BUDDHA TO BROADWAY

Opening. A work by Alianna Jaqua, based on the choreographer's unstable... sorry, interesting mother. ArtsyFartsyTheatre at On the Boards, 100 W Roy St, 217-9888. $12. Thurs-Sun at 9 pm. Through June 2.


PRAYING MANTIS and TIME/LINES

This week only. Two works by Mary Sheldon Scott and Jarrad Powell. On the Boards, 100 W Roy St, 217-9888. $15. May 23-25 at 8 pm.


FESTIVALS, CABARET, & COMEDY


IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE

Like Shakespeare, but made up. The new trend in improv. Unexpected Productions at Market Theatre, Post Alley, 781-9273. $10. Fri-Sat at 8 pm. Open run.


JUDY & LIZA: A TRIBUTE

Exactly what you think it is, with Ann Evans and Katie Tomlinson. Crêpe de Paris, 1333 Fifth Ave, second floor, 623-4111. $18 (show only) or $45 (dinner and show). Thurs at 8 pm, Fri-Sat at 8:30 pm. Through June 1.


KAFTAN

Opening. A cabaret that sends itself up. (Hey... wait a minute.) With It's Mark Mitchell, Kurt B. Reighley, Paula!, and guests. Swedish Housewife at ING, 1530 Bellevue Ave, 329-5388. Free. Sun at 9 pm. Ongoing.


LATE NIGHT


ARNALDO!

Drag chanteuse Arnaldo sings songs from the Judy Garland songbook. You can't get more gay. Thumper's, 15th & Madison, 328-3800. $12. Fri-Sat at 10 pm. Through June 1.


COMEDY COURT

Closing. Improv in a legal setting. Odd Duck Studio, 1214 10th Ave, 442-2044. $10 general, $7 students. Sat at 10:30 pm. Through May 25.


NIGHTCAP COMEDY IMPROV

Opening. Following Friday-night performances of Sleuth. Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St, 781-9707. $5. May 24, 31 & June 7, 14, 21 at 10:15 pm. Through June 21.


PINE NUTS

Reviewed this issue; closing this week. Outcast Productions at Union Garage, 1418 10th Ave, 325-6500. $10. Fri-Sat at 11 pm. Through May 25.


LONG RUNS

CABARET: THE ResERECTION at Coffee Messiah, 861-8233.

JET CITY IMPROV at ArtsWest, 938-0339; at the Ethnic Cultural Theater, 781-3879.

LATE NIGHT CATECHISM from Seattle Theatre Project at ACT Theatre, 292-7676.

QUEER AS A THREE-DOLLAR BILL at the Comedy Underground, 800-992-8499.

THEATERSPORTS at the Market Theater, 781-9273.


ELSEWHERE


2X2

The story of Noah and his family, set to the music of Richard Rodgers. Renton Civic Theatre, 507 S Third St, 425-226-5529. $20. Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through June 9.


BILL & PEGGY HUNT, and 2ND STAGE NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

Three new plays, winners of BLT's annual play contest, plus a cabaret performance. Burien Live Theatre, Fourth Ave SW and S 146th St, 242-5180. $5 per play, $15 for all four. Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through May 27: The Fringe by H. E. Turner.


OTHELLO

Opening. Kentwood Players at Kentwood Performing Arts Center, 164th SE and 256th, Covington, 253-373-7063. $7. May 23, 24, 25 at 7 pm.

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