OPENING AND CURRENT RUNS


BEAUTIFUL THING

This week only. Seattle premiere of Jonathan Harvey's coming-of-age tale of two London boys and their "discovery." ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0963. $10. Wed, Fri, Sat at 7:30 pm.

* CLAUDIA KELLY'S 500 HATS

The return of Donna Rae Davidson's (Women with Balls) Fringe Fest crowd-pleaser. Bathhouse Theatre, 7312 W Green Lake Dr N, 325-6500. $16-$22. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sat-Sun at 2 pm. Through July 12.

* BREATHING LESSONS

Final week. See review this issue. Book-It at Seattle Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St, 216-0833. $19-$22. Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through June 29.

CARDENIO

Final week. Shakespearean tragedy, with maidens. Directed by Melanie White. A Theatre Under the Influence at Union Garage, 1416 10th Ave, 720-1942. $12-$14. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through June 28.

THE GAS MAN

A rock opera, by the highly esteemed Herbert Bergel, about a couple with a gas leak in their apartment, and some kids looking to start a rock band. Empty Space Theatre, 3509 Fremont Ave N, 860-7163. $5-$10. Fri and Sat at 11 pm. Through July 19.

* IN FLAGRANTE GOTHICTO

See review this issue. Empty Space Theatre, 3509 Fremont Ave N, 547-7500. $25-$40. Tues-Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 7:30 pm. Through July 20.

LEFTOVER FUTURE

This week only. Written by W. David Hancock, New City Theater presents a play under the premise of an archeological find. New City Warehouse, 2110 Airport Way S, 328-4683. $8. Fri-Sat June 27-28 at 8 pm.

* THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

"Transporting Elizabeth Spencer's meticulously witty novella to the musical stage would be a risky venture for anyone, but Intiman has pulled it off beautifully. " (David Schmader) Intiman, 201 Mercer St, 269-1900. $35.50-$45. Tues-Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 and 7:30 pm. Through July 19.

LUDIKER

Comic actor Fred Knipe presents his debut solo show, as Merlin F. Ludiker, a self-help lecturer and misguided "expert on all things." Solo Voce Productions at the Leo K Theatre, Seattle Center, Mercer St at Second Ave, 325-6500. $20. Wed-Sun at 7:30 pm. Through July 13.

MAMMA MIA!

Final week. The girl-meets-boy musical wedding extravaganza, set to the greatest hits of ABBA. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St, 628-1414. $31-$65.50. Tues-Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 and 8 pm, Sun at 2 and 7:30 pm. Through June 29.

MARKET RESEARCH THEATRE

Final week. See review this issue. Annex Theatre at Union Garage, 1418 10th Ave, 728-0933. $7. Fri-Sat June 27-28 at 8 pm.

QUICKIES VOLUME 4

Final week. "A group of energetic and talented women have come together to give birth to six short plays that are, for the most part, spirited and intriguing." (Gregory Zura) Live Girls! Theatre, 620 Alaskan Way, second floor, 568-1985. $15. Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through June 29.

THE RITE OF LUNA/THE DEATH OF CUCHULAIN

One day only. The works of proto-New Agers Aleister Crowley and W. B. Yeats, as directed by Yuri Tucker. Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St, 654-3100. $9-$11. Sun at 2 pm.

SHAKESPEARE'S R&J

This week only. Four prep school girls reinterpret Romeo and Juliet, and somehow make it even gayer. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0963. $10. Thurs at 7:30 pm, Sat at 3 pm.

* STARBALL

Solo performer John Kaufmann returns with his performance of planetary spectacle. John Kaufmann at Pacific Science Center's Smith Planetarium, Seattle Center, 634-9018. $8-$12. Thurs-Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 8 and 10 pm, Sun at 7 pm. Through July 13.

FESTIVALS, CABARET, & COMEDY


ABSOLUT MAYHEM: A CARNIVAL OF SORTS

One day only. As organized by Blu and the Seattle Eagle, Absolut Mayhem is a big mess of the ridiculous, with performances by the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow, dildo-clad transvestite Mexican wrestlers, and more. On Harvard between Pike and Pine. $12. Sat June 28 from noon until 2 am.

A FAIRIE HOME COMPANION

Final week. Dos Fallopia's Lisa Koch leads the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Chorus through the nexus of all homosexuality--the cabaret. Seattle Lesbian and Gay Chorus at Plymouth Congregational Church, Sixth Ave and University St, 860-7542. $12-$16. Fri at 7:30 pm. Through June 27.

FLYING WITHOUT A NET

One night only. Fallen Women Follies producer Tamara the Trapeze Lady presents an evening of aerial dance work in the tiny Chamber Theatre. Tamara the Trapeze Lady and friends at Chamber Theatre, 915 E Pine St, 4th Floor, 972-3396. $12. Fri June 27 at 8 and 10 pm.

THE GUN STREET GIRLS, THE WAU WAU SISTERS

One night only. It's gonna be dirty. Rendezvous, 2320 Second Ave, 441-5823. Wed July 2 at 10pm.

THE HABETTE

Final week. "The Habette offers a modicum of amusement, They just haven't worked out their chemistry. " (Adrian Ryan) The Habette at Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 323-0388. $11. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through June 28.

THE OYOYO SISTERS SHOW

This week only. The "Neo Japanese Vaudeville" troupe the Oyoyo Sisters present an evening of Eastern cabaret, with song, dance, and slapstick. Oyoyo Sisters at Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030. $8-$13. Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 pm, 8 pm.

QUEER COMEDY SHOWCASE

One night only. Character actor and comedian Jason Stuart brings to town his "Big Fat Gay/Jewish Comedy Tour" with queer comics Bob Smith, Marga Gomez, and Murray Hill--whose big, fat, and Jewish status has yet to be determined. Meany Theater, University of Washington campus, 543-4882. $20-$25. Sat June 28 at 8 pm.

QUEER PRIDE BURLESQUE

One night only. Butchy burlesque featuring prominent queer ecdysiast troupes BurlyQ and the Queen Bees. Also featuring Thirston W. Prescott. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 478-9475. $8. Thurs June 26 at 8 pm.

RAZZLETOWN UNLIMITED CABARET

Final week. A loose-knit vaudevillian cabaret. Rendezvous, 3220 Second Ave, 441-5823. $12-$15. Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 4 pm. Through June 29.

* THE SEAGULL

Final week. "Wayne S. Rawley and his stellar cast inject some funny into this generally glum classic. " (Brendan Kiley) Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave, 325-6500. $12-$15. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through June 28.

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL JUGGLING FESTIVAL

This week only. You know that old saying, "What goes up must come down"? Yeah, well, think three action-packed days of that, over and over and over again. Seattle Center House Stage, 524-5845. Free. Fri-Sun, with public performance Sat at 8 pm. See www.cascadejugglers.org for more information.

UNZIPPED

One night only. The terrifying fusion of song and improv comedy that is the Seattle Men's Chorus' Captain Smartypants. Seattle Public Theater at Bathhouse Theatre, 7312 W Greenlake Dr N, 524-1300. $15-$18. Fri June 27 at 8 pm.

DANCE


* DREAMS FROM WOUNDED MOUTH

See Stranger Suggests. Degenerate Art Ensemble at Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218. $10. Thurs-Sun June 26-29 at 8 pm.

* JANET PANTS DANS THEEATRE, DEGENERATE ART ENSEMBLE

One night only. "Better and more interesting than any dance performance I've ever seen, L.A.'s Janet Pants Dans Theeatre incorporates sleek and freaky modern moves with skewed concepts--some of it set to punk music. Approachable and artistically inspiring. " (Julianne Shepherd) Center on Contemporary Art, 1420 11th Ave, 728-1980. $5. Wed July 2 at 10:30pm.

LATE NIGHT


AN EVENING WITH JAMES AND HIS MARIONETTES

One night only. Dirty, dirty puppets. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0963. $5-$7. Sat at 10:30 pm.

QUEERPROV

One night only. The celebrated Troy Mink (Carlotta's Late Night Wing Ding) provides an evening of improvised homosexuality. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0963. $5-$7. Sat at 10:30 pm.

THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Final week. The cash cow returns... and it's thirsty for blood! Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave, 325-6500. $10. Thurs-Sat at 11 pm. Through June 28.

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