OPENING AND CURRENT RUNS


ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

Opening. Scheming to get impregnated by a disinterested bachelor--it's the heady stuff of soap operas and Shakespeare alike. GreenStage at Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave E. Free, donations accepted. Opening Fri July 16 at 8 pm. Sat July 17 at 7 pm, Sun July 18 at 2 pm. Through Aug 28.

* AN AMERICAN BOOK OF THE DEAD

See Stranger Suggests. Annex Theatre at Empty Space Theatre, 3509 Fremont Ave N, 728-0933. $14. Fri-Sun at 8 pm. Through July 24.

ENCHANTED APRIL

Opening. A romantic comedy based on a 1921 novel by Elizabeth von Arnim. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St, 292-7676. $15-$54. Previews Fri-Sat July 16-17 at 8 pm, Sun July 18 at 2 and 7:30 pm, Tues-Wed July 20-21 at 7:30 pm. Through Aug 8.

* EXTROPIA

See review this issue. Collaborator at Raisbeck Performance Hall, 2015 Boren Ave. $12-$18. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through July 31.

* HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Nick Garrison, in the return of the only rock 'n' roll musical that matters. Miss it at your peril. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 325-6500. $16-$18. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through July 31.

HMS PINAFORE/PINEAPPLE POLL

The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents the 125-year-old maritime musical and a related ballet performed by Spectrum Dance Theater. Bagley Wright Theater, 155 Mercer St, Seattle Center, 341-9612. $20-$29. Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat at 2 and 7:30 pm. Through July 31.

JULIUS CAESAR

Opening. Really, it's smart to beware anything that starts with "id-"... idolatry, ideas, Lars von Trier's The Idiots, your id. Wooden O Theatre at Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave E. Sat July 17 at 2 pm. Through July 25.

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

Opening. "Sir, I confess the wench." Wooden O Theatre at Volunteer Park, 1247 15 Ave E. Free. Sat July 17 at 11 am, Sun July 18 at 7 pm. Through July 28.

* PSYCHO BEACH PARTY

See review this issue. Northwest Actors Studio, 1100 E Pike St, second floor, 324-6328. $8-$10. Fri-Sat at 8 pm. Through July 31.

* SHOCK BRIGADES: WOMEN IN COMBAT

See review this issue. JEM Arts Center, 6012 12th Ave S, 568-5411. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 7 pm. Through July 25.

VOLPONE

Ben Jonson's crafty aristocrat schemes en plein air. Theater Schmeater at Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave E, 324-5801. Free, donations accepted. Sat-Sun July 17-18 at 4:30 pm. Through July 25.

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

The 1999 version of the classic musical. Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St, 781-9707. $10-$28. Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 and 8 pm, Wed at 7:30 pm. Through Aug 7. DANCE


DINA BLADE AND URMILA NAGAR

One night only. Tap, step, and Kathak dance. McEachern Auditorium, Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave E, 522-4404. $15-$20. Sun July 18 at 6:30 pm.

FLOOR OF THE FOREST

Final week. Cornish and UW dance students perform a 1970 dance by Trisha Brown. Henry Art Gallery, 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280. Free with museum admission ($6-$8). Thurs at 6:15 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through July 18.

FESTIVALS, CABARET, & COMEDY


* 14/48

One weekend only. "Attendees should expect the usual--thrilling highs, soul-crushing lows, and full houses--so get tickets early. " (David Schmader) Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 325-6500. $14.48. Fri-Sat July 16-17 at 8 and 10:30 pm. Through July 17.

MARK CURRY

One weekend only. Standup at Urban Comedy Cafe, 1921 Fifth Ave, 956-0555. $17.50. Fri-Sat July 16-17 at 8 and 10 pm.

I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU... DEAD

Interactive murder mystery at... Cr*pe de Paris, 1333 Fifth Ave, 623-4111. $42 (includes dinner). Wed-Thurs at 8 pm. Through Sept 1.

INFUSION TRIBAL BELLY DANCE

One night only. Belly dance at the Capitol Club, 414 E Pine St. Free. Thurs July 15 at 8 and 9 pm.

JULY SUMMER NIGHTS WITH ARNALDO!

A tribute to Shirley Bassey and Burt Bacharach. Thumper's, 1500 E Madison St, 328-3800. $15. Fri-Sat at 9:30 pm. Through July 24.

* DINA MARTINA BRUNCH

Spend your blurry Sundays with chanteuse/raconteur/freak Dina Martina. Thumper's, 1500 E Madison St, 328-3800. $10 (plus the price of victuals). Sun at 11 am and 2 pm. Through July 25.

MUSICAL ON 55TH STREET

An improvised musical. Historic University Theater, 5510 University Way NE, 325-6500. $8-$10. Thurs-Fri at 8 pm. Through July 23.

SEATTLE OUTDOOR THEATER FESTIVAL

One weekend only. Antique tragedies and comedies, performed in an outdoor setting. Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave E. Free. Sat July 17: Love's Labour's Lost at 11 am, Julius Caesar at 2 pm, Volpone at 4:30 pm, All's Well That Ends Well at 7 pm. Sun July 18: All's Well That Ends Well at 2 pm, Volpone at 4:30 pm, Love's Labour's Lost at 7 pm.

SHAKESPEARE ON ICE!

One night only. Sketch comedy at Rendezvous, 2320 Second Ave, 441-5823. $5. Fri July 16 at 8 pm (sketch comedy) and 10:30 pm (music).

TOO DARN HOT! THE MANY MOODS OF SUMMER

A comic cabaret revue. Cr*pe de Paris, 1333 Fifth Ave, 623-4111. $15 (show only) to $42 (dinner included). Fri-Sat at 8 pm. Through July 24.

LATE NIGHT


BLOOM!

Two nights only. All-female improv comedy. Seattle goga at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0339. $7. Sat July 17 at 10:30 pm. Through July 24.

PRINCIPIA DISCORDIA--LIVE!

"Its precious nonsense gets dull pretty quickly. " (Brendan Kiley) Annex at Empty Space, 3509 Fremont Ave N, 728-0933. $7. Fri at 11 pm. Through July 23.

WINNEBAGO

Sketch comedy from a new troupe. Northwest Actors Studio, 1100 E Pike St, 324-6328. $8-$10. Fri-Sat at 10:30 pm. Through July 31.

SPECIAL EVENTS


HOLD MY HAIR BACK

See Stranger Suggests. One night only. This benefit for Theater Schmeater features an assortment of fringe luminaries doing fringey, luminous things. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. Tickets available at the door only, $10-$25 (21+ w/ID required). Wed July 21 at 8 pm.

MOSSY CAPE

One night only. This staged reading of a mishmash of Cinderella and King Lear will benefit teen sketch-comedy troupe SPDV. Theatre 4, 305 Harrison St, Seattle Center, 325-6500. $15. Sat July 17 at 7 pm.

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