1938: THE HORSE
One weekend only. A new play by Tanja Pineda about three circus women who find themselves at an icy Russian outpost on the eve of WWII. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Tickets at the door only, $9-$13. Fri Aug 27 at 4 and 8 pm, Sat Aug 28 at 2 and 8 pm.
ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
Final week. Scheming to get impregnated by a disinterested bachelor--it's the heady stuff of soap operas and Shakespeare alike. GreenStage at Woodland Park, Aurora Ave N and N 59th St. Free, donations accepted. Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 3 pm. Through Aug 28.
AS YOU LIKE IT
Final week. Inheritance and fools and cross-dressing, oh my! Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W Greenlake Dr N. Free, reservations not required. Thurs-Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat at 2 and 7:30 pm. Through Aug 28.
Final week. Class warfare, treason, and the love of one's mother, care of William Shakespeare. GreenStage at Woodland Park, Aurora Ave N and N 59th St. Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 3 pm. Free, donations accepted. Through Aug 29.
Final week. "Couldn't we have stopped after the despondent child throws herself off a banister, or after her junkie mom refuses to bring the kid to physical therapy, thereby crippling her for life? Why must she be bullied, raped, and impregnated as well? After a certain point, the audience stops identifying with Meg McLynn and either numbly disengages or, more disturbingly, begins to take pleasure in her humiliation. " (Annie Wagner) EXITheatre at Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 325-6500. $13.50-$20. Thurs-Sun at 8 pm. Through Aug 29.
One weekend only. An SCT Drama School production at Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St, Seattle Center, 441-3322. $6. Thurs-Sat Aug 26-28 at 7 pm.
One weekend only. An SCT Drama School production at Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St, Seattle Center, 441-3322. $6. Thurs-Sat Aug 26-28 at 8 pm.
* GETTING OUT
Extended. Final week. "Kerry Christianson's solid production describes the life of Arlene, a woman freshly released from prison, with commitment and grit. " (Bret Fetzer) Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave, 325-6500. $15. Fri-Sat at 8 pm. Through Aug 28.
* HAIKU TUNNEL
Three days only. A special performance of Josh Kornbluth's acclaimed comic monologue about working in a tax office, performed in conjunction with Love & Taxes (see below). Intiman Playhouse, 201 Mercer St, Seattle Center, 269-1900. $20. Tues-Wed Aug 31-Sept 1 at 7:30 pm. Through Sept 2.
* HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
"Now all I got is a Barbie-doll crotch!" singeth performance powerhouse 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. $22-$24. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Sept 11.
Opening. The Tom Stoppard play about moral philosophy and hasty burials. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St, 292-7676. $15-$54. Preview performances Fri-Sat Aug 27-28 at 8 pm, Sun Aug 29 at 2 and 7:30 pm, Tues Aug 31 at 7:30 pm. Opening Wed Sept 1 at 7:30 pm. Through Sept 19.
LOVE & TAXES
Opening. Josh Kornbluth's one-man comedy about U.S. tax code. Intiman Playhouse, 201 Mercer St, Seattle Center, 269-1900. $10-$46. Preview performances Fri-Sat Aug 27-28 at 8 pm, Sun Aug 29 at 8 pm. Through Oct 2.
Two nights only. Attend a "taping" of the classic (if not always classy) TV show. Open Circle Theater at Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. Tickets available at the door only, $8. Mon-Tues Aug 30-31 at 8 pm.
MUSIC MAN JUNIOR
One night only. A Taproot Acting Studio performance at Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St. Free. Sat Aug 28 at 10 am, Sun Aug 29 at 3 and 6 pm.
Final week. "The sweaty medieval deaths at the beginning are funnier than a single joke uttered by the Patch Adams-esque order of clowning priests. " (Annie Wagner) Open Circle Theater at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E, northwest field. Free, donations accepted. Fri at 7 pm, Sat-Sun at 2 pm. Through Aug 29.
Final week. The Pulitzer-winning, generation-defining "rock" musical that drags La Boheme into AIDS-era NYC. Broadway in Seattle at Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St, 292-2787. $20-$52. Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 and 8 pm, Sun at 1 and 6:30 pm. Through Aug 29.
"The first act packs in all the raunchy irreverence you could ask from a revue about three 'ladies' (wink) who play the 'organ' (wink, wink), but the rest of the play is a disaster. " (Annie Wagner) DramaQueen at Empty Space Theatre, 3509 Fremont Ave N, 325-6500. $17-$22. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 3 and 7 pm. Through Sept 11.
TEATRO ZINZANNI: DINNER AND DREAMS
Continuing. Disco diva Thelma Houston joins the cast of the edible, potable, acrobatic extravaganza for a special four-week engagement. Teatro ZinZanni, 2301 Sixth Ave (in the spiegeltent), 802-0015. $89-$109. Thurs-Sat at 6:30 pm, Sun at 5:30 pm.
See Stranger Suggests and article, page 29. Final week. "From the tale of a cursed courtesan to a Bollywood sex farce, the spell of these fables depends to a great extent on the physical abilities of the actors, whose tasks sometimes edge toward dance theater. Mishelle Apalategui carries the ensemble with her limp-to-poised rendering of a spirit infusion and roles ranging from a carefree child to a credulous, hunchbacked crone." (Annie Wagner) Defibrillator Productions at JEM Arts Center, 6012 12th Ave S, 696-2230. $12. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Aug 28.
YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
Final week. "The only imaginable response to this atrocity's big hit, 'Happiness,' is diabetes or an aneurysm. " (Bret Fetzer) 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. Through Aug 28.
FESTIVALS, CABARET, & COMEDY
NGAIO BEALUM, GABRIEL RUTLEDGE
One weekend only. Standup comedy at Comedy Underground, 222 S Main St, 628-0303. $6-$12. Thurs Aug 26 at 8:30 pm, Fri-Sat Aug 27-28 at 8:30 and 10:30 pm.
DERRICK CAMERON, MAT SCHMIDT
One weekend only. Standup comedy at Giggles Comedy Club, 5220 Roosevelt Way, 526-5653. $10. Fri-Sat Aug 27-28 at 8:30 and 10 pm.
DIVINE ORDER OF THE HAHA SISTERHOOD
One night only. Standup comedy at Comedy Underground, 222 S Main St, 628-0303. $8. Tues Aug 31 at 8:30 pm.
SHEU SHEU LeHAURE'S PERFORMANCE 101
One night only. Cabaret at Rendezvous, 2320 Second Ave. Tickets at the door only, $8. Sat Aug 28 at 7:30 and 9 pm.
One night only. BurningHearts Burlesque at Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave, 898-9067. Tickets at the door only, 21+ w/ID required, $10. Fri Aug 27 at 9 and 10 pm.
A musical revue set in New York City. Cr*pe de Paris, 1333 Fifth Ave, 623-4111. $16 (show only), $42 (includes dinner). Fri-Sat at 8:30 pm. Through Sept 4.
TOO DARN HOT! THE MANY MOODS OF SUMMER
Final week. A comic cabaret revue with a seasonal theme. Straight-Edge Theatrics at Thumper's, 1500 E Madison St, 328-3800. $9 (show only). Fri-Sat at 8:30 pm. Through Aug 28.
See review this issue. A new play by Bret Fetzer about a one-of-a-kind flight from LAX to NYC. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 915 E Pine St, second floor, 728-0933. $7. Fri- Sat at 11 pm. Through Sept 11.
TWILIGHT ZONE: LIVE!
Extended. Final week. Another couple of live episodes, this time featuring bikers and cowboys. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave, 325-6500. $10. Fri-Sat at 11 pm. Through Aug 28.
One weekend only. A multidisciplinary event in the urban forest. Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave SW. $5. Sat Aug 28, 6-9 pm, Sun Aug 29, 10 am-6 pm. See www.naturec.org for details.
DON'T TELL MOMMA at Thumper's, 328-3800.
* THE HOKUM HALL VARIETY SHOW at Hokum Hall, 937-3613.
* JET CITY IMPROV at Historic University Theater, 352-8291.
LATE NIGHT CATECHISM from Seattle Theatre Project at ACT, 292-7676.