OPENING AND CURRENT RUNS


AUNT DAN AND LEMON

Previewing. Wallace Shawn's play at Penny Cafe, 1701 NW Market St, 706-1426. $10 donation. Preview performance Wed Sept 29 at 8 pm. Through Oct 23.

DEAD WOMAN HOME

"May Nazareno earnestly connects the dots in this documentary play-by-numbers with a stunning ignorance of theatricality. " (David Schmader) Freehold's East Hall Theater, 1525 10th Ave, 325-6500. $10-$12. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Oct 3.

EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS

Final week. An experimental play about WW I. Odd Duck Studio, 1214 10th Ave, www.brownpapertickets.com. $12-$15. Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 3 pm. Through Sept 26.

* FLO & GLO

See review this issue. JEM Arts Center, 6012 12th Ave S, 325-6500. $12.50. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Oct 2.

FRANKENOCCHIO

Opening. Pinocchio and Frankenstein blur at Empty Space Theatre, 3509 Fremont Ave N, 547-7500. $10-$25. Preview performance Thurs Sept 23 at 7:30 pm. Opening Fri Sept 24 at 8 pm. Sun at 2 pm. Through Oct 16.

GENOCIDE TRAIL: A HOLOCAUST UN-SPOKEN

A "ritual poetic drama" at UW Ethnic Cultural Theatre, 3940 Brooklyn Ave NE, 325-6500. $10-$15. Thurs at 10 am, Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Tues-Wed at 10 am. Through Oct 2.

GOOD BOYS

Previewing. The aftermath of a Columbine-style massacre at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St, 292-7676. $15-$24. Preview performances Fri-Sat Sept 24-25 at 8 pm, Sun Sept 26 at 2 and 7:30 pm, Tues-Wed Sept 28-29 at 7:30 pm. Through Oct 17.

HAIRSPRAY

Final week. Baltimore big hair at 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave, 292-2787. $20-$70. Thurs-Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 and 8 pm, Sun at 1:30 pm. Through Sept 26.

I DO! I DO!

Final week. Michael and Agnes get hitched and grow old at Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W Greenlake Dr N, 325-6500. $12-$20. Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Sept 26.

* LOVE & TAXES

"Standup comedy rising to the condition of art." (Charles Mudede) Intiman Playhouse, 201 Mercer St, 269-1900. $10-$46. Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 and 8 pm, Sun at 2 and 7:30 pm, Tues at 7:30 pm, Wed at 2 and 7:30 pm. Through Oct 2.

MAGIC CITY

A little boy finds himself in a city of his own making. Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St, 441-3322. $14-$28. Fri at 7 pm, Sat-Sun at 2 and 5:30 pm. Through Nov 6.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Opening. A tale of two reluctant lovers. Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St, 781-9707. $10-$28. Preview performance Thurs Sept 23 at 7:30 pm. Opening Fri Sept 24 at 8 pm. Sat at 2 and 8 pm, Wed at 7:30 pm. Through Oct 14.

OLIVER

Opening. An adaptation of the Dickens novel. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St, 292-2787. $23-$59. Tues-Wed at 7:30 pm. Through Oct 3.

ON THE VERGE

"Game yet painful performances and well-intentioned but lame nods to Noh and Kabuki. " (Sean Nelson) Northwest Actor's Studio, 1100 E Pike St, 324-6328. $10-$12. Fri-Sat at 8 pm. Through Oct 2.

SWING!

Final week. A musical at Sand Point Way Community Center, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, 363-2809. $25-$30. Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Sept 26.

THIS LAND

See review this issue. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 800-838-3006. $15. Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm. Through Oct 16.

DANCE


* 3

See Stranger Suggests. One weekend only. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 915 E Pine St, second floor, 325-6500. $12-$15. Fri-Sat Sept 24-25 at 8 pm.

AXOLOTL

An interactive performance with an illustrious assortment of guest stars. Dance Underground, 340 15th Ave E, 790-1645. Sun at 8 pm. Through Oct 3.

BIG RED DANCE COMPANY

Final week. A Big Red Dance Company at Chamber Theater, 915 E Pine St, fourth floor, 568-7635. $12-$15. Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 1 pm. Through Sept 25.

AKIRA KASAI: POLLEN

One weekend only. A performance incorporating elements of Butoh and hiphop. On the Boards, 217-9888. $12-$22. Fri-Sun Sept 24-26 at 8 pm.

SUGGESTED READING: UNTITLED

Opening. A performance responding to Iole Alessandrini's installation Untitled. Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919. Free. Thurs-Fri Sept 23-24 at 6:30, 7, 7:30, and 8 pm.

THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET

Two weekends only. A full-length ballet. McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, 441-2424. $16-$130. Thurs-Fri Sept 23-24 at 7:30 pm, Sat Sept 25 at 2 and 7:30 pm. Through Oct 3.

FESTIVALS, CABARET, & COMEDY


ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLE

Sean Nelson's variety show at Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave. $5 w/voter registration card. Sun Sept 26 at 7 pm.

ELECTION SHOW 2004

"Given how rife this year's presidential election is with fodder for riffing, it's disappointing that the comic actors of Jet City Improv turn in such a politically irrelevant show." (Josh Feit) Historic University Theater, 5510 University Way NE. $8-$10. Thurs-Fri at 8 pm. Through Oct 22.

SEATTLE FOLLIES

One weekend only. Cabaret with a local-politics twist. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, www.ticketweb.com. $15-$18. Tues Sept 28 at 7:30 pm.

TAXI CABARET

Final week. A musical revue at Cr*pe de Paris, 1333 Fifth Ave, 623-4111. $16-$42. Fri-Sat at 8 pm. Through Sept 25.

LATE NIGHT


SCATTERBRAINS

One night only. Improv comedy at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0963. $5-$7. Sat Sept 25 at 10:30 pm.

SPECIAL EVENTS


BROWN DERBY SERIES: BASIC INSTINCT

Three nights only. The Joe Eszterhas script at Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. $10. Mon-Wed Sept 27-29 at 8 pm.

DIRECTORS & PLAYWRIGHTS: STEVEN DIETZ

One night only. Taproot Theatre Company, 204 N 85th St. Free. Mon Sept 27 at 7 pm.

FEED YOUR MIND: GOLDEN LADDER

One night only. A staged reading. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 686-3729. $5. Mon Sept 27 at 7 pm.

SEATTLE DRAMATISTS RIBBON-CUTTING

One night only. A celebration of the new playwrights organization at Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 720-0083. Free. Wed Sept 29 at 7 pm.

LONG RUNS
DON'T TELL MOMMA at Thumper's, 328-3800.

* THE HOKUM HALL VARIETY SHOW at Hokum Hall, 937-3613.

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

TEATRO ZINZANNI, 2301 Sixth Ave, 802-0015.

THEATRESPORTS at the Market Theater, 781-9273.

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