10 NAKED MEN
Final week. "When the dialogue got boring someone stripped, so that basically worked out." (Adrian Ryan) Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave, 706-2634. $25-$30. Thurs-Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 7 and 10 pm, Sun at 7 pm. Through June 8.
"Self-congratulatory drag queens and drama-school dropouts belt out show tunes without a trace of irony." (Tamara Paris) Wait... what? Productions at Standard Lounge, 527 S Main St, 605-6033. $18-$25. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, late-night performance Saturdays at 10:30 pm. Through June 29.
* CLAUDIA KELLY'S 500 HATS
Opening. Fringe Fest crowd-pleaser about a woman with an obsessive compulsion to purchase, own, and wear hats. The Bathhouse Theatre, 7312 W Green Lake Dr N, 325-6500. $16-$22. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Sat at 2 pm June 21-July 12. Through July 12.
Opening. Book-It adapts Anne Tyler's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Book-It at Seattle Center House Theater, 305 Harrison St, 216-0833. $19-$22. Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through June 29.
Opening. Shakespearean tragedy, with maidens. Directed by Melanie White. A Theatre Under the Influence at Union Garage Performance Center, 1416 10th Ave, 720-1942. $12-$14. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 6 pm. Through June 28.
GOD'S MAN IN TEXAS
"The show ultimately offers little beyond disappointment." (Gregory Zura) Taproot Theatre, 204 85th St, 781-9707. $16-$26. Wed-Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 and 8 pm. Through June 14.
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
See review this issue. In-g Productions at Northwest Actors Studio Cabaret Space, 1100 E Pike St, 938-1100. $12. June 6-7, 13-15, 20-21 at 8 pm. Through June 21.
* GONE ARE THE DAYS
Opening. Scot Augustson's (Why? Why? Why?) Sgt. Rigsby & His Amazing Silhouettes head straight to Hell, with a cast featuring Sarah Rudinoff, Stephen Hando, Susanna Burney, and Bret Fetzer. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 325-6500. $12-$15. Fri-Sat at 8 pm and 10 pm. Through June 21.
IN THE WAKE
See review this issue. Golden Fish Theatre at Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 325-6500. $10-$15. Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through June 21.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
Opening. Moises Kaufman's popular documentary theater piece about the murder of Matthew Shepard. SCCC Drama Dept. at the Little Theater off Broadway, 1524 Harvard Ave, 325-6500. $10-$15. Wed-Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 3 pm. Through June 15.
"Sean McEnaney deftly negotiates the textual tension between Giraudoux's punchy wit and elevated language." (Brendan Kiley) Open Circle Theater, 429 Boren Ave N, 382-4250. $15. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 7 pm. Through June 21.
* THE SEAGULL
See Stranger Suggests. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave, 325-6500. $12-$15. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through June 21.
John Kaufmann returns with his stab at combining Jungian theory, astronomy, and dramatic performance in this act of planetary spectacle. 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.
* THIS IS A TEST
This week only. See Stranger Suggests. Typing Explosion at Little Theatre, 610 19th Ave E, 329-2629. $10-$25. Thurs-Sun at 8 pm.
FESTIVALS, CABARET, & COMEDY
BFL: TV SHOW
See review this issue. Bald Faced Lie at Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030. $10. Fri-Sat at 10:30 pm. Through June 21.
One night only. BurningHearts presents its latest evening of burlesque. Rendezvous, 3220 Second Ave, 441-5823. $8. Sat June 7 at 7 pm.
One night only. Featuring Fricker's Follies, Leilani Punani, the art of Jason Puccinelli, and more. Stronghold at Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, 325-6500. $10. Fri June 6 at 9 pm.
Opening. The all-male sketch troupe the Habit lends its genius to the lesser sex, in the form of an all-female troupe, the Habette. The Habit at Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 323-0388. $11. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through June 28.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
One night only. Family classic, in earnest. The Fremont Players at Bathhouse Theatre, 7312 W Green Lake Dr N, 325-6500. $5. Sat June 7 at 1 and 3 pm.
One night only. Koch (of Dos Fallopia fame) performs an evening of solo song and comedy. ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0339. $15. Fri June 6 at 7:30 pm.
* THE MERMAID WHO BROKE MY FUCKING HEART
One night only. The beloved Monkey Wrench Puppet Lab returns with its latest, involving mariachi clowns, shadow puppetry, and the titular fish woman. Monkey Wrench Puppet Lab at Rendezvous, 3220 Second Ave, 441-5823. $8. Tues June 10 at 9 pm.
RAZZLETOWN UNLIMITED CABARET
Opening. A loose-knit vaudevillian cabaret directed by Keith Dahlgren. Rendezvous, 3220 Second Ave, 441-5823. $12-$15. Fri June 6 at 8 pm, Sun June 8 at 4 pm.
TRAIN OF THOUGHT > AIRPORT
Opening. Seattle's latest sketch comedy troupe, Train of Thought, with an improv set about, um, airports. Wing-It Productions at the Historic University Theater, 5510 University Way NE, 240-6937. $7-$8. Fri-Sat at 8 pm. Through June 21.
WOMEN'S PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL
Final week. Staged readings of new works by four rising women playwrights. Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Center, 443-2222. $10. Wed-Sat June 4-7 at 7:30 pm. Through June 7.
BENEATH THE SKIN
Opening. A bunch of dancers--with their dancer bodies--trying to tell me how beauty is only skin deep. XODO Dance Productions at Chamber Theatre in the Odd Fellows Building, 915 E Pine St, fourth floor, 972-3396. $10. Thurs-Sun at 8 pm. Through June 14.
Opening. Crispin Spaeth Dance Group members battle one another for supremacy in a new work. Crispin Spaeth Dance Group at Velocity MainSpace Theatre, 915 E Pine St, second floor, 325-6500. $12-$16. Fri-Sun at 8 pm. Through June 15.
* CARLOTTA'S LATE NIGHT WING-DING
Final week. The delightful alter ego of Troy Mink returns with a late-night talk show, featuring a wealth of local talent. Northwest Actors Studio Cabaret Space, 1100 E Pike St, third floor, 625-6500. $8-$10. Fri-Sat at 10:30 pm, bar opens at 10 pm. Through June 7.
SPIN THE BOTTLE
One night only. This month's cabaret features Gregory Hischak, Gillian Jorgensen, and Chris Gilman, and many more. Annex Theatre at Velocity MainSpace, 915 E Pine St, second floor, 728-0933. $5. Fri June 6 at 11 pm.
THE TWILIGHT ZONE
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 21.