ACT to Feature Pinter Festival & Represent! Multicultural Playwrights Festival this Summer!


ACT - A Contemporary Theatre's Mainstage switches from the farcical marriage comedy of Lewis Black's One Slight Hitch to the dark and haunting humor of Harold Pinter. The Hansberry Project also brings to the stage Seattle's second Multicultural Playwrights Festival. The Seagull Project presents their first in a series of Russian readings with The Great Soul of Russia, and in The Construction Zone, ACT will feature Steven Dietz and his new play, A Year Without Summer.

The following events take place in July 2012, are on sale now at or (206) 292-7676. Listed events are available with the ACTPass – ACT's monthly membership of just $25 per month:

Pinter Festival, Multiple ACT spaces
One Slight Hitch, Falls Theatre
Represent! A Multicultural Playwrights Festival, Multiple ACT spaces
Construction Zone Eulalie Scandiuzzi Space
The Great Soul of Russia Eulalie Scandiuzzi Space

The Pinter Festival
Celebration and The Dumb Waiter double-bill kick off the festival
Directed by John Langs
July 20 – August 26
Tickets Start at: $37.50 (adults), $15 (students), 25% off (seniors), Pay-What-You-Can starts day of the show every day at 1:00pm in person. Included with the ACTPass.

Two great comedies by Harold Pinter, directed by John Langs. Celebration will feature Anne Allgood, Julie Briskman, Cheyenne Casebier, Frank Corrado, Peter Crook, Jeffrey Frace, Darragh Kennan, RAndy Moore, Mariel Neto, Benjamin Harris, and Charles Leggett. The Dumb Waiter will feature Darragh Kennan and Charles Leggett.

After the Pinter Festival opens with the double-bill, ACT will stage full productions of No Man's Land and Old Times with the same repertory of actors. Then ACT will celebrate Pinter's cinematic works , dive into the Pinter Sketch Canon to give audiences a chance to see some of his more obscure works, and host a Pinter Party Cabaret in August.

Represent! A Multicultural Playwrights Festival
The Hansberry Project presents five days of new works at ACT
July 17 – 22
Tickets: All events $5 each or pay-what-you-will at the door

The Hansberry Project, in a joint venture with eSe Teatro, SIS Productions, and Pratidhwani, will host "REPRESENT!: A Multicultural Playwrights' Festival" July 17-22. The festival will feature staged readings of four new full-length plays and will open with an evening dedicated specifically to showcasing the work of six very talented local writers.

July 17 - Local Writers Showcase

July 18 - eSe Teatro: Don Quixote: Homeless in Seattle by Rose Cano

July 19 - Pratidhwani: The Banyan Tree Trilogy by Tulika Kumar

July 20 - SIS Productions: Fight by Kimber Lee

July 21 - Hansberry Project: Paradise Blue by Dominique Morriseau

July 22 - 1:00pm eSe Teatro - Don Quixote: Homeless in Seattle

3:00pm Pratidhwani - The Banyan Tree Trilogy

5:30pm SIS Productions - Fight

7:30pm Hansberry Project - Paradise Blue

One Slight Hitch
Written by Lewis Black
Directed by Joe Grifasi
June 8-July 8| Regional Premiere
Tickets Start at: $37.50 (adults), $15 (students), 25% off (seniors), Pay-What-You-Can starts day of the show every day at 1:00pm in person. Included with the ACTPass.

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