SEASCAPE, SNOGLOWGLOBED and More Set for Theater Schmeater's Inaugural Season at New Venue, The Schmee
Theater Schmeater is delighted ( and frankly, a little surprised) to announce the opening of The Schmee, our new performance venue and home, located at 2125 Third Avenue in the bustling Belltown area of downtown Seattle. Slatted for a June opening, the facility will comfortably seat 50, maintaining Theater Schmeater's commitment to presenting great plays in an intimate, accessible environment where the audience and artists can share the joy and communion of live theater.
Tentatively set to open on June 6th, Theater Schmeater will celebrate opening the new venue with Gala-Schmala!, a festival of short scripted plays by various Seattle playwrights, with musical interludes. Dedicated to the hundreds of friends of The Schmee without whose support our new home would have remained just a dream, Gala-Schmala! promises to be a surprising and fun filled evening of theater exuberance. The evening will be directed by Theater Schmeater's Artistic Director Doug Staley. Gala-Schmala! opens on Friday June 6th, and runs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for two weeks only, through June 14th.
Also on June 14, Theater Schmeater will continue its long running Free for the Family Park shows in Capitol Hill's Volunteer Park with our presentation of Who's Afraid of The Big Bad Wolf? by Tom McCabe. Young and old will delight in the whirlwind antics of the three pigs, a French Canadian woodsman, and Cornelius B.B. Wolf, who might actually get something to eat, if he doesn't keep blowing things away. First produced at the Children's Theatre of Massachusetts to terrific audience and critical response, Who's Afraid of The Big Bad Wolf? has been performed throughout the country. Directed by Noah Luce, this madcap slapstick will be a perfect summer day aperitif for the whole family. All performances will be presented at the Amphitheater, and admission is free to all. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? will open at 5pm on Saturday June 14th and run Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm through July 20th. Note that we will also be part of the Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival ( 12th and 13th).
On July 18th we test out the new theater in earnest with Wayne Rawley's new comic-thriller Attack of the Killer Murder of....Death! Its 1958 on a Sci-Fi B-Movie set that is populated by aspiring starlets, philandering filmmakers, sleazy sleuths and snooping secret agents! A hilarious "Who Done It" full of what-gets-done-to-who laughs. Agatha Christie meets Roger Corman in this new murder mystery from the author of Theater Schmeater's 2011 smash hit "Live! From the Last Night of My Life!". Attack of the Killer Murder of....Death! opens on Friday July 18th and runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm through August 16th. Thursdays are Pay What You Can for any available at the door seats.
On September 12th Theater Schmeater will bring Edward Albee's charming beachfront stroll Seascape to the stage. Nancy and Charlie, an amiable if bickering middle aged couple carry the baggage of a long and mostly agreeable marriage with them as they negotiate a beach. They stumble on two wondrous but terrifying sea monsters, who are as distrustful of the humans as the humans are of them. Similarities outweigh differences as the two couples discover themselves in the eyes of the other. Seascape will be directed by Theater Schmeater's Artistic Associate J.D. Lloyd. Seascape was first produced in 1975 and generated a Tony Award for Frank Langella. Albee's tale of intimate knowledge and delusion remains vibrant after 40yrs. Seascape opens at The Schmee on Friday September 12th and runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through October 11th.
The holidays brings a present for our audience with another installment of The Twilight Zone: Live! Based on the iconic TV series and proven to delight die-hard fans and new generations of Zones novices alike, The Twilight Zone: Live! resurrects cold war paranoia, conjures awkward new relationships with our machines, and savors the magic that is Christmas. Directed by and featuring Tim Moore as "Rod", The Twilight Zone: Live! presents three episodes from the original series sure to ignite memories for some and nightmares for many. Opening on Friday Nov 21st, the Twilight Zone: Live ! will run at The Schmee on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. (Note, no show on Thanksgiving, Nov 27th)
Keeping the Holiday spirit alive well into the night, Theater Schmeater is delighted to join in production with the young Seattle theater company Playing in Progress and presenting Rachel Delmar's SnoglowGlobed. A late night program of Holiday Inspired Scenes & Spectacles. SnowGlobed features new plays by local emerging playwrights fit for every holiday palate. Playing in Progress is a company dedicated to instigate and cultivate new plays, re-imagine established works and create opportunities for artists to workshop and develop their work through consistent play. Rachel Delmar's Snowglobed will open on Friday Dec 5th and run Fridays and Saturdays through Dec 20th. All performances are at11:00pm.
Further programming may be announced, so be sure to follow us at www.schmeater.org.
All mainstage presentations will run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm. All Thursdays are pay-what-you-can performances for available unreserved seats, first-come, first-served at the door. General admission tickets purchased on-line in advance for all shows are $21.00 or $18.00 for students and seniors. General tickets purchased at the box office are $25.00 or $21.00 for students and seniors. Prices may vary. The Theater Schmeater Box office opens at 7:00 p.m. on day of show. Advance tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 1-800-838-3006. Theater Schmeater also offers a Performance Pass, which consists of 5 admissions for $75. For details please follow the links on our website.