Sir Alan Ayckbourn Directs Local Cast in SUGAR DADDIES at ACT Theatre, Beg. Tonight
ACT - A Contemporary Theatre welcomes Sir Alan Ayckbourn to direct an entirely local cast for the American premiere of his play Sugar Daddies at ACT this October.
One of the most successful playwrights in modern theatre and a British National Treasure, Ayckbourn is also an accomplished director, most notably of his own plays. Ayckbourn received the 2010 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement and has directed scores of plays at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. With 77 full length plays to his credit, Ayckbourn is widely known as the world's most performed living playwright. This will be a unique chance for American audiences to see his work as a director and a special honor for ACT audiences, who have seen ten of his plays produced at ACT since 1976.
Sugar Daddies is a "comedy of dark intentions" about a naïve student who rescues an old man dressed as Father Christmas from a hit-and-run driver and brings him back to the London flat she shares with her sister. He showers her with generosity and they embark on a dangerously Faustian game of fantasy. The cast of characters play roles in which no one is quite who they seem and no good deed goes entirely unpunished.
SUGAR DADDIES SHOWTIMES
Previews October 4 - 9
Press Opening October 10
Runs through November 3
The production will run Tuesdays - Thursdays, 7:30pm; Thursday Matinee, 2:00pm; Fridays, 8:00pm; Saturdays, 2:00pm & 8:00pm; and Sundays, 2:00pm & 7:00pm. All shows run at the ACT - A Contemporary Theatre in the Allen Arena Theatre 700 Union Street, Seattle, Washington.
*ACT Mainstage Debut
Adults: Single Tickets start at $41; Discounts available for: Seniors, Students, and Under 25. Available on the daily Pay-What-You-Can program. Sugar Daddies is included on the monthly ACTPass membership. Now on sale (206) 292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
Located in the heart of downtown Seattle and serving a population of curious, open-minded, and brave audiences, ACT - A Contemporary Theatre is the only theatre in Seattle dedicated to producing contemporary work with promising playwrights and local performing artists since 1965. A theatre of new ideas, ACT serves as a cultural engine that makes plays, dance, music, and film that touch us through its annual Mainstage play series and Central Heating Lab program. Because contemporary life demands examination, ACT is driven to inspire and strengthen our diverse community through works that advance our understanding of human life. With more than 120,000 people who attend shows annually, ACT is an interactive community where artists and the public witness, contemplate, and engage in dialogue on today's thought-provoking issues, ideas and art, presented with intelligence, insight, and humor.