Sound Theatre Company Sets 2014 Season: A SMALL FIRE, THE SCHOOL FOR LIES & BLOOD RELATIONS

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Sound Theatre Company Sets 2014 Season: A SMALL FIRE, THE SCHOOL FOR LIES & BLOOD RELATIONS

Sound Theatre Company has announced its 2014 season of plays, to run from May 28 to September 27. Artistic Director Teresa Thuman has chosen three Seattle premieres that examine The Language of Love and Hate. Each play explores how we express, fail to express, or inhibit expression of these most fundamental human emotions, and the consequences of each.

A Small Fire
by Adam Bock
May 29 - June 21
Performed at New City Theatre, 1404 18th Ave, Seattle WA
Directed by Julie Beckman
Seattle Premiere, Drama Desk Nomination for Best Play of 2011

When dynamo Emily is overcome by a mysterious illness that slowly strips her of each of her senses - smell, taste, hearing, sight - she and longtime husband John must rebalance their relationship and confront some long-buried truths. A Small Fire is a story of love, loyalty and the complexity of enduring bonds.

The School for Lies
by David Ives
August 7 - 23
Performed at the Center Theatre at the Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison Street
Co-directed by Teresa Thuman and Ken Michels
Seattle Premiere

Tony Award-nominated David Ives' (Venus in Fur) saucy update of Molière's The Misanthrope stuffs contemporary off-color slang into the classic baroque farce, in which rivals scheme romance to expose a notorious cynic. Misbehavior, gossip, glamour and scandal reign in this clowning burlesque written in rhymed couplets.

Blood Relations
by Sharon Pollock
September 11 - 27
Performed at the Cornish Playhouse Studio at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street
Directed by Gianni Truzzi
Seattle Premiere, Canadian Governor General's Award

A tense thriller based on the historical facts and speculation surrounding Lizzie Borden, who was charged with the 1892 murders of her father and stepmother. Ten years after her acquittal, Lizzie is pressed by her lover to reveal what happened. Lizzie has her re-enact the events in her place, facing the same choices with startling results.

Tickets for all plays are $25, with discounts for students and select pay-what-you-can performances. Ticket purchasing information can be found at www.soundtheatrecompany.org.

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