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Classic Holiday Tradition A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns To ACT For 48th Season

ACT Contemporary Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for their 48th production of the beloved classic, A Christmas Carol. Originally adapted for the stage in 1976 by ACT founder Gregory Falls, this season's production will see Seattle actor Darragh Kennan in the infamous role of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Plays Announced For 30th Anniversary At Seattle Shakespeare

Seattle Shakespeare Company unveiled its 2020-2021 season containing several artist-initiated projects around the theme of a?oeFamily Trust.a?? Highlights include a comedy by a Shakespeare contemporary, the return of upstart crow collective to the Seattle Shakespeare stage, a 20th Century American classic, and the beloved bickering of Beatrice and Benedick.

BWW Review: ACT's Near Perfect ROMEO + JULIET is the One We've Been Waiting For

Over the years, Dear Readers, I've seen many productions of Shakespeare's oft-produced tragedy 'Romeo + Juliet'. So many productions from so many levels of professionalism with so many different takes on how to tell the story. And to be honest, only one of them even came close to bringing the story of the star-crossed lovers to life. That is until now. ACT's current production with its vibrant staging and top-notch cast incorporating Deaf and hearing actors using American Sign Language in conjunction with the Shakespearean text has created a new standard by which all other R+J's must be judged from here on.

BWW Review: ACT Negotiates a Stunningly Solid Piece with OSLO

In 1993 a few Norwegian politicians managed the impossible, to get the Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate a peace. What sounds even more impossible is that they all kept it secret. Now this may not sound like the riveting topic for a three-hour play but what J.T. Rogers' 'Oslo', currently playing at ACT, does it to go beyond the facts of the accords and examines the humanity that made the accords possible and that kind of conflict makes for a tense and often times funny piece presented with a stunning ensemble from ACT.

Civic Rep Announces 2018-2019 Season

Civic Rep will produce a season of work written by Tennessee Williams while in residence at Open Space on Vashon. Civic Rep has two prior productions of plays by Tennessee Williams under their belt: THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, both of which enjoyed successful runs at New City Theatre in Seattle.

BWW Review: Problematic MERCHANT OF VENICE from Seattle Shakes

Seattle Shakespeare Company has never been one to shy away from a challenge and with their current production of "The Merchant of Venice" they certainly seem to have a challenge on their hands. As I see it they have one challenge they can, and hopefully will overcome as the production continues, the pace of the show, and one challenge inherit to the piece that they can never defeat but only embrace, the overt antisemitism.

Photo Flash: Seattle Shakespeare Presents THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

The wealthy heiress Portia is forced to set her suitors a challenge for her hand in marriage. In order to woo her, Bassanio finances his plan with money borrowed from his friend Antonio. All would be fine except Antonio has taken out a loan from the moneylender Shylock on the assurance that his ships will make it back to the city. They don't, and Shylock demands repayment with a pound of Antonio's flesh.

Seattle Shakespeare Company Announces THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

In The Merchant of Venice, a diverse and vibrant city comes alive in Shakespeare's interconnected tales of friendship, love, family, business, inequality, and intolerance. Desdemona Chiang directs the play for Seattle Shakespeare Company which runs March 20 -April 15, 2018 at the Center Theatre at the Seattle Center.

UW Drama presents SHAKESPEARE, OUR CONTEMPORARY

The second installment of the new series, State of the Theatre: Seattle Artists in Conversation will feature some of Seattle's most accomplished interpreters of Shakespeare in conversation with longtime Seattle Times theatre critic, lecturer, and author Misha Berson.

UW Drama Presents State Of The Theatre: Playwriting In The Age Of Trump

The first installment of the new series, State of the Theatre: Seattle Artists in Conversation will feature some of Seattle's most accomplished dramatists in conversation with longtime Seattle Times theatre critic, lecturer, and author Misha Berson.

New Century Theatre Company Announces Closure

After 10 years of producing bold, honest, groundbreaking theater, Seattle's award-winning New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) is closing its doors at the end of 2017.

BWW Review: ACT's Stirring ALEX & ARIS Relies Too Much on Advance Knowledge

There are certain shows out there that, while being engaging and performed well, make you feel like you're missing something. Many of the plays of Tom Stoppard are that way for me in that, unless you've taken a master class on that particular subject matter, you may not get the full impact. The World Premiere of Moby Pomerance's "Alex & Aris", currently playing at ACT, falls into this category. Stirring performances and crisp dialog but unless you've taken the prerequisite class on Greek history you may fall behind.

New Century Theatre Company Takes on New Directions

After 10 years of producing award-winning productions and helping to change the face of mid-level professional theatre in Seattle, New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) is excited to share several new developments in its future.

New Century Theatre Company to Stage THE REALISTIC JONESES This Summer

New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) ends its 2017 10th Anniversary Season with Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses.

New Century Theatre Company to Present BRIGHT HALF LIFE

New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) begins its 2017 10th Anniversary Season with Tanya Barfield's Bright Half Life. Bright Half Life will run February 15-March 11, 2017 (opening night is February 17, 2017). Single tickets are available for purchase online now at www.wearenctc.org.

Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 5th Avenue's 'HOW TO SUCCEED', VIOLET at ArtsWest and More Among 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Nominees

Spanning 28 theater companies and 59 productions, from the largest and most prominent to small, humble and innovative, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor as much professional theater as we reviewers can cram into our year.

2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Winners Announced!

The 'large theater' productions of ACT Theatre's The Royale and The 5th Avenue Theatre's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying take top honors and the 'small theater' productions of ArtsWest's Death of a Salesman and Washington Ensemble Theatre's The Things Are Against Us take top honors - for most category wins!?

New Century Theatre Company to Present BRIGHT HALF LIFE

New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) begins its 2017 10th Anniversary Season with Tanya Barfield's Bright Half Life. Bright Half Life will run February 15-March 11, 2017 (opening night is February 17, 2017). Single tickets are available for purchase online now at www.wearenctc.org.

Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 5th Avenue's 'HOW TO SUCCEED', VIOLET at ArtsWest and More Among 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Nominees

Spanning 28 theater companies and 59 productions, from the largest and most prominent to small, humble and innovative, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor as much professional theater as we reviewers can cram into our year.

BWW Review: NCTC's THE BIG MEAL is a Feast of Emotions and Brilliant Performances

Either I'm getting soft in my old age or everyone has decided to bring out their big guns (theatrically) at the end of the year as this is the third show in two weeks that has absolutely floored me. New Century Theatre Company's 'The Big Meal' takes what can be a simple romantic comedy/family drama and turns it into a sumptuous journey served up by some of the most gifted actors in town. And on a personal note, they managed to turn me into a weeping snot monster which hasn't been done at this level since another NCTC show, 'Mary's Wedding'.

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