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BWW Review: Theatre9/12's UNCLE VANYA Just Doesn't ClickBWW Review: Theatre9/12's UNCLE VANYA Just Doesn't Click
by Jay Irwin - Feb 16, 2019

Yes, Dear Readers, it's "Uncle Vanya" … again. Now, don't get confused. I know I just reviewed this a few weeks ago but this is a different production. This is Theatre9/12, those plucky actors who pour over scene work week after week until they come up with a full play they'd like to present, this time it's Annie Baker's adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya". They're all about the performance and not so much on the frills since there's usually little in the way of sets or elaborate costumes and they perform at the Trinity Church Parish Hall. And while they usually bring in a fantastic piece, this time it felt they focused a bit too much on individual scene work and not so much on connecting with each other as the play felt like so many performances in a vacuum. (more...)

A  Quirky, Compassionate (Almost) Silent Play Announced At Thalia's UmbrellaA Quirky, Compassionate (Almost) Silent Play Announced At Thalia's Umbrella
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Thalia's Umbrella is thrilled to present the Seattle premiere of Bess Wohl's (mostly) silent comedy Small Mouth Sounds at 12th Avenue Arts April 18 to May 11, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF NOW from Thalia's Umbrella a Sweet Twist on the RomComBWW Review: THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF NOW from Thalia's Umbrella a Sweet Twist on the RomCom
by Jay Irwin - Mar 12, 2018

Many have wished they could alter the personality of their significant others in some way but it's usually something small. Don't eat in bed. Stop telling corny jokes. Don't spend all our money on geeky toys. But what if your spouse suddenly had a whole new personality … and you liked it better? Such is the conceit of the world premiere from Thalia's Umbrella with Y York's 'The Impossibility of Now' currently playing at 12th Avenue Arts. And with York's rich dialog and characters and the fantastic cast this sweet little romantic comedy is a delight. (more...)

Thalia's Umbrella To Produce World Premiere By Local Playwright Y YorkThalia's Umbrella To Produce World Premiere By Local Playwright Y York
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Thalia's Umbrella announces their fifth production: The Impossibility of Now by Y York.  The Impossibility of Now will be performed March 8-31, 2018, at 12th Avenue Arts on Capital Hill.  (more...)

Seattle Playwrights Salon Presents UNHINGED by Pamela Hobart CarterSeattle Playwrights Salon Presents UNHINGED by Pamela Hobart Carter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Seattle Playwrights Salon kicks off a year of parity (plays by women!) by presenting Unhinged, by Seattle-based playwright, Pamela Hobart Carter at the Conservatory, 5813 South, Seattle, 98108. Admission is free! Beer, wine, cider, and food available for purchase before and after the show, and during intermission. (more...)

BWW Review: Rich Talent, Poor Narrative in Wall Street Satire 63 TRILLION at West of LeninBWW Review: Rich Talent, Poor Narrative in Wall Street Satire 63 TRILLION at West of Lenin
by Amelia Reynolds - Nov 7, 2017

Good satire needs two things: merciless mockery, and a compelling narrative. Sandbox Radio's farcical 63 Trillion nails the mockery, but focuses so much of its attention on cramming in as many double-entendres as possible that the narrative becomes secondary to the dick jokes. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Adam Hess
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 19, 2017

BWW speaks to Adam Hess about bringing Cactus to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Steve Bugeja
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 19, 2017

BWW speaks to Steve Bugeja about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Summer Camp. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Dan Antopolski
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 17, 2017

BWW speaks to Dan Antopolski about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show The Return of Dan Antopolski. (more...)

Thalia's Umbrella to Present WHEN LOVE SPEAKS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Thalia's Umbrella announces their fourth production: When Love Speaks, by David Wright.  When Love Speaks will be performed February 9-25, 2017, in the Isaac Studio Theater at Taproot Theater in Greenwood. (more...)

2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

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!? (more...)

Thalia's Umbrella to Present WHEN LOVE SPEAKS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Thalia's Umbrella announces their fourth production: When Love Speaks, by David Wright.  When Love Speaks will be performed February 9-25, 2017, in the Isaac Studio Theater at Taproot Theater in Greenwood. (more...)

Spend Election Eve with ESTP and One of the Great American Comic Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

No Time for Comedy is unlike anything you have ever seen, I feel sure. It is funny and clever - much of the dialogue is of Jane Austen caliber - but it joyfully refuses to go any of the places you think it probably might. It is political, and pointed, but never preachy, except to call attention to the motives of those who would preach. It is at once a parody of a witty Broadway comedy of the nineteen-twenties, -thirties, and -forties, and the apotheosis of it; and a part of it also contains a convincing and fairly furious repudiation of itself. For this 1939 play seems well aware that its very style is about to be subsumed by world conflict… (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Anna Mann
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 6, 2016

BWW speaks to Anna Mann, star of stage and screen (and creation of acclaimed character comedian Colin Hoult) about her 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show A Sketch Show For Depressives. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Steve Bugeja
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 30, 2016

Comedian Steve Bugeja speaks to BWW about his new Edinburgh Fringe show Unpronounceable. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Adam Hess
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 29, 2016

BWW speaks to Adam Hess about his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Feathers. (more...)

Joe McDermott To Lead Post-play Discussion Following 6/23 Performance of SORRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

Joe McDermott, King County Council member and candidate for Congress, will lead a post-play discussion immediately following the Thursday, June 23, performance of Sorry. Sorry, by Richard Nelson, is a smart, funny and timely play that asks how we make the right choices, both at home and in the larger political world. In an election season marked with so much anger and shouting, Sorry offers instead a "lovely . . . feeling of shared citizenship,' (New York Times) where one family, trying to make the right choice in their own difficult decision, still manage, with humor and grace, to talk to one another using their 'inside voices.' Joe McDerrmott's participation makes tangible this intimate, vital connection between the personal and the political, the local and the national. (more...)

Pramila Jayapal to Lead Post-play Discussion After 6/19 Matinee Performance of SORRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

Pramila Jayapal, a Washington State Senator and candidate for Congress, will lead a post-play discussion immediately following the Sunday, June 19, matinee performance of Sorry. Sorry, by Richard Nelson, is a smart, funny and timely play that asks how we make the right choices, both at home and in the larger political world. In an election season marked with so much anger and shouting, Sorry offers instead a "lovely . . . feeling of shared citizenship,' (New York Times) where one family, trying to make the right choice in their own difficult decision, still manage, with humor and grace, to talk to one another using their 'inside voices.' Pramila Jayapal's participation makes tangible this intimate, vital connection between the personal and the political, the local and the national. (more...)

Thalia's Umbrella to Present Richard Nelson's SORRY, 6/9-26
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Thalia's Umbrella announces their third production: Sorry, by Richard Nelson. Sorry will be performed June 9-26, 2016, in the MainStage Theater at 12th Avenue Arts. (more...)

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