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5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Set Killer Cast for ASSASSINS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT- A Contemporary Theatre are kicking off the presidential election with a bang, presenting the landmark musical ASSASSINS with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Wiedman. The production will run February 27-May 8, 2016.

ACT Announces Shows for December 2015-March 2016
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 8, 2015

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre announces the winter shows that will close out its 50th year and carry over into the debut season of Artistic Director John Langs. In December, ACT presents the 40th Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol and the merry Ham for the Holidays: Who's Afraid of Virginia Ham? by Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt. Also in December, ACT celebrates the achievements of all the playwrights in the 2015 Young Playwrights Program and presents As You Like It, directed by ACT's Kenan Directing Fellow Wiley Basho Gorn.

ACT to Stage 40th Anniversary Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre is proud to present its 40th annual production of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted by Gregory A. Falls. A CHRISTMAS CAROL is directed by incoming Artistic Director John Langs with current Artistic Director Kurt Beattie returning to play Ebenezer Scrooge, in alternating performances with Gregory Award-winning actor Charles Leggett who will debut in the role of Scrooge.

BWW Review: ACT's MR. BURNS - Funny but Doesn't Payoff Completely
by Jay Irwin - Oct 23, 2015

Anne Washburn's hit play "Mr. Burns, a post-electric play", currently playing at ACT, does a fine job at exploring the genesis of mythology and still keeps itself very funny. But that exploration tends to draw itself out a little too long with too little payoff for the time spent.

NCTC's FESTEN at 12th Ave Arts
by Sally Henry Fuller - Oct 17, 2015

New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) closes out its first season at 12th Avenue Arts with a powerhouse family drama adapted by David Eldridge from the Danish film The Celebration. The Company has wanted to produce Festen for many years and it will be NCTC's biggest production yet. Festen will be directed by Tony Award nominee Wilson Milam and the cast will feature the work of ten Company Members.

ACT Stages MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

A Contemporary Theatre is thrilled to present the imaginative dark comedy of MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY by Anne Washburn (The Internationalist, A Devil At Noon, and The Small). Spanning several years to several decades after the end of the world, survivors must begin again to create a new society. As the survivors bond by recounting the popular 'Cape Feare' episode of The Simpsons, the story evolves into its own mythos.

ACT to Stage MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

A Contemporary Theatre is thrilled to present the imaginative dark comedy of MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY by Anne Washburn (The Internationalist, A Devil At Noon, and The Small). Spanning several years to several decades after the end of the world, survivors must begin again to create a new society. As the survivors bond by recounting the popular "Cape Feare" episode of The Simpsons, the story evolves into its own mythos.

ACT Announces New Staff, Promotions
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 28, 2015

A Contemporary Theatre announces new staff and promotions as well as its first Kenan Directing Fellow to finish out its 50th anniversary year. ACT is committed to excellence in the field of live performance with a mission of raising consciousness through theatre. Executive Director Carlo Scandiuzzi is elated to welcome new staff to the ACT Team and existing staff to new roles within the company.

STUPID F***ING BIRD and More Set for Artistic Director John Langs' Debut Season at ACT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre is proud to announce the Mainstage productions and two ACTLab productions for the dynamic debut season of incoming Artistic Director John Langs.

BLOOMSDAY, MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY and More Set for ACT's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

A Contemporary Theatre announces a wide range of dynamic shows to close out its 50th year.

BLOOMSDAY, MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY and More Set for ACT's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

A Contemporary Theatre announces a wide range of dynamic shows to close out its 50th year.

BWW Review: Profound and Personal OTHELLO Opens at APT this August
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 19, 2015

Othello‚ÄĒThe name speaks to one of William Shakespeare's most acclaimed tragedies first produced in 1603, and has seen thousands of reincarnations, perhaps hundreds of thousands in the past four centuries. How does American Players Theatre (APT) at their Up the Hill venue renew the drama's intense spirit? On an August summer evening, APT stages under John Langs direction, Andrew Boyce's scenic design and Matthew J. Le Febvre's striking costume design a very intimate and evocaive ‚ÄúTragedy of the Moor of Venice.‚Ä̬†

ACT to Opens Doors in Celebration of 50th Anniversary
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 11, 2015

ACT opens its doors to the public for an exciting afternoon in celebration of its 50-year legacy, and 90 years of its historic landmark home in downtown Seattle. Families and members of the community are invited to a rare opportunity to peek behind the scenes with a preview of the 2016 season, artistic workshops, open rehearsals, and exclusive guided tours of five unique theatres. In addition to a behind-the-scenes glimpse, attendees will be treated to a prop-making class with ACT's scenic department and the chance to read a scene with an ACT staff member. To close the celebration, attendees will be treated to cake and a champagne toast to the next 50 years of ACT.

THE PIANO MEN Comes to A Contemporary Theatre for Free Reading This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

The 2015 ACT New Play Award recipient is Moby Pomerance, for The Piano Men, a true story of an American spy working on the Manhattan Project. In the 1950s, Americans believed they knew the identity of all the spies who worked on the atomic bomb: David Greenglass and Klaus Fuchs. They were wrong. There was one more, a young man of 18 named Ted Hall.

BWW Reviews: The Art of War Found In AN ILIAD
by Amanda Finn - Jun 23, 2015

When the lights went out, there was no sound.  No applause, no cheering, and no uncomfortable laughing. Jim DeVita had silenced the audience in the Touchstone Theatre. That is the power of Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's An Iliad.

BWW Reviews: American Players Theatre Perfects Ancient Story of AN ILIAD
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jun 22, 2015

A college classroom, perhaps set in Ireland because a bottle of Jameson Whiskey appears for the poet to quench his thirst, greets the Touchstone Theatre Audiences at American Players Theatre (APT) in their opening play An Iliad. Outside the classroom rumblings and unrest from unidentified crowds can be heard--Unite James DeVita enters playing the narrator, the poet, the teacher in corduroy pants, tweed suit coat, a woolen vest, pliad tie and white shirt. Similar dress to what the part-time teacher, poet and writer James Joyce, who set contemporary literature on edge with his epic 'Ulysses', the latinized name of hero warrior Odysseus in Homer's 8th century 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey.' Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare wrote the stunning 2012 adaptation of 'Iliad' directed at APT by John Langs.

American Players Launch 2015 Season This Weekend with THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2015

American Players Theatre (APT) will launch its 36th Season tonight, June 6, 2015 with a preview performance of William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor. The performance begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are still available.

Visiting Chicago Directors and More Set for American Players' 2015 Summer Season, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 36th Summer Season, running today, June 6, to October 18, 2015, a diverse lineup of eight classical and contemporary plays in repertory that includes the work of two visiting Chicago directors: Derrick Sanders, founding artistic director of Congo Square Theatre Company, makes his APT debut directing The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona in APT's intimate 200-seat Touchstone Theatre; and Jeff Award winner William Brown returns to direct Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire in APT's flagship 1148-seat outdoor amphitheater Up the Hill.

THE PIANO MEN Coming to A Contemporary Theatre for Free Reading, 6/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The 2015 ACT New Play Award recipient is Moby Pomerance, for The Piano Men, a true story of an American spy working on the Manhattan Project. In the 1950s, Americans believed they knew the identity of all the spies who worked on the atomic bomb: David Greenglass and Klaus Fuchs. They were wrong. There was one more, a young man of 18 named Ted Hall.

American Players to Launch 2015 Season This Weekend with THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

American Players Theatre (APT) will launch its 36th Season June 6, 2015 with a preview performance of William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor.

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