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18th & Union Announces New Openings

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Shows, Shows, Shows! By the end of March, 18th & Union will have presented 20 different productions in its opening season and hosted dozens of performers. Here's what's opening in the next few weeks.

Opening Saturday, February 25

Jet City Improv Academy 203

Students create, perform, and produce their own long-form show, directed and coached by a Jet City Improv cast member. Come see them apply the skills they've developed over six quarters of classes at JCI, and usher in the next generation of Seattle improvisers. You'll want to say you knew them when! Featuring Adam Baker, Di Dang, Seth Grossman, Drew Nielson, Ezra Parter, Kayla Teel, and Michelle Wen. (Instructor: Ian Schempp)

Saturdays at 9:30 pm, February 25 and March 4

Tickets: $12-$25

Opening Monday, February 27

Séance

Created and performed by Peter Antoniou

Can the spirits of the dead reach out and speak to us? And if they can, are you prepared to hear what they have to say? Séance is an intimate, immersive experience that explores what answers may be just within our reach (and whether sometimes, it's best not to know). For just 12 audience members each night who aren't (too) afraid of the dark. Due to the small capacity and limited run, we are not able to offer press comps for this production.

Monday, February 27, 7:30 pm

Thursday-Friday, March 2-3, 9:30 pm

Tickets: $12-$25

Opening Thursday, March 2

An Oak Tree, by Tim Crouch

Directed by K. Brian Neel

Performed by David Gassner and a different guest each night

An actor steps onto a stage without ever having seen the play or read the script. Following the suggestions of a theater producer who is playing the role of a stage hypnotist, the actor is transformed into a grief-stricken father. Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree poses questions about the power of grief and the nature of imagination. The role of the Father is played by a different guest actor at each performance.

The guest actor lineup includes local favorites Lisa Viertel, Bob Williams, and Marianna de Fazio, along with visiting artist Peter Antoniou (Happy Medium, Séance) and newly arrived James Miles (new Executive Director of Arts Corps).

March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $12-$25

Opening Friday, March 10

Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett

Produced by The 14/48 Projects

In 1990, One World Theatre, consisting of Seattle theater luminaries Shawn Belyea, Jeff Page, and K. Brian Neel performed Waiting for Godot to wide acclaim at the very first Seattle Fringe Festival. Seattle Weekly praised these actors as "20 years too young," but "so convincing...the thing became a thing of beauty." This show toured internationally for several years and then re-appeared in 2013 to sold-out houses at the new Seattle Fringe Festival. Now, 27 years after its first performances, this raw and hilarious production returns to Seattle.

Friday-Saturday, March 10-11, 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 12, 2:00pm

Tickets: $15-$25

Advance tickets for all productions are on sale now.

Online: http://18thandunion.org

By phone: 866-811-4111

All tickets at 18th & Union are sold in advance and at the door as Choose Your Own Price, with 3 ticketing levels: Discount, Full Price and Give a Little More.

About 18th & Union

18th & Union is a 47-seat arts space in Seattle's Central District that offers a home for Seattle's solo and other portable performing artists: theater, poetry, music, and more. For up-to-date information about all events at 18th & Union, visit the website at http://18thandunion.org.


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