ACT Launches Free Reading Series Pinter Fortnightly

Question: Ever wonder what this city's most prolific and respected working actors and directors do on their night off? Answer: they go back to the theatre and read more plays! Actors like Frank Corrado and Suzanne Bouchard relish for the opportunity to speak the words of surprisingly seldom produced playwrights like Harold Pinter. A number of Seattle's actors and directors have banded together to create their own form of Pinter-esque pleasure with Pinter Fortnightly. Every other Monday night (fortnightly) at 7:00 p.m., with a little help from ACT's Central Heating Lab, the general public can now participate in three free play readings with the "best of the best":

March 23: No Man's Land with Kurt Beattie, Ted D'Arms, Ian Bell, Hans Altwies
April 6: Old Times with Suzanne Bouchard, Kimberly King, Frank Corrado
April 20: Two "Political" One-Acts: One for the Road and Ashes to Ashes, with Burton Curtis and Mark Chamberlin

Pinter's plays provide a theatrical feast of language that grips, delights, confounds, bemuses, bewilders and altogether challenges actors. But given that more than one artistic director in the American regional theatre has dismissed the late Nobel Laureate Pinter as "box office death," actors rarely get the chance to articulate his unique language outside the confines of their own studies. Neither No Man's Land nor Old Times has ever been professionally produced in Seattle. True to the Central Heating Lab's philosophy, and ACT's mission, these readings invite, if not demand comment and discussion, not to mention argument. Audience participation will be robustly encouraged.

All readings are open to the public and free of charge. Readings begin at 7:00 p.m. inside ACT's special events room, Buster's, and the bar will be open. No advance tickets required. Seating is on a first come basis. ACT is located at 700 Union Street, Downtown Seattle. Information available by phone only at (206) 292-7676.

About ACT

For the past 44 seasons, ACT's mission has been to inspire our diverse community through theatre that advances our understanding of human life. To dare, excite, and enrich artists and audiences. To steward our many resources. Through The Central Heating Lab, ACT seeks to heat things up and create a conversation with its season that reaches for an even deeper impact.


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