Casting Announced for ASSISTED LIVING, OTHER DESERT CITIES and More at ACT; Tickets on Sale 2/12


ACT - A Contemporary Theatre single tickets go on sale to the public for all 2013 Mainstage shows February 12, 2013. ACT is offering 50 percent off of adult price tickets for all Mainstage preview shows throughout the season for one-day only February 12.

ACT also shares a glimpse of the casting for the first half of the upcoming Mainstage season.

ACT's own Artistic Director Kurt Beattie gets back on the boards alongside Jeff Steitzer, Marianne Owen, Julie Briskman, and Laura Kenny in Assisted Living. In Other Desert Cities the critically acclaimed Marya Sea Kaminski makes her ACT debut going head to head with television actress Pamela Reed (Parks and Recreation, Kindergarten Cop) who is a UW Drama alumni and Washington resident. Many other notable local actors will be returning to ACT or making their debut including Jessica Skerritt, Matt Owen, Lori Larsen, Suzy Hunt, Aaron Blakely, and Kirsten Potter to name a few. See the current listing of committed artistic and production talent below.

All ticket purchases and information are available at or (206) 292-7676. Tickets: Adults: $37.50-$55; Students: $15; People 25 & under: $20; Seniors: 25% off adult ticket price. All Mainstage shows are available on the ACTPass monthly membership or as a subscription package. 50% off tickets are available on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 via the ACT website or by phone or in-person from 12:00pm-6:00pm.

ACT Theatre's 2013 Mainstage Season will appear as follows:

Grey Gardens
(Co-production with The 5th Avenue Theatre)

Book by Doug Wright, Music by Scott Frankel, Lyrics by Michael Korie
Based on the film Grey Gardens by David Maysles, AlBert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Mayer, and Susan Froemke

March 16-May 26, Press Opening March 21

Mark Anders George Gould Strong

Patti Cohenour (Young) "Little" Edie Beale and Edith Bouvier Beale

Allen Fitzpatrick J.V. "Major" Bouvier and Norman Vincent Peale

Montserrat Fleck Lee Bouvier

Analiese Ermerson Guettinger Jacqueline "Jackie" Bouvier

Ekello J. Harrid, Jr Brooks, Sr.

Suzy Hunt Edith Bouvier Beale

Matt Owen Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr. and Jerry

Jessica Skerritt "Little" Edie Beale

Creative Team
Kurt Beattie Director
Noah Racey Musical Staging
Chris DeStefano Music Director
Matthew Smucker Scenic Designer
Catherine Hunt Costume Designer
Mary Louise Geiger Lighting Designer
Brendan Patrick Hogan Sound Designer
Jeffrey K. Hanson Stage Manager

Assisted Living (world premiere)
Written by Katie Forgette
April 19-May 12, Press Opening April 25

Kurt Beattie Joe

Julie Briskman Nurse Claudia

Tim Gouran Kevin
Laura Kenny Mitzi Kramer

Marianne Owen Beatrice "Judy" Hart

Jeff Steitzer Wally Carmichael

Creative Team
R. Hamilton Wright Director
Martin Christoffel Scenic Designer
Catherine Hunt Costume Designer
Rick Paulsen Lighting Designer
Brendan Patrick Hogan Sound Designer
Erin Zatloka Stage Manager

Other Desert Cities
Written by Jon Robin Baitz
May 31-June 30, Press Opening June 6

Aaron Blakely Trip Wyeth

Brooke Wyeth Marya Sea Kaminski

Lori Larsen Silda Grauman
Pamela Reed Polly Wyeth

TBD Lyman Wyeth

Creative Team
Victor Pappas Director
Robert Dahlstrom Scenic Designer
Frances Kenny Costume Designer
Brendan Patrick Hogan Sound Designer
JR Welden Stage Manager

Rapture, Blister, Burn
Written by Gina Gionfriddo
July 12-August 11, Press Opening July 18

Jeffrey Fracé Don Harper
Priscilla Lauris Alice Croll
Kirsten Potter Catherine Croll
TBD Gwen Harper
TBD Avery Willard

Creative Team
Anita Montgomery Director
Matthew Smucker Scenic Designer
Brendan Patrick Hogan Sound Designer
Erin Zatloka Stage Manager

Written by Will Eno
Directed by John Langs
August 30-September 29, Press Opening September 5

Casting TBD

Sugar Daddies
Written and Directed by Alan Ayckbourn
October 4-November 3, Press Opening October 10

Casting TBD

All Dates and Artists subject to change. All Sales final.

About ACT: A Theatre of New Ideas - Raising Consciousness Through Theatre
Located in the heart of downtown Seattle and serving a population of curious, open-minded, and brave audiences, ACT - A Contemporary Theatre is the only theatre in Seattle dedicated to producing contemporary work with promising playwrights and local performing artists since 1965. A theatre of new ideas, ACT serves as a cultural engine that makes plays, dance, music, and film that touch us through its annual Mainstage play series and new works generated from the Young Playwrights Program, The Hansberry Project, the Central Heating Lab, and New Works for the American Stage commissioning program. Because contemporary life demands examination, ACT is driven to inspire and strengthen our diverse community through works that advance our understanding of human life. With more than 120,000 people who attend shows annually, ACT is an interactive community where artists and the public witness, contemplate, and engage in dialogue on today's thought-provoking issues, ideas and art, presented with intelligence, insight, and humor.

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