Lose Yourself In History With Annex Theatre's Summer Mainstage THE GREAT INCONVENIENCE

Lose Yourself In History With Annex Theatre's Summer Mainstage THE GREAT INCONVENIENCEHoly Arsenault, playwright, and director Erin Kraft haunting possible futures with Annex Theatre's summer mainstage, The Great Inconvenience.

"From the team who created Annex Theatre's 2013 smash hit (Gregory Awards, Gypsy Rose Lee), playwright Holly Arsenault and director Erin Kraft brings us The Great Inconvenience; a new story about families, histories, and nations both lost and found. Together they usher in a new story with the help of a well known cast: Marty Mukhalian (Book-It, Seattle Rep, Intiman), Mi Y. Kang (Seattle Children's Theatre, Book-it Theatre), Nick Edwards (Seattle Public Theater, Jet City Improv, Washington Ensemble Theatre). Even our Annex Theatre newcomers have immense street cred: Joceyln Maher (Seattle Children's Theatre, Book-It, Horse in Motion), and Samantha Canela (Seattle Children's Theatre).

2050. Somewhere on the West Coast of the United States. A scrappy group of historical re-enactors-orphans of our next civil war-have formed a chosen family. Abandoned by a government that no longer pretends to serve any but the rich, their survival gig is helping to whitewash some of the worst atrocities in American history for audiences of wealthy schoolchildren. When an unexpected visitor starts camping out in their dioramas, portending a new and growing danger, they're forced to face their own histories, and contend with the revelation that the woman they all work for is much more than just their boss.

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" I am just so grateful to Annex Theatre for their commitment to new work. This play is a big leap for me in terms of content and style, and for most of the year or so I've been writing, it's felt a little bit like trying to sculpt jello. So, to be gifted with collaborators--our incredible actors, designers, and production team--who are not only on board with that, but who continue to bring their whole selves to this process and pour their love into this story every single day--even and especially as the reality outside of the theatre keeps looking more and more like this crazy dystopia we are imagining inside the theatre--is just astonishing. And Annex holds the space for all of that. As a community, we are so lucky to have them "

Holly Arsenault, Playwright

The Great Inconvenience performs July 27 through August 18, Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays. PWYC Industry night is Monday, August 6 . $10-$20 Sliding Scale Tickets. All performances are at 7:30 pm at Annex Theatre at the corner of 11th & Pike in Capitol Hill.

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