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Seattle Shakespeare Company To Produce The Threepenny Opera at Intiman Theatre, Closes 3/6

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Seattle Shakespeare Company announced today its plans to produce The Threepenny Opera at the Intiman Theatre. The Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill musical satire about the dapper criminal, Mac the Knife, and the denizens of his seedy underworld will close March 6, 2011.

"For our 20th anniversary, we wanted to stretch our wings in a new way," said artistic director Stephanie Shine who will direct the production of The Threepenny Opera. "It's a unique confluence of timing and space availability. We're very excited to perform at Intiman on this project. Producing Threepenny is a challenge in and of itself, but the opportunity to produce it in a larger venue for us will be an exhilarating thrill ride."

Seattle Shakespeare Company launches its 20th anniversary season with Hamlet at the end of October which will run in repertory with the new comedy Wittenberg about young Hamlet's college days. A chamber version of the fairytale adventure Cymbeline starts the new year, followed by The Threepenny Opera. The season wraps up in the spring with Shakespeare's frothy comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Single tickets go on sale September 28 online at www.seattleshakespeare.org or at the Seattle Shakespeare Company Box Office at (206) 733-8222. Prices start at $15. Season tickets are on sale now and start at $82 for the five play season.

Seattle Shakespeare Company's 20th Anniversary Season

HAMLET
By William Shakespeare
Directed by John Langs
October 27-December 5, 2010

WITTENBERG
By David Davalos
Directed by Rita Giomi
November 15-December 5, 2010

CHAMBER CYMBELINE
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Henry Woronicz
January 5-30, 2011

THE THREEPENNY OPERA
Book and Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Kurt Weill
English Adaptation by Marc Blitzstein
Directed by Stephanie Shine
February 16-March 6, 2011
Performed at the Intiman Playhouse

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
By William Shakespeare
April 20-May 15, 2011

All titles, dates, and artists subject to change.

Seattle Shakespeare Company 20th Anniversary Fact Sheet

When: The season opens October 29, 2010 and runs through May 13, 2011. Performance days: Thursday-Sunday at 7:30PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2PM. There will be a Wednesday preview for Hamlet, Cymbeline, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Where: Seattle Shakespeare Company is located at the Center House Theatre at Seattle Center in the lower level of the Center House Building.

Tickets: Season tickets are on sale now; single tickets go on sale September 28. Season ticket packages start at $82. Single tickets start at $15. Tickets can be ordered online (www.seattleshakespeare.org), by phone (206-733-8222) or in person at the Seattle Shakespeare Company Box Office.


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