Thalia's Umbrella to Present WHEN LOVE SPEAKS

By: Jan. 04, 2017
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Thalia's Umbrella announces their fourth production: When Love Speaks, by David Wright. When Love Speaks will be performed February 9-25, 2017, in the Isaac Studio Theater at Taproot Theater in Greenwood.

When Love Speaks, a sizzling hot verse play by David Wright, with an assist from his buddies Will Shakespeare, Mighty Chris Marlowe, "The Benster" Jonson, Queen Elizabeth (the First, of course), and many other wanton wordsmiths.

Four people meet at a resort at the edge of the world. They fall in and out of love, woo and argue . . . all while speaking some of the best (and some of the worst!) love poetry ever written.

When Love Speaks is the perfect Valentine and a delightful antidote to the grey days of February in Seattle.

When Love Speaks was given its world premiere at the Seattle Shakespeare Company 25 years ago. Directed then and now by Daniel Wilson, he promises a delicious contemporary re-working.

Each performance will be followed by a short reading of contemporary love poems presented by a local poet-the list of poets who will participate includes former Washington State poet laureate Elizabeth Austen.

"Wonderfully ingenious!" -Seattle P-I

"A dandy dose of romance!"-Misha Berson, Seattle Times

Daniel Wilson and the creative team are available for interviews. For more information please contact Kathryn Stewart at 978.766.9250 or

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Christine Marie Brown - Phyllis
Katherine Jett - Stella
Alyssa Kay - Celia
Terry Edward Moore - Thyrsis


Daniel Wilson - Director
Roberta Russell - Set and Lighting Design
Lucy Peckham - Sound Design
Kelsey Rogers - Costume and Properties Design
Technical Director - Dennis Culpepper

Jeremiah Givers - Stage Manager
Natalie Schmidt - Assistant Stage Manager


Thursday, February 9, 7:30pm PREVIEW (Pay What You Can)
Friday, February 10, 8:00pm (Opening Night)
Saturday, February 11, 2:00pm
Saturday, February 11, 8:00pm
Monday, February 13, 7:30pm
Tuesday, February 14, 7:30pm
Friday, February 17, 8:00pm
Saturday, February 18, 8:00pm
Thursday, February 23, 7:30pm
Friday, February 24, 8:00pm
Saturday, February 25, 2:00pm
Saturday, February 25, 8:00pm (Closing performance)

About Thalia's Umbrella
Thalia's Umbrella is a collaboration between Producing Artistic Director Terry Edward Moore and director Daniel Wilson, to produce plays that dance on the line between comedy and tragedy, taking the light of life seriously and the serious lightly, to create a space where, in Robert Frost's words, "the work is play for mortal stakes." Thalia's first two productions, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and A Lesson From Aloes, each received a Footlight Award from the Seattle Times. Moore was a co-founder of Seattle Shakespeare Company, and served as Co-Artistic Director there for six years. He has acted and/or directed for most of the professional theaters in the Pacific Northwest, as well as theaters from coast to coast. Daniel Wilson has directed plays professionally from New York to Alaska, and has directed opera in Oregon, Alaska, and for Cornish College of the Arts.

Thalia's Umbrella gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Peg and Rick Young Foundation, and of the Wolf-Mcwhirk Fund. Thalia's Umbrella is an Associated Program of Shunpike, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency that fuels innovation in the arts by building productive partnerships, cultivating leadership, and providing direct services to arts groups of all kinds. Learn more at