Theatre Anonymous presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
The 14/48 Projects continues its holiday tradition with Theater Anonymous presents It's a Wonderful Life on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm. This special stage adaptation of the timeless classic It's a Wonderful Life plays one-night-only in the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center. It's not just a heartwarming play; it's a gala party, it's a singular feat of theatrical daring, and it's a great way to kick off your holiday season!
The premise of Theater Anonymous is simple. Nobody knows the cast, not even the cast. Approximately 30 actors have been selected through an invitation process and each will rehearse one-on-one with the director, Shawn Belyea, never meeting their fellow actors. Actors must take an oath of secrecy and are allowed to tell only one other person on earth that they are participating. Actors enter the theater in street clothes, sit with the audience until their first line, and deliver it from the audience before joining the rest of the cast onstage. It's an exciting, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants evening of theater that celebrates Seattle's amazing theater community. Who will be the next George Bailey? Who will play Mary? Potter? Clarence? Nobody knows, and it could be the person sitting right next to you.
"It's a Wonderful Life" (based on the Frank Capra film and the short story by Philip Van Doren Stern) was adapted for the stage by Shawn Belyea and Jodi-Paul Wooster. Directed by Shawn Belyea and Assistant Directors Anthony Winkler, Kathryn Stewart, Pilar O'Connell and Julia Griffin.
Theater Anonymous presents It's a Wonderful Life will take place at the Cornish Playhouse in Seattle Center on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm for pre-show merriment: cocktails, contests, and entertainment). General admission tickets are $20 and available at http://click4tix.com/anonymous. Special Elite Ticket Holders get reserved seats, unlimited beer and wine, and more for only $48. A limited number of special VIP experiences including a catered dinner with wine pairings are available for $135.
Produced by The 14/48 Projects with support from Freehold Theater and licensed from The Anonymous Theatre Company.
The 14/48 Projects: Season Five
The 14/48 Projects marks the beginning of its fifth season with this iteration of Theater Anonymous. The 14/48 Projects nurtures an international network of 14/48 Festivals, and has residencies at North Seattle Community College, ACT Theater, Leicester, England and Austin, Texas. They have also shepherded 14/48: HS, an entirely student-run festival, winning the 2015 Teeny Award for Best Youth Engagement Program. The Partner Project program continues to support new work by festival veterans all around Seattle. The 14/48 Projects is led by President Jodi-Paul Wooster and Executive Director Shawn Belyea.
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