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Review: U.S. Premiere of Norm Foster's SCREWBALL COMEDY Generates Laughs at Theatre 40Review: U.S. Premiere of Norm Foster's SCREWBALL COMEDY Generates Laughs at Theatre 40
by Shari Barrett - Jul 23, 2018

Norm Foster has written over sixty plays which have been produced all over the world. Selections from this most-produced Canadian playwright have been included at Theatre 40 for many years, but this time the group is excited to present the U.S. Premiere of his appropriately titled new play SCREWBALL COMEDY which pays homage to this classic genre of entertainment. Emerging in the 1930s, screwball comedies were a wild new strain of fast-talking farces involving battles of the sexes and a world forever on the brink of chaos. The elements included a male and female who may be adversarial at first but are ultimately ideal for each other. Think of the classic films It Happened One Night, His Girl Friday, Bringing Up Baby and My Man Godfrey during which some farcical or slapstick action occurs, including snappy patter and crackling dialogue with bits of off-color humor thrown in, with the plot ultimately leading to the female gaining the upper hand in the relationship. (more...)

Photo Flash: Reboot Theatre Company presents PRIVATE LIVESPhoto Flash: Reboot Theatre Company presents PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Reboot Theatre Company aims to charm and beguile Seattle audiences this spring with a new imagining of Noel Coward's highly acclaimed comedic masterpiece PRIVATE LIVES. Producing Artistic Director Jasmine Joshua directs this theatrical jewel, running May 5-20, 2017 at Slate Theater (815 Seattle Blvd S). Tickets ($15-$20) are now on sale. For more information, visit www.reboottheatre.org (more...)