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A collection of short theater works written, directed, and performed by third-year students in the Original Works program. Variety, ambition, and striking new voices are guaranteed.
Cornish Junior Original Works students will have spent the year creating their red-nosed clown personas and a variety of lazzi. Come see what they have come up with in an evening of zany, touching, and daring fun!
Theater without a net! The generative project will use Achilles in Sparta and James and the Giant Peach as a jumping-off point for a thematic investigation, but the methodology of the process and the shape of the eventual production will be developed by the ensemble and the director. 2008 Theater alum HATLO joins us to direct this year's Ensemble Project. HATLO received a 2016 Stranger "Genius" nomination for Performance for her direction of thatswhatshesaid and has also received acclaim for her collaborations with choreographer Rosa Vissers in the movement theater troupe PE/MO. Last year HATLO directed Bright Half Life for New Century Theatre.
A tragedy has befallen a great city. A country girds for war. Helen, the national figurehead of beauty and hope, has been abducted from Sparta, and its young men and women — those most likely to do the fighting and mourning — ready themselves for war. Achilles in Sparta tells the story of a nation marching towards inevitable conflict and the fall of a hero.
Michael Place directed last year's production of O Beautiful at Cornish. Michael has performed and directed with many local theaters, and is founding artistic curator of the new play development organization One Coast Collaboration.
America's largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show. Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner. Just beware. The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a prime suspect.
Our show is very different from traditional murder mystery dinner shows. We will hide non-costumed actors in the audience that are pretending to be regular guests. This results in a much more social and interactive evening than with other shows; you will find yourself engaged and involved to a level you never thought possible. Our shows are set during the present day and take place in real time. Over the course of the night, our costumed detectives will uncover clues, interrogate audience members that may or may not be part of the show, and help everyone get closer to solving the mystery.
FIRST Saturdays all year: Join The EDGE for an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For more than eighteen years, the troupe's riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from audience members.
Fantastic.Z Theatre's festival of short plays celebrates the female experience within the LGBTQ community.
This year's lineup: Miss Education by Charlie Cook Who She Could Have Been by Allie Costa Tiny Moments in Between by Sarah Haas The Way Back by Rebecca K. Hsia Performance Review by Nedra Pezold Roberts I'm Lovin' It by Jessi Pitts
DIRECTORS: Linda Cleckler, Jasmine Lomax, and Caitlin McCown
ENSEMBLE: Simone Dawson, MJ Jurgensen, Maddy Noonan, Duncan Pound, Stephanie Spohrer, and Emma Wilkinson
DRAMATURG: Claire Koleske STAGE MANAGER: Rebecca K. Hsia ASST. STAGE MANAGER: Queenelle Gazmen LIGHTS: Keny Dutton SOUND: Stefanie M. Senior GRAPHIC DESIGN: Margarita Mouschovias
Winner of 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
From the creative team behind In the Heights comes Hamilton, a musical about a scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda has given words and music to the story of an unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind who went from being a bastard orphan to George Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury Department secretary who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and Aaron Burr, lifelong friend and foe of Hamilton, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a giant peach which falls off the tree and into the ocean, launching him on a journey of epic proportions. As the peach is transported across the waves, he must create community with the other denizens on board — a group of human-sized insects with vivid personalities.
Marc Kenison has directed several productions at Cornish, most recently Above the Fruitless Plain. Marc was recently featured in Seattle Opera's production of The Barber of Seville and continues to light up local and international cabaret stages as "boylesque" superstar Waxie Moon.
Witness the story of 12-year-old Ben Uchida, a Japanese-American boy whose life is changed forever following the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor. When the U.S. government forces Japanese-American citizens into internment camps, Ben and his family must face difficult truths about the idea of home. One young person's struggle to understand a society allowing mass discrimination against its citizens poses questions as urgent today as they were in the past.
Meet Shawn, a bright young girl with a head full of science and imagination, which makes nap times particularly difficult. Today, it's her friend Lamp that, despite having no cord and no bulb, triggers a wide-awake adventure when it reveals its greatest dream is to learn to fly and become the moon. Launch into a voyage fit for mission control as Shawn and her lamp, with the guidance of the audience, escape another nap time and blast into space.
In the middle of the Sahara Desert, a stranded aviator meets the Little Prince, a young boy from a small, faraway asteroid, and a dreamlike journey unfolds across a universe. A rose, a sheep, and an array of unusual adults on their own small planets spark wonder in artistic director Courtney Sale's Seattle Children's Theatre directorial debut. Adapted from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic novella, this treasured tale reminds us of the power of innocence and boundless love.
The wealthy heiress Portia is forced to set her suitors a challenge for her hand in marriage. In order to woo her, Bassanio finances his plan with money borrowed from his friend Antonio. All would be fine, except Antonio has taken out a loan from the moneylender Shylock on the assurance that his ships will make it back to the city. They don't, and Shylock demands repayment with a pound of Antonio's flesh.
Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's wittiest romantic comedies. Filled with clever repartee and rambunctious slapstick, it explores the many ways that humans can find their destined soulmates — and also how jealousy, gossip, and betrayal can twist the noblest of feelings.
Annie Lareau is the co-artistic director of Seattle Public Theatre, where this season she is directing Vanishing Point. Annie has directed many productions for Cornish, including Nine, Wild Kate, The Children's Hour, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
"They are a little bit rat. They are a little bit mole. They are all naked." Well, except Wilbur, that is. Emmy winner and Caldecott honoree Mo Willems is back, once again teaming up with Deborah Wicks La Puma, composer of Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!", for this world premiere rock 'n' roll extravaganza. Grab your friends and watch as Wilbur, a clothes-loving mole rat with exceptional style, navigates the pressure to be just like everyone else. With tail-shaking tunes, empowering messages of individuality, and classic Mo Willems humor, this musical is sure to rock audiences of all ages.
Seussical: The Musical ingeniously interweaves a series of classic tales by author-illustrator Dr. Seuss, in which themes of power and privilege, insiders and outsiders, and who gets to tell whose story are played out metaphorically through the interactions of such vivid characters as the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, and the Lorax. Seussical is smart, inventive, tuneful, and appropriate for all ages.
Young Will Shakespeare is in dire need of inspiration. His next play is up against a deadline, and the only thing he's figured out is the title: Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter. Then he meets Viola, a smart and beautiful woman who desperately wants to perform on the stage even though it's forbidden. Will is smitten and gets inspired to write the greatest love story the world has known.
Intrigue surrounds Barbara Strozzi, an ambitious 17th-century composer rumored to be a courtesan. Her brilliance and musical talent are dismissed in a male-dominated profession that stifles female musicians. In Smoke & Dust, a modern acting troupe explores Strozzi's music and the personal life of this historical figure: Was she a victim or an empowered woman defying society's moralistic expectations? Playwright Joy McCullough-Carranza deftly weaves together past and present as characters in both timelines struggle against the limits society places on a woman's ambition.
On the first Friday of every month Annex Theatre presents a late evening of unusual performance called Spin the Bottle, in which performers of every description present short works that range from the unusual to the simply indescribable.
Audiences of all shapes and sizes are entertained monthly by Annex Theatre's late-night variety show, Spin the Bottle!
Curated by Catherine Blake Smith, Spin the Bottle – featuring theater, music, dance, spoken word, film, and whatever else we can find – has appeared on the first Friday of every month since Sept 12, 1997.
The circus of current politics adds new acts almost daily, but a persistent cloud hanging over the country is the tunnel-vision view of our own opinions that prevents honest exchange, compromise and growth.
Luigi Pirandello's 1917 comedy Right You Are, If You Think You Are, offered that the truth of reality is only as strong as the beliefs in our minds. Theatre9/12's artistic director, Charles Waxberg, adapts the comedy for a modern audience at a time when reality is our opinions and the other side is the enemy. You Are Right, If You Think, in its world premiere, tells the story of a suspicious family that moves into a city "some time ago, but not too long" and excites the whole neighborhood to investigate their peculiar lives.