March 2014


In the Book of … Will Sweep You Away

In the Book of … directed with a sure hand by Scott Nolte, had its regional premiere on Friday, March 28 at the Taproot Theatre in the Greenwood neighborhood. This is a first-rate production all around, and it helped that John Walch has written a play that is at times witty, touching, sad, and realistic.


The Suit Fits Well at the Seattle Rep

Peter Brook’s The Suit provides Seattle with a powerful example of this theatre master’s stage magic. The 75 minute one-act makes its West Coast premiere in a co-production between The Seattle Rep and the Seattle Theatre Group.


Uncle Vanya

All bad Chekhov productions are alike; this good production of Chekhov is good in its own unique way. Uncle Vanya


Checkoff in the Sun

Not quite Chekhov

Checkoff in the Sun, a “World Premier” which is really a sophisticated name for an original script opened this weekend at the Eclectic Theatre, in Capitol Hill. As its name implies, there is a connection between it and Chekhov the Russian playwright. Like many of Chekov’s plays, a group of interconnected relatives and friends are gathered in an isolated country house for a few days and spend the time discussing life’s disappointments.


Terre Haute-A Preview

Gore Vidal meets Timothy McVeigh on the Eve of his Execution

A fund-raiser for Bridges Stage Company’s next production, the Northwest Premier of Terre Haute by Edmund Wilson, took place at the Bullitt Cabaret at ACT Theatre on Wed, March 19


Royal Blood

Royal Blood is a play for the living.  This world premiere from playwright Sonya Schneider, directed by Laurel Pilar Garcia


The Elephant Man

A Victorian Tale of Sadness and Compassion

Along with Jack the Ripper, the story of the Elephant Man is one the most intriguing stories of the Victorian era. Neither ever satisfied human curiosity by tying up the loose ends. The identify of Jack the Ripper is still unknown and to this day the cause of the Elephant Man’s deformities is still a mystery to scientists.

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