December 2014

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Seattle Rep’s The Great Society–A Dynamic Exploration of LBJ’s Presidency

Robert Schenkkan’s The Great Society does not merely bring history alive. The play grabs the audience around the throat and flings them onto a hair-raising three-hour thrill ride. The play covers Johnson’s one term presidency and proves to be even more powerful than its companion piece, All The Way. Jack Willis tackles the Herculean role of LBJ and commands the evening from the opening curtain. It may be one of the most spell binding performances this city has ever seen.

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Christmastown: A Holiday Noir

Christmastown: A Holiday Noir

Seattle Public Theater staged the World Premiere of its commissioned play, Christmastown: A Holiday Noir, written by Wayne Rawley, and directed by Gregory-Award winner Kelly Kitchens, which promises an adult holiday grin over the contested values of Holiday Season, in a mock noir with comic book accents.

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Edgar Allan Poe’s Life—As a Musical? Yes!

The world premiere of The Hours of Life, a musical about Edgar Allan Poe by Paul Lewis shines with loving attention. Directed by Corey McDaniel, this presentation by Theatre22 at the tiny Cornish Playhouse Studio at Seattle Center delivers the goods.

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Boondogglers Return with WHACKJOB

Whackjob by James Jordan as revised with Dan Gildark—both long-term members of the Boondogglers—sputters in many directions. Attending the final preview before its opening on Dec. 4, I found this production directed by Gildark, who also plays the lead, a mash-up of news, science, video projection, and theater.

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