October 2019

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Chalk

The apocalypse has arrived; where are you?  If you’re Maggie, then in a circle made of your daughter’s old gymnastic

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Theater Simple’s Caravan Chronicles tours Turkmenistan

Sneak Preview and Open Rehearsal for World Premiere at 18th and Union

Seattle’s own Theater Simple is honored and thrilled to reveal that the US Embassy in Turkmenistan has chosen their production of CARAVAN CHRONICLES aka Trailer Tales– the intimate interactive family reunion disguised as an art event – to perform at a festival in the capital city of Ashgabat in mid-November. The public is invited to a pay what you can open rehearsal and a preview of the show, both at 18th and Union.

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The Revolutionists-


Liberté, Egalité, Sororité

Although French women were not given the vote until 1946, women played a huge role in the French Revolution of 1789, as active participants in the rioting, in the political clubs and intellectually as authors and salon hostesses. Produced by Theater22, the play The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson, which runs in repertory at 12th Ave Arts, deals with four women: Queen Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XIV the king at the beginning of the revolution, assassin Charlotte Corday, playwright and pamphleteer Olympe de Gouges and a Black free woman from the Caribbean Marianne Angelle, each of whom played roles in the French Revolution, one of the most important events in Western Civilization.

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WHITE-Hilarious and Enlightening

Laughter and comedy are more powerful than diatribes!

Much to my joy and delight Seattle’s venerable Theatre 22 is back in action, enlightening us through humor and authenticity. WHITE, by James IJames, opened in repertory, Friday night at 12th Ave Arts, as an exposé of “the ugly reality…of being a non-white commodity, a marketing gimmick, where people, organizations, and corporations prove how woke they are, only to appeal to new generations for popularity and revenues.” said Tayo Talabi, Co-Director.

Due to the outstanding performance and talent of its star Shermona Mitchell, and the incredible dialogue by the author, it was also one of the most hilarious plays I have seen in a long time, although the topic is very serious indeed. Like Molière, it highlighted the absurdity of pretentious attitudes and people, and although highly topical, it spoke to universal themes.

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