Ballard

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The Toxic Avenger

In a world filled with noxious cough-inducing air pollution, the gut-wrenching smell of garbage dumps and DNA-altering toxic waste (i.e. New Jersey), who could possibly save us from ourselves? Who will save New Jersey? The Toxic Avenger will.

The STAGEright Theatre production is Sophia Federighi’s professional directorial debut and is a hilarious, animated and madcap adaptation of the 1984 cult film of the same name. The off-Broadway musical adaptation, originally written by Joe DiPietro and its music by David Bryan, has been produced throughout the country and has won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical.

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Ecce Faustus

“I am wedded to Satan”

Drawing on one of the most influential and profound legends in European literature, the legend of Dr. Faust, Akropolis Performance Lab has produced Ecce Faustus, Latin for Behold Faust!!! Directed by Joseph Lavy, and presented at the austere Northminister Presbyterian Church in Ballard, the show opened on Friday.

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Gogolplex

Bureaucratic Vanity in Imperial Russia

For those of us who love 19th Russian literature, the last few months in Seattle have been a wet dream. The Seagull Project produced Chekhov’s The Three Sisters at ACT, Theatre Machine produced the seldom seen play The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky and now Ghost Light Theatricals has thrust us all into the stratosphere of delight with stage adaptations of two short stories, The Nose and The Overcoat, by Gogol.

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Beckett’s Endgame Heads 2 One Acts

Endgame refers to that part of a chess game when most of the pieces have been captured. For Beckett, this play is set in the bleakest of futures when most of the Earth’s resources and human populations are depleted. Kasia Rozanska’s scenic design of gray walls with pealing paint and smudges gives us the impression of being inside the crumbling mansion of a wealthy survivalist.

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Moby Alpha

Appealing to Sci-Fi Lovers as well as Sci-Fi Loathes

Arguably the most creative and well-scripted comedy act ever produced in Seattle (or for that matter the world) Moby Alpha played to a full house this weekend at Ballard Underground.

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10 Days to Happiness

Vipassana-Buddhist Concentration Camp for Gentiles

10 Days to Happiness is a not entirely irreverent, not entirely one-person show, written and performed by Donna Rae Davidson about her ten day meditation retreat at a Buddhist center in the wilderness. Each scene represented the trials and tribulations of getting through just one day of 10 hour meditations, bland vegetarian food, and halo-wearing, serene-emanating poseurs.

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Santa’s First Magical Ride-The Musical – PREVIEW

Give the kids a Chance to Meet Santa and See a Show

” Santa’s First Magical Ride, the Musical,” is an original children’s Christmas show. It was adapted for the stage by Ricky Gene Powell and Paul s. Carr III, incorporating original bluegrass music with clogging choreography.

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ROPE

Two Aesthetes Sitting around a Corpse Discussing Nietzsche

Written by Patrick Hamilton, the play ROPE opened at Ghost Light Theatricals in Ballard on Thursday night. Inspired by the philosophical rationalizations used by murders Leopold and Loeb to justify their attempt at a perfect crime, it first opened in London in 1929 and was revived there in 2009.

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