Checkoff In The Sun
Victoria is terminally ill. She arranges for a villa in the southwest and has her closest friends and family join her for what is assumed to be a final meeting among them. Two generations attend. It is a farewell but none can figure out how to say farewell. Each comes with a personal history, each with a personal need to assert what she or he meant to Victoria, the part played in Victoria’s life, and expectations for what Victoria should feel about them. Least of all can they figure out what she might want of them or how to handle the impending death.
A World Premiere Comedy by Leonard Goodisman!
Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/596616
Starring Molly Blades, Kayla Brooks, Wendy Cohen, Kelley Goode, Danny Herter, Jack Hilovsky, David Lewis, Will Phillips, Carrie Schnelker, Dale Weydert, and Danita Bayer!
Directed by Amy Baldwin, Leonard Goodisman, and Ada McAllister!
Music by Robert Blumenthal!
Stage Managed by Jessica Davis and Isabelle de Mozenette!
Lights and Sound by Richard Deskin!
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sun at 2pm through April 19.
Produced by Eclectic Theater.
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Gayle Waters-Waters in Seattle
Gayle Waters-Waters and her daughter Terry Gross Waters-Waters are coming to Seattle for an intimate concert event. Created by comedian Chris Fleming, Gayle has been named one of the top 10 Youtubers by Buzzfeed. Forbes Magazine claims “no major studio has created a stranger, more adeptly archetypal and consistently funnier character than Gayle Waters-Waters.” The Huffington Post boasts: “If you’re weird, you’ll fall in mad, deep love with “GAYLE.” Come out to the Eclectic Theatre for a mother-daughter night of debauchery.
Friday at 10:30pm!
Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/593649
Only 3 days left! We’ve raised $5225 of our $20,000 goal!
Seattle is on the verge of world domination. Following the exciting and surprising Seahawks Super Bowl victory, Macklemore dominating the Grammys, and impressive social policy measures it’s time to ask what can we do as a community to continue this great surge of city pride, community and collaboration. In this spirit, a group of almost 20 theatre companies has joined forces to produce an unprecedented festival. Featuring productions from the largest of companies in town to the smallest, and the words of the most important playwright of the 20th century, we came up with a celebration of Samuel Beckett spanning August through November.
The opportunity for a community that’s already pretty tight knit to come together on a city wide scale and have a conversation about a single writer we all love is a rare opportunity. Beckett gets it…he gets what it is like to be human and struggle through the human condition, and say it to and for the common man. He unites us all in our common angst of what it is like to be human and survive as a human in human society.
We will feature not only the plays (such as Waiting for Godot, Endgame, Krapps Last Tape, Act Without Words parts I & II, etc), but also readings of his poetry and prose, screenings of his films, master classes on Beckett, pop-up performance events, presentations of the radio plays, and much, much more.
Seattle Beckett Festival is a sponsored program of TPS.
The Collaborators on this project include:
Seattle Shakespeare Company (Waiting for Godot)
West of Lenin (Rockaby, Act Without Words, La Dernière Bande [Krapp's Last Tape performed in French])
Sound Theatre Company
ACT Theatre (hosting Seattle Shakespeare Company, UMO Ensemble, Endangered Species Project)
Northwest Film Forum (Films of Beckett)
Arts on the Waterfront
New Century Theatre Company
Endangered Species Project
Sandbox Radio (All That Fall, Words and Music)
Eclectic Theater (Play)
Ghost Light Theatricals (Endgame)
… and more!
What We Need & What You Get
Due to the unparalleled nature of this collaboration, we as a collective of theatre companies are seeking a sum of $20,000 to fund this festival. This money will be used to build the infrastructure around the festival, as we are aiming for a collective presentation of the works, yet within the normal season structure of the companies involved. This includes:
Campagin through local magazines, newspapers, radio and television.
Creation and upkeep of website.
Creation and distribution of maps and punch cards for repeat visitors
Possible inclusion of some exciting guests.
Generation of awareness of the festival through collateral.
In return, you, the audience member, will be able to see many different takes on the work of perhaps the only playwright that can bring together as diverse a selection of companies as are listed above.
Samuel Beckett Bio and notable works
Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who l wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on hman nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humor.
He is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century and is considered one of the last modernists (though sometimes he is considered one of the first postmodernists.) He is one of the key writers involved with the Theatre of the Absurd.
Beckett was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature :for his writing, which – in new forms for the novel and drama – in the destitution of modern man acquires it’s elevation.”
Waiting for Godot (1954)
Act Without Words I (1957)
Act Without Words II (1957)
Krapps Last Tape (1958)
Happy Days (1961)
*Please note that all awards will be presented to you either at the location of the performance you choose to see, or at a centralized location.
This is a sponsored program of Theatre Puget Sound. Any charge associated with this campaign on your credit card will reflect this.