This Week At Eclectic Theater: Other Desert Cities!

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Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, “Other Desert Cities” centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Lyman, an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and his wife Polly, a former screenwriter, are set to celebrate the holidays with their adult children Brooke & Trip. Without informing her parents, daughter Brooke, has written a memoir exposing painful family secrets. Trip tries to stay out of the crossfire as their alcoholic aunt, Polly’s sister Silda, eggs Brooke on. In a series of confrontations, the Wyeths sift through conflicting memories of the past and face serious choices about how to go forward.

Advanced Tickets are available here: http://m.bpt.me/event/702904.

Tickets may be available at the door 30 minutes before the show.

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September 17th -21st: Seattle Fringe Festival 2014

The Seattle Fringe Festival returns to Capitol Hill this fall with 22 new productions.

Featuring an eclectic mix of artists, the Seattle Fringe Festival’s 5-day schedule offers a range of live art—from raw and untested to perfectly executed—in a variety of genres and styles.

Every show runs an hour or less. Tickets are priced affordably at only $10. And, all performances are centrally located, within walking distance of each other.

This year you’ll be able to catch a fringe fest show at Annex Theater, Eclectic Theater, the NW Film Forum, and the newly-opened Calamus Auditorium at Gay City Arts, all located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

All artists performing in the Seattle Fringe Festival 2014 are chosen by a non-adjudicated lottery.

The Seattle Fringe Festival 2014 is a program of Theatre Puget Sound (TPS). All donations directly support the Seattle Fringe Festival, but tax-deductible receipts for donations will be issued by TPS.

The Seattle Fringe Festival is produced in association with Seattle Contemporary.

Visit our Facebook page to get up-to-the-minute news about performers, venues, and Fringe aficionados.

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September 26 & 27 at 8pm

Poetry & Play

by Samuel Beckett

A collection of some of Samuel Beckett’s Poems followed by his one act: Play. This is part of the citywide festival: Seattle Beckett Festival.

In three urns side by side are encased two women and a man. The style is brilliantly abstract, ranging from choruses of existential oblivion to ruminations and reiterations of a common experience that ended unhappily for a man, his wife and his mistress.…

This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.

Featuring Ashley Cozine, Jana Gueck, Eric Newman*, and Anthony Phillips*

Directed by Kim and Rik Deskin*

Tickets available soon.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association.

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: Midnight Mystery Theater and The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek

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Two live radio comedy mysteries!

THE CASE OF THE MISSING SURPRISE

When a party hat tycoon is reported missing at a going away party on his yacht after it is
revealed he was trading party hat secrets with the Russians, Larson Founds; Missing People Persons is on the case as it’s all aboard for mystery!

THE CASE OF THE MISSING PLAYER

A touring Shakespeare company ends up in the backwoods of North Carolina in the fortieth year of performing Romeo and Juliet. When the co-star and director replaces his wife with a younger woman, a fatal “accident” occurs during the balcony scene and Nancy Doo’s mother is called in to defend anybody who says they didn’t do it.

THE CAST

RACHELLE HENRY, NATE MADDOX, CHRIS MATHEWS, JOHN RUOFF, GAIL WAMBA

Special guests: PHILLIP KEIMAN and BONNIE HILLMAN van GEMERT

Music by Reggie Miles

Sound effects; GAVIN SAKAE McLEAN

Prompter: JOSIE DeLELLIS

Written and directed by JOHN RUOFF

$10 Online. $12 at the door.

 

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The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek

August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 8pm.

By Naomi Wallace
Directed by Rey Zane

A haunting coming-of-age tale that explores the complex relationship between Dalton and Pace, two very different young people who confront loss, lust, fear, and obsession in a town where thrills are found only through danger. This often non-linear narrative manages to be both tragic and charming, telling Pace and Dalton’s troubling story with humor and compassion for both characters.

All performances will be held at 8:00 PM at Eclectic Theater on Capitol Hill, 1214 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122.

We offer $5 same day TeenTix for cardholders.  For Online Tickets Click Here!

 

 

 

 

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: Speech And Debate!

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The Young Americans’ Theatre company is Seattle’s only entirely youth run theatre company. Every summer we produce a full season, including a festival of one acts and two main stage shows. The Young Americans’ Theatre Company is dedicated to producing work that speaks to, inspires, and authentically provokes discussion within the young Seattle community.

Our second performance of the season will be:
“Speech and Debate”
By Stephen Karam
Directed by Connor Daviss and Callie Harlow

July 25th, 26th, and 27th at 8:00 PM

When teenage misfit, Diwata, is not cast in her school play she decides to start a debate team at her high school in Salem, Oregon. The only problem is nobody else seems to be interested. After a sex scandal at her high school she finds the perfect solution to her problem, blackmailing two teenage boys into joining her team. This unique dark comedy explores friendship, sexual orientation and what it means to be a teenager.

Performances will be held at Eclectic Theater
1214 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Buy tickets online at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/785904

www.youngamericanstheatreco.org

 

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: Young Americans’ Theatre Company presents Past Curfew: A Festival Of One Acts

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Past Curfew: A Festival Of One Acts

The Young Americans’ Theatre company is Seattle’s only entirely youth run theatre company. Every summer we produce a full season, including a festival of one acts and two main stage shows. The Young Americans’ Theatre Company is dedicated to producing work that speaks to, inspires, and authentically provokes discussion within the young Seattle community.

All performances will be held at 8:00 PM at Eclectic Theater on Capitol Hill, 1214 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122.

Our first event of the season will be a festival of one acts including:

I Don’t Want To Talk About It by Bradley Hayward directed in a collaborative effort between the entire cast and Jamie Kelley
This play is an exciting and alternative exploration of subjects that are too taboo for teens and their families to talk about.

Hurricane Double Excellent Washington State Thespian Festival 2014 Directed and written by Kat Keller
Two young people meet at a bus stop just before a hurricane hits.

Nightswim by Julia Jordan directed by Tessa Garcia-Duarte
Two old friends confront their past in this coming of age tale.

Still Life by Seth Kramer directed by Max Koh
An artist who has lost use of her hands in a fire learns to find her life’s purpose again.

http://www.youngamericanstheatreco.org

Friday-Sunday at 8pm.

Tickets are $12 for Adults and $8 for Students and are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/775606

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: Improv Conspiracy presents Triple Entendre and Of Mice And Men Closes!

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We work behind the scenes to control the nations of the world and use their power to bring you hilarious unscripted theater.

Rumor has it that Improv Conspiracy consists of John Araya, Alex Choi, Thad Hitchcock, Elizabeth Oder, Kara Pomeroy, and Parker Thompson.

Thursday, July 10 at 8pm

Tickets are $10 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/753532

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Brad Walker in the foreground with Will Rose, Gavin Sakae McLean and Anthony Phillips in a scene from Of Mice And Men.

Brad Walker in the foreground with Will Rose, Gavin Sakae McLean and Anthony Phillips in a scene from Of Mice And Men.

Of Mice And Men

by John Steinbeck

The story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, United States.

An Equity Member Project Code presentation of John Steinbeck’s classic tale!

Starring Michael Scott*, Gavin Sakae Mclean, Justine Stillwell, Anthony Phillips*, Will Rose, John Ruoff, Eric Smiley, Brad Walker, Tee Dennard, and Rik Deskin*.

Directed by Kim Deskin.

Stage Managed by Liz Stasio.

Fight Choreography by Gavin Sakae Mclean.

Board Op by Richard Deskin.

*Member of Actors’ Equity.

Friday, July 11 at 8pm. SOLD OUT!

Saturday, July 12 at 8pm. Closing night!

Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/653311

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: Of Mice And Men!

 

Justine Rose Stillwell as Curley's Wife in Of Mice And Men.

Justine Rose Stillwell as Curley’s Wife in Of Mice And Men.

Of Mice And Men

by John Steinbeck

“Eclectic Theater’s “Of Mice and Men” is a worthy production and a testament to the simple emotional power of Steinbeck’s story, bracing despite its ubiquity.”

Dusty Somers, The Seattle Times

“Eclectic Theater brings a minimalist, fringe sensibility to the bleak American classic…

Brendan Kiley, The Stranger

Online General Admission is $20. $25 at the door. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/653311

TPS members $20 when you show Member card.

Military/Veteran/Union is $15 when you show Member Card.

Students/Seniors are $12 when you show Member card.

SAG-AFTRA and AEA Members FREE when you show Member card.

The story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, United States.

An Equity Member Project Code presentation of John Steinbeck’s classic tale!

Starring Michael Andrew Scott*, Gavin Sakae Mclean, Justine Rose Stillwell, Anthony Phillips*, Will Rose, John Ruoff, Eric Smiley, Brad Walker, Tee Dennard and Rik Deskin*.

Directed by Kim Deskin.

Stage Managed by Elizabeth Stasio.

Fight Choreography by Gavin Sakae Mclean.

Board Opped by Richard Deskin.

Remaining Performances:

Saturday, July 5 @ 8pm.
Monday, July 7 @ 8pm.
Friday, July 11 @ 8pm.
Saturday, July 12 @ 8pm. Closing Night!

*Member of Actors’ Equity.

 

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: Of Mice And Men, Bold Print Theatre Company’s Season 2 Kickoff, and Triple Entendre!

Eric Smiley and Rik Deskin.

Eric Smiley and Rik Deskin.

Of Mice And Men

by John Steinbeck

Online General Admission is $20. $25 at the door.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/653311

TPS members $20 when you show Member card.

Military/Veteran/Union is $15 when you show Member Card.

Students/Seniors are $12 when you show Member card.

SAG-AFTRA and AEA Members FREE when you show Member card.

The story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, United States.

An Equity Member Project Code presentation of John Steinbeck’s classic tale!

Starring Michael Andrew Scott*, Gavin Sakae Mclean, Justine Rose Stillwell, Anthony Phillips*, Will Rose, John Ruoff, Eric Smiley, Brad Walker, Tee Dennard and Rik Deskin*.

Directed by Kim Deskin.

Stage Managed by Elizabeth Stasio.

Fight Choreography by Gavin Sakae Mclean.

Board Opped by Richard Deskin.

Performance Schedule:

Friday, June 27 @ 8pm.
Saturday, June 28 @ 2pm.
Saturday,July 5 @ 8pm.
Monday, July 7 @ 8pm.
Friday, July 11 @ 8pm.
Saturday, July 12 @ 8pm. Closing Night!

*Member of Actors’ Equity.

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Bold Print Theatre Company’s Season 2 Kickoff!
 
Saturday, June 28th
 
Doors at 7:30 pm, event starts at 8 pm
 
Suggested donation of $5 at the door
 
It’s the big Season 2 reveal! Come meet and mingle with the talented young theatre professionals hard at work on their second season and find out what is in store for this summer. Watch previews of the upcoming shows, and enjoy the opportunity to get special insider perks.
 
Bold Print Theatre Company is a new collective of theatre artists based in Seattle, WA. They work to empower emerging young, local arts professionals and to make their voices heard. They do this by building their own platforms for artistic risk-taking and taking charge of the business leadership aspects of their own company.
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Sunday, June 29 at 6pm

Thursday, July 10 at 8pm

Tickets are $10. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/753532

We work behind the scenes to control the nations of the world and use their power to bring you hilarious unscripted theater.

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Rumor has it that Improv Conspiracy consists of John Araya, Alex Choi, Thad Hitchcock, Elizabeth Oder, Kara Pomeroy, and Parker Thompson.

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