Coming Soon to Eclectic Theater: Winter Harvest!

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A World Premiere written by John Ruoff!

In the Seattle of 1955 the five year old daughter of an alcoholic politician and his very pregnant Irish Catholic wife has been missing for four days. In the midst of an intense police search and investigation of the girl’s colorful brother as a possible murder suspect, the estranged brother of the politician, an Elizabethan scholar, arrives from New York to lend support but old family skeletons surface quickly. The family must come together or be torn apart, as they are forced to face the truth about the traumatic situation and themselves.

Winter Harvest stars Simone Barron, Tom Fraser, Anthony Phillips*, Jonathan Reis, and Tom Stewart under the brilliant direction of Greg LoProto.

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

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association.

$20. $25 at the door. $20 for TPS Members at the door. Must have Member Card. $15 for Military/Veterans/Union. Must have Military ID or Union Card at door. $12 Students and Seniors with Student ID. FREE for AEA and SAG-AFTRA Members when you show your Member Card. Advance Tickets are available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/882722

Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. October 9-12 are Previews. Opens October 16 and runs thru November 1 with no performance on Halloween.

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: Poetry & Play! Plus Winter Harvest Coming Soon!

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Poetry & Play

Saturday at 8pm.

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 Mary Murfin Bayley, Jana Gueck, Eric Newman*, Anthony Phillips*

Directed by Kim Deskin and Rik Deskin*

Saturday, September 27.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Advanced Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/855030

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Coming Soon

WINTERN HARVEST POSTER 9_15_14

A World Premiere written by John Ruoff!

In the Seattle of 1955 the five year old daughter of an alcoholic politician and his very pregnant Irish Catholic wife has been missing for four days. In the midst of an intense police search and investigation of the girl’s colorful brother as a possible murder suspect, the estranged brother of the politician, an Elizabethan scholar, arrives from New York to lend support but old family skeletons surface quickly. The family must come together or be torn apart, as they are forced to face the truth about the traumatic situation and themselves.

Winter Harvest stars Simone Barron, Tom Fraser, Anthony Phillips*, Jonathan Reis, and Tom Stewart under the brilliant direction of Greg LoProto.

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

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association.

$20. $25 at the door. $20 for TPS Members at the door. Must have Member Card. $15 for Military/Veterans/Union. Must have Military ID or Union Card at door. $12 Students and Seniors with Student ID. FREE for AEA and SAG-AFTRA Members when you show your Member Card. Advance Tickets are available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/882722

Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. October 9-12 are Previews. Opens October 16 and runs thru November 1 with no performance on Halloween.

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: Seattle Fringe Festival 2014!

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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.

http://seattlefringefestival.org/

At Eclectic Theater:

Herding Cats: The Life and Death of Nathalie’s Cat

Written and directed by Louise Penberthy
Performed by Jess Askew, Alice Bridgforth, Pearl Klein, Natalie Moe, Tomoko Saito
Playwright’s Muse | Seattle, WA
60 minutes
Rated PG | ages 14+
Eclectic Theater
Sep 17 @ 6pm | Sep 18 @ 9pm | Sep 20 @ 2pm | Sep 20 @ 10pm

When Nathalie’s beloved black cat dies suddenly, she searches in the human world and the cat world to find him again. A surreal, lyrical, and humorous meditation on loss, guilt, and love.

Playwright’s Muse
Ticket Link

Professor Nakamoto’s Nexus of Numbers

Created and performed by Gregg Tobos
http://astonishingproductions.com | Lafayette, CO
60 minutes
Rated G | ages 12+ | Highly Cerebral

Eclectic Theater
Sep 18 @ 7:30pm | Sep 19 @ 9pm | Sep 20 @ 3:30pm | Sep 21 @ 6pm

Enter a strange world of interlocking patterns where the secrets of the Universe lie hidden in numbers and symbols. Professor Nakamoto unveils the hidden messages found in random occurrences as he brings the uncanny and improbable into focus. A magic show masquerading as mathematics. A family safe show, but appropriate for ages 12 and up due to cerebral themes. Winner of a 2013 Best Of Capital Fringe Award.

Astonishing Productions
Ticket Link

Mythfest

Written by Persephone Vandegrift, Carolynne Wilcox, and Machelle Allman
Directed by Rebecca Goldberg
Performed by Machelle Allman, Jen Smith Anderson, Abi Grace, Carolynne Wilcox
Mythodical Ensemble | Seattle, WA
60 minutes
Rated PG-13 | Violence, adult themes, strong language
Eclectic Theater
Sep 18 @ 6pm | Sep 19 @ 7:30pm | Sep 20 @ 5pm | Sep 21 @ 2:30pm

Using Greek myth as inspiration, three plays written by Machelle Allman, Persephone Vandergrift, and Carolynne Wilcox, and connected with live original music by Abi Grace in a ritual offering to gods long forgotten, mortals struggle with timeless realities. A bloodthirsty warrior leads her people to near extinction. A woman who has lost everything prepares to execute her final act of vengeance. The most beautiful woman in the world sets the record straight. Be careful what you wish for…

Mythodical Ensemble
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Sexual Healing

Written by Sarah Harris
Directed by Robert A, Hinds
Performed by Richard Arum*, Amy Baldwin*, Melinda Clarke, Aneesh Sheth*, Dani Suder,
Jen Tidwell, Elayne Wylie
*Appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association. This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code

Think About It Productions | Seattle, WA
60 minutes
Rated PG-13 | ages 13+ | Strong language, Sexual situations and themes
Eclectic Theater
Sep 17 @ 7:30pm | Sep 19 @ 10:30pm | Sep 20 @ 8:30pm | Sep 21 @ 4:30pm

“Sexual Healing” gives a new perspective and twist on the challenges of dating in order to find the one that makes our life complete. While Jill isn’t your average woman, her plight is in many ways universal. You will meet a cast of characters who while vastly different than people you have known, are ultimately human and aren’t afraid to live life on their terms and aren’t afraid to be who they truly are and we’re born to be.

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Summer Ain’t Over – Don’t Put Away Your Shorts!

Studio4Seattle |Seattle, WA
Rated PG-13 | ages 13+
Eclectic Theatre: Sep 17 @ 9pm | Sep 19 @ 6pm | Sep 20 @ 7pm | Sep 21 @ 1pm

 

An eclectic and entertaining collection of new short plays from the 4 corners of the country that features the words, wisdom and whit of seven local writers and three other friends from New York, Los Angeles and Miami. A collaboration of over thirty theatre artists, studio4seattle has been reading, writing, re-writing and preparing to make you laugh, think and…..drink.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 17 – 9pm
ROADS OF ALASKA
by NY Playwright Griffin Hennelly
Featuring Randall Brammer, Amberlee Williams, Micah Kolding, Jordan Talbot and Alejandro Stepenberg.
Directed by Rebekah Borough

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THE HIGH ROAD
by studio4seattle member playwright Eleanor Moseley Pollnow
Featuring Isis King, Mary Murfin Bayley and Coriano Harris.
Directed by Carol Sage-Silverstein

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AND THE WAITER CAME BACK
by LA playwright Nikki Harmon
Featuring Matthew Sherrill, *Lisa Carswell and Alejandro Stepenberg.
Directed by Jesse Putnam

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IN A FOREST GRIMM
by studio4seattle member playwright Alejandro Stepenberg
Featuring Isis King and Rebekah Borough
Directed by Bianca Raso

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THE VEINS ARE RICH IN SAN QUIN
by studio4seattle member playwright Micah Kolding
Featuring Randall Brammer, Bianca Raso, Matthew Sherrill and Maren Comendant
Directed by Alejandro Stepenberg

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19 – 6pm
NOT SO SUBTLE IMPERFECTIONS
by Northwest Playwrights Alliance member playwright Milo Mowery
Featuring Taylor Pedroza, Amy Gang and Sascha Strekel
Directed by Maren Comendant

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MORE THAN THIS
by Seattle playwright John Longenbaugh
Featuring *Lisa Carswell, Randall Brammer, Kelli Mohrbacher and *David Nail
Directed by Lenore Bensinger

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THE SCIENCE OF ART
by studio4seattle member playwright Bob DeDea
Featuring Taylor Pedroza and Mary Murfin Bayley
Directed by Randall Brammer

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SO I WAS WONDERING
by Miami playwright Christopher Demos-Brown
Featuring Jesse Putnam and *David Nail
Directed by *Richard Arum

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IN A FOREST GRIMM
by studio4seattle member playwright Alejandro Stepenberg
Featuring Isis King and Rebekah Boroughs
Directed by Bianca Raso

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20 – 7pm
THE VEINS ARE RICH IN SAN QUIN
by studio4seattle member playwright Micah Kolding
Featuring Randall Brammer, Bianca Raso, Matthew Sherrill and Maren Comendant
Directed by Alejandro Stepenberg

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SO I WAS WONDERING
by Miami playwright Christopher Demos-Brown
Featuring Jesse Putnam and *David Nail
Directed by *Richard Arum

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ROADS OF ALASKA
by NY Playwright Griffin Hennelly
Featuring Randall Brammer, Amberlee Williams, Micah Kolding, Jordan Talbot and Alejandro Stepenberg.
Directed by Rebekah Boroughs
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BRUTTA CADUTA
by studio4seattle member playwright *Jane Ryan
Featuring Alejandro Stepenberg, Maren Comendant, Kelli Mohrbacher and *David Nail
Directed by *Jane Ryan

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MORE THAN THIS
by Seattle playwright John Longenbaugh
Featuring *Lisa Carswell, Randall Brammer, Kelli Mohrbacher and *David Nail
Directed by Lenore Bensinger

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21 – 1pm
THE HIGH ROAD
by studio4seattle member playwright Eleanor Moseley Pollnow
Featuring Isis King, Mary Murfin Bayley and Coriano Harris.
Directed by Carol Sage-Silverstein

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NOT SO SUBTLE IMPERFECTIONS
by Northwest Playwrights Alliance member playwright Milo Mowery
Featuring Taylor Pedroza, Amy Gang and Sascha Strekel
Directed by Maren Comendant

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AND THE WAITER CAME BACK
by LA playwright Nikki Harmon
Featuring Matthew Sherrill, *Lisa Carswell and Alejandro Stepenberg.
Directed by Jesse Putnam

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THE SCIENCE OF ART
by studio4seattle member playwright Bob DeDea
Featuring Taylor Pedroza and Mary Murfin Bayley
Directed by Randall Brammer

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BRUTTA CADUTA
by studio4seattle member playwright *Jane Ryan
Featuring Alejandro Stepenberg, Maren Comendant, Kelli Mohrbacher and *David Nail
Directed by *Jane Ryan
(*) Member Actors Equity Association; MPC, TLC and OPP.
Studio4Seattle

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Battle For The Net

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10thEveryone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!

via Battle For The Net.

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This Week at Eclectic Theater: Other Desert Cities, Building Madness and Undocumented!

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Friday & Saturday at 8pm. Sunday at 2pm.

http://m.bpt.me/event/702904

Recently one of the hottest tickets on Broadway and a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, Other Desert Cities brings dysfunctional family drama to new heights. Christmas is always somewhat surreal in Palm Springs. It’s made even more so this year when Brooke returns home after a long absence to present her conservative parents with a tell-all confessional novel that exposes a pivotal event in their family history. Now, old wounds are reopened, childhood memories are tested and the Wyeth clan learns that some secrets can’t stay buried forever in this play by Jon Robin Baitz.

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A staged reading of Kate Danley’s brand new
play, Building Madness! It’s a screwball comedy! Come listen to some of
Seattle’s most talented performers bring her
play to life, and then hang out afterwards for a
Q&A with Kate Danley.

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Undocumented

Tuesday at 7:30pm.

A staged reading of Peggy O’Donnell’s new play! Come listen to some of Seattle’s most talented performers bring her play to life, and then hang out afterwards for a Q&A with Peggy O’Donnell.

FREE!

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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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