From the ashes of Mount St. Helens emerged a monster with mysterious powers—powers that changed one boy’s life forever. Superhero or freak? Not even he was sure until one fated night of adventure, music and love on the streets of Seattle. Triple-threat Seattle artist Justin Huertas brings Lizard Boy, his breakout hit of the 2013 New Play Festival, to the mainstage in this world premiere at Seattle Rep (previews start next Friday!). Equal parts comic book lore, coming-of-age love story and irrepressible tunes, audiences can expect the unexpected in this original rock musical. Ka-Pow!! Continue reading “Seattle Rep’s ‘Lizard Boy’”
We are excited about the opening of Laura Schellhardt’s new play The Comparables, at the Seattle Repertory Theatre on Friday, March 6! Schellhardt, who created the 2011 hit “The K of D, an Urban Legend,” about a girl with a lethal kiss, now presents a world premier neo-feminist satire that tips the good old boy business ethic on its kiester. Bette, Monica and Iris are high-end real estate agents whose sales pitches are as impermeable as their manicured nails, but when Bette’s reputation is on the line, the choice is self-destruction or finding a new way of doing business. Continue reading “Seattle Rep’s ‘The Comparables’ — incomparable!”
Posted by Abby
Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, two giants of 20th century American poetry, first met in 1947 when both were young poets in the early phase of their careers. They began an intense friendship, sustained by frequent letter-writing, that stretched across three decades and ended with Lowell’s death in 1977. A volume of their complete correspondence, Words in Air, was published in 2008. Continue reading “Seattle Rep’s ‘Dear Elizabeth’”
Posted by Linda J.
Playwright August Wilson (who died in Seattle in 2005) won his second Pulitzer for drama with The Piano Lesson, one of 10 plays in The Pittsburgh Cycle. Each play in the cycle focuses on a different decade of the African American experience during the 20th century. The Piano Lesson, set in the 1930s, previews next Friday, January 16, at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Continue reading “Seattle Rep’s ‘The Piano Lesson’”
by Andrea G.
Robert Schenkkan’s play All the Way, about Lyndon Baines Johnson’s first term as president, won the Tony Award. The Seattle Repertory Theatre commissioned and now premieres Schenkkan’s The Great Society, which dramatizes LBJ’s second term of office. A master politician, LBJ focused on passing some of the most ambitious social programs in U.S. history, including a war on poverty and continuing civil rights legislation. The Great Society dramatizes these accomplishments in contrast to his fall from grace as the Vietnam War spiraled out of control.
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