Friday, September 10, 2010

Season Sneak Peek

The opening of our 2010-2011 mainstage season is rapidly approaching - October 1st, 2010 to be exact!

Here's a quick glance at the shows in our upcoming season:

Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck - Seattle premiere!
October 1st-24th, 2010

Quick Summary: It's a thriller about stamp collecting. What more do you need?
Quick Quote: "He's a rich rich international businessman type of person. You know, real estate, corporate merger-type, governmental arms deals, that sort of thing. I can never really keep track. Mostly we talk about stamps. He loves stamps, a lot."
Quick Review: "The outcome that Rebeck wrests from this five-way tug of war is ingenious, a send-them-home-smiling 11th-hour coup." - TheaterMania


Jacob Marley's Christmal Carol by Tom Mula
December 3rd-24th, 2010

Quick Summary: Jacob Marley is stuck in limbo, and he can't get out unless he gets old Scrooge to change his ways.
Quick Quote: "Jacob Quimby Marley was a proper, tight, dry, pruny old thing. His face was frozen in sour disapproval, as if he had bitten into a lemon by mistake and hadn't liked it much."
Quick Review: "A welcome antidote to some of the more saccharine stories of the season." -Triangle Theatre Review


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
December 10th-24th, 2010

Quick Summary: The town troublemakers take over the annual Christmas pageant, and hilarity, burnt applesauce cakes, and good cheer ensue!
Quick Quote: "The Herdmans were the worst kids in the whole history of the world. They lied and stole and smoked cigars, even the girls, and talked dirty and cussed their teachers and took the name of the Lord in vain and set fire to Fred Shoemaker's old broken down tool house."
Quick Review: The audiences speaks for themselves - this is our 10th annual production of SPT's most popular show!


My Wonderful Day by Alan Ayckbourn - Seattle premiere!
January 28th-February 10th, 2011

Quick Summary:
A family comedy told from the perspective of a 9-year-old girl.
Quick Quote: "I wish I’d been given choices when I was little. All I got was Tiffany Louise. Which left me with Tiffy or Tiff or Lou. Which always makes me sound like a cross between a quarrel and lavatory."
Quick Review: "Mr. Ayckbourn winds things up with a fine flourish and My Wonderful Day is as moving as it is funny." - CurtainUp


The Happy Ones by Julie Marie Myatt - Seattle premiere!
March 18th-April 10th, 2011

Quick Summary: An All-American husband and father struggles to reconcile with the man who took his family away.
Quick Quote: "Hating the man that killed your family won't get you anything. Nothing. You're a better person than that."
Quick Review: "Subtly depicting the overwhelmingly difficult process of mourning and letting go, Myatt leavens the tragedy without blunting its significance." - Backstage


Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
May 20th-June 12th, 2011

Quick Summary: A classic satire of war, full of love, humor, and a chocolate soldier.
Quick Quote: "I've no ammunition. What use are cartridges in battle? I always carry chocolate instead; and I finished the last cake of that yesterday."
Quick Review: "One joke after another … a firecracker.” - CityBeat

Intrigued? 3- and 4-show subscriptions still on sale! Contact the box office at 206-524-1300 or visit www.seattlepublictheater.org for more information.

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