This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (8/23)

Variety is the theme of the weekend, with a wide range of great shows on the menu. But don’t wait — a lot of these are short runs or closing soon. Here’s what’s on this week

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Copious Love Productions: Bethany Sees the Stars @ West of Lenin  (preview 8/24, opens 8/25, closing 9/9). In Seattle (Fremont).

Theatre Battery: Deep Purple Wiggle  (previews 8/24-25, opens 8/26, closing 9/10). In Kent.



Short Runs

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: The Radical Act of Dance – Parmida Ziaei and Helen Roundhill  (8/23). In Langley. See NWT’s destination dance & theatre feature here. 

Whim W’Him: Pop-Up Dance Performances @ Myrtle Reservoir Park  (8/23). In West Seattle.  🌳☀️

The Shattered Glass Project: Through the Window – A Friend-Raiser (indoor/outdoor)  (8/24). In Seattle (Madison Valley).  🌳☀️

Seattle Children’s Theatre: A Seattle History Remix @ MOHAI  (8/25-27). In Seattle (South Lake Union).

Seattle Rep: Public Works – The Tempest  (8/25-27). At the Seattle Center.

Seattle Theatre Group: Thing – music & arts & other things (festival) @ Fort Worden State Park  (8/25-27). In Port Townsend.  🌳☀️

dani tirrell & The Congregation: Prayers to the Body that Holds Me – Rituals of finding safety in our bodies @ Wa Na Wari  (8/26). In Seattle (Central District).

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: The Last Babushka (staged reading)  (8/30). In Langley.  



Closing Soon

Acts on Stage – Teen Summer Musical: Dream! @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute  (closing 8/27). In Seattle (Central District).

SecondStory Repertory Theatre: Dancing at Lughnasa  (closing 8/27). In Redmond.

Village Theatre Kidstage: Guys and Dolls  (closing 8/27). In Everett.

Yun Theatre: In Between – A Collection of Short Plays @ Center Theatre  (closing 8/27). At the Seattle Center. See South Seattle Emerald feature here, and review in Northwest Asian Weekly here


Continuing Runs 

Tacoma Arts Live – Regional Theater Program: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – an immersive production @ Tacoma Armory  (closing 9/3). In Tacoma.

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: Crimson and Clover  (closing 9/17). In Seattle (Pike Place Market).

Seattle Public Theater: Titanish  (closing 9/17). Co-produced with Marxiano Productions. In Seattle (Green Lake).



The Roundup is a weekly (ish) feature. For this month’s shows by day, with ticketing info and links, see the Performance Calendar.

Want to plan your show schedule further out? See NWT’s list of 2023 shows (plus 2024 ones announced so far), which will be updated frequently as season lineups unfold.

Chase D. Anderson is Editor & Producer of NWTheatre.org.