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We try hard to provide updated information, but these showtimes are not official. Please confirm dates/times with the individual theatres via their ticketing pages.

Listings are currently limited to those based in King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston Counties; and slowly expanding west and north (Kitsap, Jefferson, Skagit, and Whatcom counties). The below show listings will be updated as new information is received. If you have a professional, community theatre, dance, or fringe show coming up in Western Washington that’s not listed, please tell us about it.

 

Apr
24
Wed
Fat Ham @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm

Juicy, a young queer Black man, has a lot on his plate. His mother just married his uncle after the untimely death of his father, whose ghost appears at a family barbecue demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. Sound familiar? Fresh from its Broadway debut, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a sparkling and uproarious new comedy about seeking love and liberation.

Written by James Ijames. Directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 4/25 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 5/4 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Letters of Suresh – ReAct Theatre @ 12th Ave Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm

Intimate mysteries are revealed as a quartet of souls yearning for connection are brought together through extraordinary correspondence. Across time and oceans, these strangers share letters of faith, letters of family, and letters of love, haunted by a city once destroyed by war. A companion play to Animals Out of Paper, presented in rotating rep.

A Pacific NW premiere; written by Rajiv Joseph, directed by David Hsieh & Julie Beckman.

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Avenue, Seattle)

Tickets $36 (artist & advance discount tickets also available), here.

 

Apr
25
Thu
A Tale of Peter Rabbit @ Seattle Children’s Theatre (Seattle Center) (PWYC)
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm

Beatrix Potter’s timeless tale of Peter Rabbit is given a modern twist by award-winning writer Trista Baldwin. What does it mean to be a good bunny? If everyone thinks you’re a bad bunny, can you ever be good? In this moving and adventurous reimagining of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale, Peter Rabbit and his three sisters come together to tell a story of their very own. Directed by Anita Montgomery.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted performance 5/4 (1 pm); audio described performance 5/11 (4:30 pm); sensory friendly performance 5/5 (11 am); pay-what-you-choose preview 4/25 (6:30 pm).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available by phone. Show info here.

 

Animals Out of Paper – ReAct Theatre @ 12th Ave Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm

When a reclusive and renowned folding artist opens her origami studio to a high school teacher and a young hip-hop prodigy, the three of them discover reams of connection and surprises. A poignant and entertaining reminder that life gets messy as it unfolds. A Seattle premiere; written by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Julie Beckman.

NOTE: two casts will perform at alternating dates; see ticketing page for cast schedules.

Purple Cast: Joyce Thi Brew, Laurence Hughes, and Akul Sood
Orange Cast: Duygu Erdogan Monson, Daniel Christianson, and Tanish Telukunta

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Avenue, Seattle)

Tickets $36 (artist & advance discount tickets also available), here.

 

English @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm

Two words set in motion award-winning playwright Sanaz Toossi’s intricate and profound New York debut: “English Only.” This is the mantra that rules one classroom in Iran, where four adult students are preparing for the TOEFL — the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Chasing fluency through a maze of word games, listening exercises, and show-and-tell sessions, they hope that one day, English will make them whole. But it might be splitting them each in half. Written by Sanaz Toossi; directed by Naghmeh Samini.

A co-production with Seda Iranian Theatre Ensemble

Preview 4/3; opens 4/4

Financial accessibility: Reduced price tickets ($18.50) offered to those who need them. Enter discount code “inclusion” during checkout process.

Tickets ($48.50) here.

 

Fat Ham @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center) (open captioned)
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm

Juicy, a young queer Black man, has a lot on his plate. His mother just married his uncle after the untimely death of his father, whose ghost appears at a family barbecue demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. Sound familiar? Fresh from its Broadway debut, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a sparkling and uproarious new comedy about seeking love and liberation.

Written by James Ijames. Directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 4/25 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 5/4 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

Want more Deaf-friendly theatre? See NWTheatre’s complete calendar of ASL interpreted and open captioned performances here.

 

Rope @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm

The script that Alfred Hitchcock based the 1948 film on. For the mere sake of adventure, danger, and the “fun of the thing,” Wyndham Brandon persuades his weak-minded friend, Charles Granillo, to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate, a perfectly harmless man named Ronald Raglan. They place the body in a wooden chest, and to add spice to their handiwork, invite a few acquaintances, including the dead youth’s father, to a party, the chest with its gruesome contents serving as a supper table. The horror and tension are worked up gradually suspected grows outside, the guests leave, and we see the reactions of the two murderers, watched closely by the suspecting lame poet, Rupert Cadell. Written by Patrick Hamilton; directed by Bill Huls.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Apr
26
Fri
A Tale of Peter Rabbit @ Seattle Children’s Theatre (Seattle Center)
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

Beatrix Potter’s timeless tale of Peter Rabbit is given a modern twist by award-winning writer Trista Baldwin. What does it mean to be a good bunny? If everyone thinks you’re a bad bunny, can you ever be good? In this moving and adventurous reimagining of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale, Peter Rabbit and his three sisters come together to tell a story of their very own. Directed by Anita Montgomery.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted performance 5/4 (1 pm); audio described performance 5/11 (4:30 pm); sensory friendly performance 5/5 (11 am); pay-what-you-choose preview 4/25 (6:30 pm).

Tickets here.

 

On Golden Pond @ Port Gamble Theater (Port Gamble)
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

A heartwarming story of a retired couple and their estranged daughter, who all meet up at their summer cottage, on Golden Pond. By Ernest Thompson.

Tickets ($20) here.

 

Steel Magnolias @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

In a beauty parlor in northwestern Louisiana, life is anything but boring. This heartwarming comedy masterpiece of six unforgettable women celebrates the power of motherhood and friendship. Through laughter, tears, and a thick fog of hairspray, these women face trials and triumphs armed with their greatest strength: each other.

Tickets $35 (when available) and show info here.

 

Savannah Sipping Society @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
Apr 26 @ 7:25 pm

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate — and an impromptu happy hour — and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch and all alone. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a 23-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex. Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she overlooks the fact that she’s the one most in need of sage advice.

Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jump-start their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment — and, most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy.

Tickets ($14-$18, depending on day) here.

 

Agnes of God @ HEART Repertory Theatre (Woodinville)
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, further arousing Livingstone’s suspicions. Who killed the infant, and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love, leading to a dramatic, compelling climax.

Written by John Pielmeier, directed by Hjalmer Anderson

Location: Sammamish Valley Grange Hall (14654 148th Ave NE, Woodinville)

Tickets ($25) here.

 

Almost, Maine @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

Welcome to Almost, Maine. It’s love. But not quite.

Almost, Maine is a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States — it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just … Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.

Written by John Cariani. Directed by Rick Hornor.

Accessibility: Pay-what-you-choose performance on 5/9. ASL interpreted performance on 5/12.

Tickets ($29) here.

 

Animals Out of Paper – ReAct Theatre @ 12th Ave Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

When a reclusive and renowned folding artist opens her origami studio to a high school teacher and a young hip-hop prodigy, the three of them discover reams of connection and surprises. A poignant and entertaining reminder that life gets messy as it unfolds. A Seattle premiere; written by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Julie Beckman.

NOTE: two casts will perform at alternating dates; see ticketing page for cast schedules.

Purple Cast: Joyce Thi Brew, Laurence Hughes, and Akul Sood
Orange Cast: Duygu Erdogan Monson, Daniel Christianson, and Tanish Telukunta

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Avenue, Seattle)

Tickets $36 (artist & advance discount tickets also available), here.

 

Chapter Two @ Jewel Box Theatre (Poulsbo)
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. This sends George into even more depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone, and she’s a keeper. Still, it’s a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers.

Written by Neil Simon; directed by Karen Hauser.

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Death by Design @ The Phoenix Theatre (Edmonds)
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

​Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a hilarious, delightful and mysterious mash-up of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife, Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. Written by Rob Urbinati.

Tickets ($28) here.

 

English @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

Two words set in motion award-winning playwright Sanaz Toossi’s intricate and profound New York debut: “English Only.” This is the mantra that rules one classroom in Iran, where four adult students are preparing for the TOEFL — the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Chasing fluency through a maze of word games, listening exercises, and show-and-tell sessions, they hope that one day, English will make them whole. But it might be splitting them each in half. Written by Sanaz Toossi; directed by Naghmeh Samini.

A co-production with Seda Iranian Theatre Ensemble

Preview 4/3; opens 4/4

Financial accessibility: Reduced price tickets ($18.50) offered to those who need them. Enter discount code “inclusion” during checkout process.

Tickets ($48.50) here.

 

Fat Ham @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

Juicy, a young queer Black man, has a lot on his plate. His mother just married his uncle after the untimely death of his father, whose ghost appears at a family barbecue demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. Sound familiar? Fresh from its Broadway debut, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a sparkling and uproarious new comedy about seeking love and liberation.

Written by James Ijames. Directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 4/25 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 5/4 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Noises Off @ Evergreen Playhouse (Centralia)
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

Pay-what-you-choose performance (general seating) on 4/18.

Tickets ($15) here.

 

Scrambling the Goose @ Washington Ensemble Theatre (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

Inspired by the Neofuturists in Chicago and New York, this groundbreaking production will feature a predetermined number of short plays performed in an order chosen by the audience. The result is that each show will be a unique performance experience, but all will showcase an all-star cast of multi-hyphenate talent. It’s both a world premiere and the last time this show will ever be performed.

This is truly theatre created by this community for this community, inviting audiences to participate in shaping the narrative and witnessing the magic of live performance in an entirely new way.

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Ave., Seattle)

Pay-what-you-choose performances on 4/28 and 5/5; discounted tickets available for artists/industry at all shows.

Tickets here.

 

The Lehman Trilogy @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

The Tony Award®-winning Best Play makes a thrilling Seattle debut after a triumphant run on London’s West End and Broadway. The Lehmans began as many American immigrants did in the 19th century: on a cold dock in New York City 1844 as a young Jewish man enters his new country for the first time. Joined by his two brothers, he lives the American Dream: from humble beginnings to outrageous success. 163 years later, that legacy—The Lehman Brothers—comes crashing down, triggering the largest financial crisis in history. How? Why? This extraordinary feat of storytelling invites us to question what success is worth, how legacy is defined, and what we value in the wake of devastating collapse.

ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 5/11 (matinee); see info here.

Previews 4/26-5/1; opens 5/2

Limited number of pay-what-you-choose advance tickets available for each performance. Rush tickets ($20) offered for all performances, if available. See discount ticket information here.

Tickets here.

 

Into the Breeches! @ Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts (Marysville)
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm

It’s 1942, and the leading men of the Oberon Play House are fighting overseas. With “The Show Must Go On!” as their battle cry, a band of passionate, yet inexperienced, performers rally together to produce the Oberon’s season opener, an all-female version of Shakespeare’s ambitious Henry IV and Henry V. Will their production be a victory on the home front or a target for rotten tomatoes? A hilarious and moving story about what happens when we’re all in it together. Written by George Brant.

Tickets ($26) here.

 

Red @ Burien Actors Theatre (Burien)
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm

The awe-struck Ken arrives at the New York studio of abstract expressionist Mark Rothko in the late 1950s. Rothko has been commissioned to paint a series of murals for the prestigious Four Seasons restaurant for a fee of several thousand dollars (about $375,000.00 in 2024 dollars). When asked why he never paints outdoors, Rothko replies, “Nature doesn’t do it for me. The light’s all wrong.”

True to the man it explores, Red revolves around a great contradiction, with dialogue that crackles along and snippets of humor at just the right moments. Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for best new play. Written by John Logan.

Location: Kennedy Catholic High School theatre (140 S. 140th St, Burien)

Tickets ($25) here.

 

Rope @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm

The script that Alfred Hitchcock based the 1948 film on. For the mere sake of adventure, danger, and the “fun of the thing,” Wyndham Brandon persuades his weak-minded friend, Charles Granillo, to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate, a perfectly harmless man named Ronald Raglan. They place the body in a wooden chest, and to add spice to their handiwork, invite a few acquaintances, including the dead youth’s father, to a party, the chest with its gruesome contents serving as a supper table. The horror and tension are worked up gradually suspected grows outside, the guests leave, and we see the reactions of the two murderers, watched closely by the suspecting lame poet, Rupert Cadell. Written by Patrick Hamilton; directed by Bill Huls.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Shakespeare Up Close: Ages of Being @ New City Theater (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm

New City founding artists, Mary Ewald and John Kazanjian, have created a compilation of compelling speeches and sonnets tracing the arc of life from youth to old age. This intimate evening of great speeches from the Bard is performed for 12 people per night in the living room of a 1904 Capitol Hill home. (Note: most dates are selling out quickly.)

New City has been producing theater in Seattle since 1982. Past living room performances have included work by T.S. Eliot, Wallace Shawn, Allen Ginsberg, and Walt Whitman. Past Shakespearean productions include Hamlet and The Tempest.

Location: private residence on Capitol Hill; address provided with tickets

Tickets ($23) here.

 

The Plague Master General – Blue Hour Theatre @ West of Lenin (Seattle – Fremont)
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm

The Plague Master General (a bubonic comedy), is a bitingly funny and cynical look at a kingdom that handles, mishandles, and ignores an impending and obvious catastrophe.

It’s the mid-1300s (give or take) and a deadly plague no one understands is engulfing Europe. Thankfully, they’ve found someone who’s going to cure it: Lord Aguilar. Is he a doctor? A learned man? A debonair hero with charisma and a can-do spirit? Absolutely not. But thanks to a powerful baron, his terrifying wife, and a doctor-priest who couldn’t be bothered one way or the other, Aguilar now has a life-or-death responsibility for which he is entirely unqualified.

This new dark comedy mashes The Crucible with Monty Python to explore the dangers of hubris, apathy, and blind faith in the healing power of leeches. Written and directed by Greg LoProto.

Location: West of Lenin (203 N 36th St, Seattle)

Tickets are pay-what-you-choose ($25 suggested), here.

 

Apr
27
Sat
A Tale of Peter Rabbit @ Seattle Children’s Theatre (Seattle Center)
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm

Beatrix Potter’s timeless tale of Peter Rabbit is given a modern twist by award-winning writer Trista Baldwin. What does it mean to be a good bunny? If everyone thinks you’re a bad bunny, can you ever be good? In this moving and adventurous reimagining of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale, Peter Rabbit and his three sisters come together to tell a story of their very own. Directed by Anita Montgomery.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted performance 5/4 (1 pm); audio described performance 5/11 (4:30 pm); sensory friendly performance 5/5 (11 am); pay-what-you-choose preview 4/25 (6:30 pm).

Tickets here.

 

Fat Ham @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm

Juicy, a young queer Black man, has a lot on his plate. His mother just married his uncle after the untimely death of his father, whose ghost appears at a family barbecue demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. Sound familiar? Fresh from its Broadway debut, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a sparkling and uproarious new comedy about seeking love and liberation.

Written by James Ijames. Directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 4/25 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 5/4 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Letters of Suresh – ReAct Theatre @ 12th Ave Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm

Intimate mysteries are revealed as a quartet of souls yearning for connection are brought together through extraordinary correspondence. Across time and oceans, these strangers share letters of faith, letters of family, and letters of love, haunted by a city once destroyed by war. A companion play to Animals Out of Paper, presented in rotating rep.

A Pacific NW premiere; written by Rajiv Joseph, directed by David Hsieh & Julie Beckman.

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Avenue, Seattle)

Tickets $36 (artist & advance discount tickets also available), here.

 

On Golden Pond @ Port Gamble Theater (Port Gamble)
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm

A heartwarming story of a retired couple and their estranged daughter, who all meet up at their summer cottage, on Golden Pond. By Ernest Thompson.

Tickets ($20) here.

 

The Plague Master General – Blue Hour Theatre @ West of Lenin (Seattle – Fremont)
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm

The Plague Master General (a bubonic comedy), is a bitingly funny and cynical look at a kingdom that handles, mishandles, and ignores an impending and obvious catastrophe.

It’s the mid-1300s (give or take) and a deadly plague no one understands is engulfing Europe. Thankfully, they’ve found someone who’s going to cure it: Lord Aguilar. Is he a doctor? A learned man? A debonair hero with charisma and a can-do spirit? Absolutely not. But thanks to a powerful baron, his terrifying wife, and a doctor-priest who couldn’t be bothered one way or the other, Aguilar now has a life-or-death responsibility for which he is entirely unqualified.

This new dark comedy mashes The Crucible with Monty Python to explore the dangers of hubris, apathy, and blind faith in the healing power of leeches. Written and directed by Greg LoProto.

Location: West of Lenin (203 N 36th St, Seattle)

Tickets are pay-what-you-choose ($25 suggested), here.

 

A Tale of Peter Rabbit @ Seattle Children’s Theatre (Seattle Center)
Apr 27 @ 4:30 pm

Beatrix Potter’s timeless tale of Peter Rabbit is given a modern twist by award-winning writer Trista Baldwin. What does it mean to be a good bunny? If everyone thinks you’re a bad bunny, can you ever be good? In this moving and adventurous reimagining of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale, Peter Rabbit and his three sisters come together to tell a story of their very own. Directed by Anita Montgomery.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted performance 5/4 (1 pm); audio described performance 5/11 (4:30 pm); sensory friendly performance 5/5 (11 am); pay-what-you-choose preview 4/25 (6:30 pm).

Tickets here.

 

Steel Magnolias @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

In a beauty parlor in northwestern Louisiana, life is anything but boring. This heartwarming comedy masterpiece of six unforgettable women celebrates the power of motherhood and friendship. Through laughter, tears, and a thick fog of hairspray, these women face trials and triumphs armed with their greatest strength: each other.

Tickets $35 (when available) and show info here.

 

Savannah Sipping Society @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
Apr 27 @ 7:25 pm

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate — and an impromptu happy hour — and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch and all alone. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a 23-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex. Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she overlooks the fact that she’s the one most in need of sage advice.

Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jump-start their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment — and, most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy.

Tickets ($14-$18, depending on day) here.

 

Agnes of God @ HEART Repertory Theatre (Woodinville)
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, further arousing Livingstone’s suspicions. Who killed the infant, and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love, leading to a dramatic, compelling climax.

Written by John Pielmeier, directed by Hjalmer Anderson

Location: Sammamish Valley Grange Hall (14654 148th Ave NE, Woodinville)

Tickets ($25) here.

 

Almost, Maine @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Welcome to Almost, Maine. It’s love. But not quite.

Almost, Maine is a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States — it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just … Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.

Written by John Cariani. Directed by Rick Hornor.

Accessibility: Pay-what-you-choose performance on 5/9. ASL interpreted performance on 5/12.

Tickets ($29) here.

 

Animals Out of Paper – ReAct Theatre @ 12th Ave Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

When a reclusive and renowned folding artist opens her origami studio to a high school teacher and a young hip-hop prodigy, the three of them discover reams of connection and surprises. A poignant and entertaining reminder that life gets messy as it unfolds. A Seattle premiere; written by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Julie Beckman.

NOTE: two casts will perform at alternating dates; see ticketing page for cast schedules.

Purple Cast: Joyce Thi Brew, Laurence Hughes, and Akul Sood
Orange Cast: Duygu Erdogan Monson, Daniel Christianson, and Tanish Telukunta

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Avenue, Seattle)

Tickets $36 (artist & advance discount tickets also available), here.

 

Chapter Two @ Jewel Box Theatre (Poulsbo)
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. This sends George into even more depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone, and she’s a keeper. Still, it’s a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers.

Written by Neil Simon; directed by Karen Hauser.

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Death by Design @ The Phoenix Theatre (Edmonds)
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

​Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a hilarious, delightful and mysterious mash-up of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife, Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. Written by Rob Urbinati.

Tickets ($28) here.

 

English @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Two words set in motion award-winning playwright Sanaz Toossi’s intricate and profound New York debut: “English Only.” This is the mantra that rules one classroom in Iran, where four adult students are preparing for the TOEFL — the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Chasing fluency through a maze of word games, listening exercises, and show-and-tell sessions, they hope that one day, English will make them whole. But it might be splitting them each in half. Written by Sanaz Toossi; directed by Naghmeh Samini.

A co-production with Seda Iranian Theatre Ensemble

Preview 4/3; opens 4/4

Financial accessibility: Reduced price tickets ($18.50) offered to those who need them. Enter discount code “inclusion” during checkout process.

Tickets ($48.50) here.

 

Fat Ham @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Juicy, a young queer Black man, has a lot on his plate. His mother just married his uncle after the untimely death of his father, whose ghost appears at a family barbecue demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. Sound familiar? Fresh from its Broadway debut, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a sparkling and uproarious new comedy about seeking love and liberation.

Written by James Ijames. Directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 4/25 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 5/4 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Noises Off @ Evergreen Playhouse (Centralia)
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

Pay-what-you-choose performance (general seating) on 4/18.

Tickets ($15) here.

 

Scrambling the Goose @ Washington Ensemble Theatre (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Inspired by the Neofuturists in Chicago and New York, this groundbreaking production will feature a predetermined number of short plays performed in an order chosen by the audience. The result is that each show will be a unique performance experience, but all will showcase an all-star cast of multi-hyphenate talent. It’s both a world premiere and the last time this show will ever be performed.

This is truly theatre created by this community for this community, inviting audiences to participate in shaping the narrative and witnessing the magic of live performance in an entirely new way.

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Ave., Seattle)

Pay-what-you-choose performances on 4/28 and 5/5; discounted tickets available for artists/industry at all shows.

Tickets here.

 

The Lehman Trilogy @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Tony Award®-winning Best Play makes a thrilling Seattle debut after a triumphant run on London’s West End and Broadway. The Lehmans began as many American immigrants did in the 19th century: on a cold dock in New York City 1844 as a young Jewish man enters his new country for the first time. Joined by his two brothers, he lives the American Dream: from humble beginnings to outrageous success. 163 years later, that legacy—The Lehman Brothers—comes crashing down, triggering the largest financial crisis in history. How? Why? This extraordinary feat of storytelling invites us to question what success is worth, how legacy is defined, and what we value in the wake of devastating collapse.

ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 5/11 (matinee); see info here.

Previews 4/26-5/1; opens 5/2

Limited number of pay-what-you-choose advance tickets available for each performance. Rush tickets ($20) offered for all performances, if available. See discount ticket information here.

Tickets here.

 

Into the Breeches! @ Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts (Marysville)
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

It’s 1942, and the leading men of the Oberon Play House are fighting overseas. With “The Show Must Go On!” as their battle cry, a band of passionate, yet inexperienced, performers rally together to produce the Oberon’s season opener, an all-female version of Shakespeare’s ambitious Henry IV and Henry V. Will their production be a victory on the home front or a target for rotten tomatoes? A hilarious and moving story about what happens when we’re all in it together. Written by George Brant.

Tickets ($26) here.

 

Red @ Burien Actors Theatre (Burien)
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

The awe-struck Ken arrives at the New York studio of abstract expressionist Mark Rothko in the late 1950s. Rothko has been commissioned to paint a series of murals for the prestigious Four Seasons restaurant for a fee of several thousand dollars (about $375,000.00 in 2024 dollars). When asked why he never paints outdoors, Rothko replies, “Nature doesn’t do it for me. The light’s all wrong.”

True to the man it explores, Red revolves around a great contradiction, with dialogue that crackles along and snippets of humor at just the right moments. Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for best new play. Written by John Logan.

Location: Kennedy Catholic High School theatre (140 S. 140th St, Burien)

Tickets ($25) here.

 

Rope @ Renton Civic Theatre (Renton)
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

The script that Alfred Hitchcock based the 1948 film on. For the mere sake of adventure, danger, and the “fun of the thing,” Wyndham Brandon persuades his weak-minded friend, Charles Granillo, to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate, a perfectly harmless man named Ronald Raglan. They place the body in a wooden chest, and to add spice to their handiwork, invite a few acquaintances, including the dead youth’s father, to a party, the chest with its gruesome contents serving as a supper table. The horror and tension are worked up gradually suspected grows outside, the guests leave, and we see the reactions of the two murderers, watched closely by the suspecting lame poet, Rupert Cadell. Written by Patrick Hamilton; directed by Bill Huls.

Tickets ($30) here.

 

Shakespeare Up Close: Ages of Being @ New City Theater (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

New City founding artists, Mary Ewald and John Kazanjian, have created a compilation of compelling speeches and sonnets tracing the arc of life from youth to old age. This intimate evening of great speeches from the Bard is performed for 12 people per night in the living room of a 1904 Capitol Hill home. (Note: most dates are selling out quickly.)

New City has been producing theater in Seattle since 1982. Past living room performances have included work by T.S. Eliot, Wallace Shawn, Allen Ginsberg, and Walt Whitman. Past Shakespearean productions include Hamlet and The Tempest.

Location: private residence on Capitol Hill; address provided with tickets

Tickets ($23) here.

 

The Plague Master General – Blue Hour Theatre @ West of Lenin (Seattle – Fremont)
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

The Plague Master General (a bubonic comedy), is a bitingly funny and cynical look at a kingdom that handles, mishandles, and ignores an impending and obvious catastrophe.

It’s the mid-1300s (give or take) and a deadly plague no one understands is engulfing Europe. Thankfully, they’ve found someone who’s going to cure it: Lord Aguilar. Is he a doctor? A learned man? A debonair hero with charisma and a can-do spirit? Absolutely not. But thanks to a powerful baron, his terrifying wife, and a doctor-priest who couldn’t be bothered one way or the other, Aguilar now has a life-or-death responsibility for which he is entirely unqualified.

This new dark comedy mashes The Crucible with Monty Python to explore the dangers of hubris, apathy, and blind faith in the healing power of leeches. Written and directed by Greg LoProto.

Location: West of Lenin (203 N 36th St, Seattle)

Tickets are pay-what-you-choose ($25 suggested), here.

 

Apr
28
Sun
A Tale of Peter Rabbit @ Seattle Children’s Theatre (Seattle Center)
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am

Beatrix Potter’s timeless tale of Peter Rabbit is given a modern twist by award-winning writer Trista Baldwin. What does it mean to be a good bunny? If everyone thinks you’re a bad bunny, can you ever be good? In this moving and adventurous reimagining of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale, Peter Rabbit and his three sisters come together to tell a story of their very own. Directed by Anita Montgomery.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted performance 5/4 (1 pm); audio described performance 5/11 (4:30 pm); sensory friendly performance 5/5 (11 am); pay-what-you-choose preview 4/25 (6:30 pm).

Tickets here.

 

Fat Ham @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm

Juicy, a young queer Black man, has a lot on his plate. His mother just married his uncle after the untimely death of his father, whose ghost appears at a family barbecue demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. Sound familiar? Fresh from its Broadway debut, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a sparkling and uproarious new comedy about seeking love and liberation.

Written by James Ijames. Directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 4/25 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 5/4 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Savannah Sipping Society @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
Apr 28 @ 1:55 pm

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate — and an impromptu happy hour — and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch and all alone. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a 23-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex. Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she overlooks the fact that she’s the one most in need of sage advice.

Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jump-start their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment — and, most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy.

Tickets ($14-$18, depending on day) here.

 

Agnes of God @ HEART Repertory Theatre (Woodinville)
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, further arousing Livingstone’s suspicions. Who killed the infant, and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love, leading to a dramatic, compelling climax.

Written by John Pielmeier, directed by Hjalmer Anderson

Location: Sammamish Valley Grange Hall (14654 148th Ave NE, Woodinville)

Tickets ($25) here.

 

Almost, Maine @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

Welcome to Almost, Maine. It’s love. But not quite.

Almost, Maine is a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States — it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just … Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.

Written by John Cariani. Directed by Rick Hornor.

Accessibility: Pay-what-you-choose performance on 5/9. ASL interpreted performance on 5/12.

Tickets ($29) here.

 

Animals Out of Paper – ReAct Theatre @ 12th Ave Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

When a reclusive and renowned folding artist opens her origami studio to a high school teacher and a young hip-hop prodigy, the three of them discover reams of connection and surprises. A poignant and entertaining reminder that life gets messy as it unfolds. A Seattle premiere; written by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Julie Beckman.

NOTE: two casts will perform at alternating dates; see ticketing page for cast schedules.

Purple Cast: Joyce Thi Brew, Laurence Hughes, and Akul Sood
Orange Cast: Duygu Erdogan Monson, Daniel Christianson, and Tanish Telukunta

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Avenue, Seattle)

Tickets $36 (artist & advance discount tickets also available), here.

 

Chapter Two @ Jewel Box Theatre (Poulsbo)
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. This sends George into even more depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone, and she’s a keeper. Still, it’s a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers.

Written by Neil Simon; directed by Karen Hauser.

Tickets ($22) here.

 

Death by Design @ The Phoenix Theatre (Edmonds)
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

​Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a hilarious, delightful and mysterious mash-up of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife, Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. Written by Rob Urbinati.

Tickets ($28) here.

 

Into the Breeches! @ Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts (Marysville)
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

It’s 1942, and the leading men of the Oberon Play House are fighting overseas. With “The Show Must Go On!” as their battle cry, a band of passionate, yet inexperienced, performers rally together to produce the Oberon’s season opener, an all-female version of Shakespeare’s ambitious Henry IV and Henry V. Will their production be a victory on the home front or a target for rotten tomatoes? A hilarious and moving story about what happens when we’re all in it together. Written by George Brant.

Tickets ($26) here.

 

Noises Off @ Evergreen Playhouse (Centralia)
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

Pay-what-you-choose performance (general seating) on 4/18.

Tickets ($15) here.

 

On Golden Pond @ Port Gamble Theater (Port Gamble)
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

A heartwarming story of a retired couple and their estranged daughter, who all meet up at their summer cottage, on Golden Pond. By Ernest Thompson.

Tickets ($20) here.

 

Steel Magnolias @ ManeStage Theatre (Puyallup)
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

In a beauty parlor in northwestern Louisiana, life is anything but boring. This heartwarming comedy masterpiece of six unforgettable women celebrates the power of motherhood and friendship. Through laughter, tears, and a thick fog of hairspray, these women face trials and triumphs armed with their greatest strength: each other.

Tickets $35 (when available) and show info here.

 

The Lehman Trilogy @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

The Tony Award®-winning Best Play makes a thrilling Seattle debut after a triumphant run on London’s West End and Broadway. The Lehmans began as many American immigrants did in the 19th century: on a cold dock in New York City 1844 as a young Jewish man enters his new country for the first time. Joined by his two brothers, he lives the American Dream: from humble beginnings to outrageous success. 163 years later, that legacy—The Lehman Brothers—comes crashing down, triggering the largest financial crisis in history. How? Why? This extraordinary feat of storytelling invites us to question what success is worth, how legacy is defined, and what we value in the wake of devastating collapse.

ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 5/11 (matinee); see info here.

Previews 4/26-5/1; opens 5/2

Limited number of pay-what-you-choose advance tickets available for each performance. Rush tickets ($20) offered for all performances, if available. See discount ticket information here.

Tickets here.

 

A Tale of Peter Rabbit @ Seattle Children’s Theatre (Seattle Center)
Apr 28 @ 2:30 pm

Beatrix Potter’s timeless tale of Peter Rabbit is given a modern twist by award-winning writer Trista Baldwin. What does it mean to be a good bunny? If everyone thinks you’re a bad bunny, can you ever be good? In this moving and adventurous reimagining of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale, Peter Rabbit and his three sisters come together to tell a story of their very own. Directed by Anita Montgomery.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted performance 5/4 (1 pm); audio described performance 5/11 (4:30 pm); sensory friendly performance 5/5 (11 am); pay-what-you-choose preview 4/25 (6:30 pm).

Tickets here.

 

English @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm

Two words set in motion award-winning playwright Sanaz Toossi’s intricate and profound New York debut: “English Only.” This is the mantra that rules one classroom in Iran, where four adult students are preparing for the TOEFL — the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Chasing fluency through a maze of word games, listening exercises, and show-and-tell sessions, they hope that one day, English will make them whole. But it might be splitting them each in half. Written by Sanaz Toossi; directed by Naghmeh Samini.

A co-production with Seda Iranian Theatre Ensemble

Preview 4/3; opens 4/4

Financial accessibility: Reduced price tickets ($18.50) offered to those who need them. Enter discount code “inclusion” during checkout process.

Tickets ($48.50) here.

 

Fat Ham @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm

Juicy, a young queer Black man, has a lot on his plate. His mother just married his uncle after the untimely death of his father, whose ghost appears at a family barbecue demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. Sound familiar? Fresh from its Broadway debut, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a sparkling and uproarious new comedy about seeking love and liberation.

Written by James Ijames. Directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 4/25 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 5/4 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Letters of Suresh – ReAct Theatre @ 12th Ave Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm

Intimate mysteries are revealed as a quartet of souls yearning for connection are brought together through extraordinary correspondence. Across time and oceans, these strangers share letters of faith, letters of family, and letters of love, haunted by a city once destroyed by war. A companion play to Animals Out of Paper, presented in rotating rep.

A Pacific NW premiere; written by Rajiv Joseph, directed by David Hsieh & Julie Beckman.

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Avenue, Seattle)

Tickets $36 (artist & advance discount tickets also available), here.

 

Scrambling the Goose @ Washington Ensemble Theatre (Seattle – Capitol Hill) (PWYC)
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm

Inspired by the Neofuturists in Chicago and New York, this groundbreaking production will feature a predetermined number of short plays performed in an order chosen by the audience. The result is that each show will be a unique performance experience, but all will showcase an all-star cast of multi-hyphenate talent. It’s both a world premiere and the last time this show will ever be performed.

This is truly theatre created by this community for this community, inviting audiences to participate in shaping the narrative and witnessing the magic of live performance in an entirely new way.

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Ave., Seattle)

Pay-what-you-choose performances on 4/28 and 5/5; discounted tickets available for artists/industry at all shows.

Tickets here.

 

Apr
29
Mon
Animals Out of Paper – ReAct Theatre @ 12th Ave Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm

When a reclusive and renowned folding artist opens her origami studio to a high school teacher and a young hip-hop prodigy, the three of them discover reams of connection and surprises. A poignant and entertaining reminder that life gets messy as it unfolds. A Seattle premiere; written by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Julie Beckman.

NOTE: two casts will perform at alternating dates; see ticketing page for cast schedules.

Purple Cast: Joyce Thi Brew, Laurence Hughes, and Akul Sood
Orange Cast: Duygu Erdogan Monson, Daniel Christianson, and Tanish Telukunta

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Avenue, Seattle)

Tickets $36 (artist & advance discount tickets also available), here.

 

Apr
30
Tue
Letters of Suresh – ReAct Theatre @ 12th Ave Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm

Intimate mysteries are revealed as a quartet of souls yearning for connection are brought together through extraordinary correspondence. Across time and oceans, these strangers share letters of faith, letters of family, and letters of love, haunted by a city once destroyed by war. A companion play to Animals Out of Paper, presented in rotating rep.

A Pacific NW premiere; written by Rajiv Joseph, directed by David Hsieh & Julie Beckman.

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Avenue, Seattle)

Tickets $36 (artist & advance discount tickets also available), here.

 

The Lehman Trilogy @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm

The Tony Award®-winning Best Play makes a thrilling Seattle debut after a triumphant run on London’s West End and Broadway. The Lehmans began as many American immigrants did in the 19th century: on a cold dock in New York City 1844 as a young Jewish man enters his new country for the first time. Joined by his two brothers, he lives the American Dream: from humble beginnings to outrageous success. 163 years later, that legacy—The Lehman Brothers—comes crashing down, triggering the largest financial crisis in history. How? Why? This extraordinary feat of storytelling invites us to question what success is worth, how legacy is defined, and what we value in the wake of devastating collapse.

ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 5/11 (matinee); see info here.

Previews 4/26-5/1; opens 5/2

Limited number of pay-what-you-choose advance tickets available for each performance. Rush tickets ($20) offered for all performances, if available. See discount ticket information here.

Tickets here.

 

May
1
Wed
Fat Ham @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
May 1 @ 2:00 pm

Juicy, a young queer Black man, has a lot on his plate. His mother just married his uncle after the untimely death of his father, whose ghost appears at a family barbecue demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. Sound familiar? Fresh from its Broadway debut, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a sparkling and uproarious new comedy about seeking love and liberation.

Written by James Ijames. Directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 4/25 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 5/4 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Fat Ham @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
May 1 @ 7:30 pm

Juicy, a young queer Black man, has a lot on his plate. His mother just married his uncle after the untimely death of his father, whose ghost appears at a family barbecue demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. Sound familiar? Fresh from its Broadway debut, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a sparkling and uproarious new comedy about seeking love and liberation.

Written by James Ijames. Directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 4/25 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 5/4 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Letters of Suresh – ReAct Theatre @ 12th Ave Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
May 1 @ 7:30 pm

Intimate mysteries are revealed as a quartet of souls yearning for connection are brought together through extraordinary correspondence. Across time and oceans, these strangers share letters of faith, letters of family, and letters of love, haunted by a city once destroyed by war. A companion play to Animals Out of Paper, presented in rotating rep.

A Pacific NW premiere; written by Rajiv Joseph, directed by David Hsieh & Julie Beckman.

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Avenue, Seattle)

Tickets $36 (artist & advance discount tickets also available), here.

 

The Lehman Trilogy @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
May 1 @ 7:30 pm

The Tony Award®-winning Best Play makes a thrilling Seattle debut after a triumphant run on London’s West End and Broadway. The Lehmans began as many American immigrants did in the 19th century: on a cold dock in New York City 1844 as a young Jewish man enters his new country for the first time. Joined by his two brothers, he lives the American Dream: from humble beginnings to outrageous success. 163 years later, that legacy—The Lehman Brothers—comes crashing down, triggering the largest financial crisis in history. How? Why? This extraordinary feat of storytelling invites us to question what success is worth, how legacy is defined, and what we value in the wake of devastating collapse.

ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 5/11 (matinee); see info here.

Previews 4/26-5/1; opens 5/2

Limited number of pay-what-you-choose advance tickets available for each performance. Rush tickets ($20) offered for all performances, if available. See discount ticket information here.

Tickets here.

 

May
2
Thu
Savannah Sipping Society @ Olympia Little Theatre (Olympia)
May 2 @ 7:25 pm

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate — and an impromptu happy hour — and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch and all alone. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a 23-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex. Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she overlooks the fact that she’s the one most in need of sage advice.

Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jump-start their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment — and, most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy.

Tickets ($14-$18, depending on day) here.

 

Animals Out of Paper – ReAct Theatre @ 12th Ave Arts (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
May 2 @ 7:30 pm

When a reclusive and renowned folding artist opens her origami studio to a high school teacher and a young hip-hop prodigy, the three of them discover reams of connection and surprises. A poignant and entertaining reminder that life gets messy as it unfolds. A Seattle premiere; written by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Julie Beckman.

NOTE: two casts will perform at alternating dates; see ticketing page for cast schedules.

Purple Cast: Joyce Thi Brew, Laurence Hughes, and Akul Sood
Orange Cast: Duygu Erdogan Monson, Daniel Christianson, and Tanish Telukunta

Location: 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Avenue, Seattle)

Tickets $36 (artist & advance discount tickets also available), here.

 

Fat Ham @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
May 2 @ 7:30 pm

Juicy, a young queer Black man, has a lot on his plate. His mother just married his uncle after the untimely death of his father, whose ghost appears at a family barbecue demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. Sound familiar? Fresh from its Broadway debut, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a sparkling and uproarious new comedy about seeking love and liberation.

Written by James Ijames. Directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 4/25 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 5/4 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Off the Shelf – reading series @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
May 2 @ 7:30 pm

Each season, Tacoma Little Theatre presents the “Off the Shelf” reading series, where local directors and actors bring excellent scripts to life that are rarely seen on stage.

Tickets $10. See series info and show titles (when announced) here.

 

The Lehman Trilogy @ ACT (Downtown Seattle)
May 2 @ 7:30 pm

The Tony Award®-winning Best Play makes a thrilling Seattle debut after a triumphant run on London’s West End and Broadway. The Lehmans began as many American immigrants did in the 19th century: on a cold dock in New York City 1844 as a young Jewish man enters his new country for the first time. Joined by his two brothers, he lives the American Dream: from humble beginnings to outrageous success. 163 years later, that legacy—The Lehman Brothers—comes crashing down, triggering the largest financial crisis in history. How? Why? This extraordinary feat of storytelling invites us to question what success is worth, how legacy is defined, and what we value in the wake of devastating collapse.

ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 5/11 (matinee); see info here.

Previews 4/26-5/1; opens 5/2

Limited number of pay-what-you-choose advance tickets available for each performance. Rush tickets ($20) offered for all performances, if available. See discount ticket information here.

Tickets here.

 

May
3
Fri
A Tale of Peter Rabbit @ Seattle Children’s Theatre (Seattle Center)
May 3 @ 6:30 pm

Beatrix Potter’s timeless tale of Peter Rabbit is given a modern twist by award-winning writer Trista Baldwin. What does it mean to be a good bunny? If everyone thinks you’re a bad bunny, can you ever be good? In this moving and adventurous reimagining of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale, Peter Rabbit and his three sisters come together to tell a story of their very own. Directed by Anita Montgomery.

Accessibility: ASL interpreted performance 5/4 (1 pm); audio described performance 5/11 (4:30 pm); sensory friendly performance 5/5 (11 am); pay-what-you-choose preview 4/25 (6:30 pm).

Tickets here.