Funny, serious, a bit strange, and downright weird are all adjectives that can be used to describe the 8 plays that make up “the unauthorized history of Kenmore.” As If Theatre Company’s second-annual short play festival, the Kenmore Quickies, brings together 8 playwrights, 8 directors, and 14 actors in a weekend of brand-new works.
Each of the 8 plays are based upon a different piece of Kenmore’s history. The local playwrights are randomly assigned their cast and director and given a limited number of props to use (or not use). Then the playwrights are sequestered for 4 weeks to devise their Tall Tall. On the deadline, the playwright hands off the script to the director as they gather with their cast to rehearse for 2 weeks prior to opening night.
Each evening, audience members will vote for the Audience Favorite Award, which will be presented after Sunday’s performance.
This popular event plays at the historic Kenmore Community Club located right in the heart of Brewery Row and backs up to the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Tickets ($22) here.