By Kate Schwartz
Directed by Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth
Who knew a play about a fractured society in post-World War, post-pandemic London would feel so timely in 2022?
An adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s 1925 novel (Mrs. Dalloway), Clarissa Buys the Flowers Herself tells the story of one day in the life of a woman as she prepares to host a party. Clarissa Dalloway recalls memories of her life as an adventurous, free-spirited young woman. Thirty years later, the 1918 pandemic has taken an enormous toll on her both physically and mentally. Meanwhile, Septimus Warren Smith, a shell-shocked veteran, is constantly haunted by flashbacks of World War I.
With this script-in-hand workshop, Parley returns to in-person performance with an accomplished cast of beloved Seattle actors.
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