Check out the list of upcoming theatre events in Seattle! Make sure to join us after for cocktails and late night eats.
THE GREAT LEAP
by Lauren Yee
produced in association with Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company
directed by Eric Ting
March 23, 2018 – April 22, 2018
China, 1971. The Communist Cultural Revolution is in full swing. San Francisco, 1989. The city by the bay is on the brink of a cultural revolution of its own. The name of the game is BASKETBALL. Beijing University’s Coach Wen Chang is the quiet, efficient Tim Duncan-esque Party supporter, and Manford is a young, sparky kid from SF’s Chinatown, vertically challenged, yet graced with undeniable BALLER SKILL. As the story leaps back and forth in time, Wen Chang and Manford play the game, facing unimaginable CULTURAL BARRIERS and as they circle ever closer to one another, an undeniable truth is revealed: That sometimes there’s more to life than MAKING THE SHOT.
PRESENTED BY SEATTLE OPERA
By Giuseppe Verdi
A profoundly personal love story told on a grand scale, Aida showcases Verdi’s power to translate human emotions into magnificent music. The high-stakes love triangle between a captured princess, a conflicted military commander, and the King’s formidable daughter unfolds in a variety of Egyptian locales amid glorious spectacle and rousing choruses—including the famous Triumphal March.
This visually imposing all-new production includes hieroglyphic projections by noted street artist RETNA and evocative choreography by in-demand visionary Jessica Lang. Aida looms large as a monumental masterpiece of the highest order.
In Italian with English subtitles
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, with 1 intermission
by Danai Gurira
directed by Taibi Magar
produced in association with The Guthrie Theater
April 27 – May 27, 2018
In wintry Minnesota, the Chinyaramwira family is getting ready for the marriage of their eldest daughter, but when the bride wants to observe a TRADITIONAL ZIMBABWEAN CUSTOM for her wedding, deep-seated tensions arise. Adding fuel to the flames, unexpected family guests turn up revealing UNINVITED SECRETS. Written by Tony™-nominated Danai Gurira, Familiar focuses a lens on the MESSY, HILARIOUS, SPIRITED dynamic of a modern first-generation Zimbabwean American family, revealing the layers of complexities rooted in the search for A SENSE OF BELONGING.
Love & Ballet
PRESENTED BY PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET
FROM APPARENT TO ABSTRACT, LOVE REVEALS DIVERSE FACES IN THIS FOUR-PACK OF CONTEMPORARY HITS. Water is thematic in Christopher Wheeldon’s undulating Tide Harmonic as well as his divine After the Rain pas de deux. Appassionata, Benjamin Millepied’s tempestuous and tender work for three couples, makes a welcome return as does Justin Peck’s delightful Year of the Rabbit, an exhilarating rush to the music of Sufjan Stevens.
The 44th Annual Seattle International Film Festival
May 17 – June 10, 2018
More than 400 films from 80 countries. 25 days. 155,000 attendees. The largest and most highly-attended film festival in the United States, now in its 44th year.
participant in the Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare Festival
adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt
May 18 – June 17, 2018
In playwright/director Erica Schmidt’s innovative adaptation, SEVEN YOUNG WOMEN gather after school to re-tell the story of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s epic tragedy about the CORROSIVE EFFECTS OF AMBITION Witches, ghosts, and prophecies drive this dark tale of a Scottish general who believes he is destined to be King of Scotland. And as the girls immerse themselves further and further in this infamous tragedy, the line between REAL LIFE AND BLOODY FANTASY becomes increasingly blurred…
adaptation/music/new lyrics by Todd Almond
original Concept & Direction by Lear DeBessonet
directed by Marya Sea Kaminski
September 8, 2017 – September 10, 2017