3/5/15-4/4/15 New Century Theatre Company opens its season at 12th Avenue Arts with The Flick by Annie Baker. Avery, Rose, and Sam work at a rundown movie theater that still shows films reel to reel. They discuss life and movies in a journey of self-exploration through issues of race, sexual identity, and family. This script won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize.
3/5/15-3/29/15 Chinglish ArtsWest and SiS Productions co-produced this comedy by David Henry Hwang which focuses on a naïve American business man who goes to China to score a lucrative contract for his family’s firm, only to encounter miscomprehensions and malapropisms galore.
3/19/15-4/26/15 No Way To Treat A Lady is the next musical at Village Theatre in Issaquah and then Everett from 5/1-24/15. In a new musical comedy thriller, actor-turned-murderer Christopher “Kit” Gill’s ultimate goal isn’t a victim headcount – it’s a headline, and he’ll stop at nothing to get it. Based on the best-selling novel by William Goldman, author of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride.
3/28/15-4/18/15 In 2011, playwright Wayne Rawley and Theater Schmeater debuted Live! From the Last Night of My Life. It was one of the best productions of that year. In a rarely seen event, another local company, Theatre22, is presenting it again with almost every member of the original cast and even crew at 12th Avenue Arts. Doug Sample is depressed. He works graveyard at a mini-mart, hasn’t gotten anywhere. He’s decided to shoot himself in the head right in front of the security cameras at the end of this shift. But before the night is over, Doug will be visited by his past, his present, his possible futures, and some particularly annoying customers.
3/26/15-4/12/15 Seattle Public Theater opens Slow Girl. A troubled young woman visits her reclusive uncle in the jungles of Costa Rica. Each of them struggles to connect and confront a history of scandal and poor judgment.
3/27/15-4/25/15 The Most Deserving is Theater Schmeater’s next production. In a backwater Kansas town, the art commission has $20,000 to give to a local artist. This comedy addresses questions like “Is it art?” and “Who gets to decide?”
3/12/15-4/4/15 The next Pony World play has a very long title: We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884–1915. It plays at New City Theater. Framed as a rehearsal by a theater troupe telling a story about a little-known genocide in Africa, the ensemble finds it leads them close to home.