photo The Passion (c) Marquicia Domingue
Based on the variety of representations on Seattle stage’s this month, our fair city looks much more cosmopolitan than the demographic studies suggest!
Zig Zag Festival, Annex Theatre, 8/4-19/15 (Tuesday/Wednesday nights)
6 female playwrights write a play, direct a play and advise a play. Shorts in a range of topics.
Indian Ink, Sound Theatre Company, 8/13-30/15 (at the Seattle Center Armory)
Tom Stoppard loves to work on more than one level. Here, he introduces a poet travelling through India in the 1930s and her sister, in the ‘80s in England trying to preserve her legacy. The surprising story of two people whose connection lives on through art, Indian Ink is an evocative portrait of love and loss while crossing cultural divides and a quest for divine sensuality. (Contains nudity.)
The Tumbleweed Zephyr, Pork Filled Productions, 8/14-29/15 (at 12th Ave Arts)
Two brothers climb aboard the Tumbleweed Zephyr, a transcontinental train headed out of New Providence for the wilds of the Western Territories. But what starts as a simple rail journey takes unexpected turns, with airship bandit raids, twists of fate, wayward romance and the lonely call of a train whistle echoing across a clear desert sky. So grab your satchel and dust off your best traveling hat for this epic new summer adventure!
The Passion As Told by Antigona Perez, Thriving Artists, 8/14-30/15 (at 12th Avenue Arts)
A new company and a new translation of Puerto Rican playwright Luis Rafael Sanchez brings the Greek classic to modern day. A multitude of new reporters for online news, and citizens who tweet and update Facebook highlight the discrepancy between perception and reality in the era of global information.
The Great American Trailer Park Musical, STAGEright (at Richard Hugo House) 8/14-29/15
This rock and roll country musical explores the relationships between the tenants at the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park in Florida, particularly between Pippi, “the stripper on the run,” the Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic Jeannie, and Jeannie’s tollbooth collector husband Norbert.
John Baxter is a Switch Hitter, Intiman Theatre, 8/18/15-9/27/15, (at Cornish Playhouse)
When one gay softball team claims their opponent has too many “straight ringers” in the championship game, the accused players must publicly defend themselves—and their sexual past—before an impromptu tribunal. A comic, modern-day witch hunt inspired by an outlandishly true Seattle story.
Paper Angels, SiS Productions, 8/20-31/15 (at INScape)
In 1915, eager and hopeful Chinese immigrants await permission to enter the United States at the West Coast immigration center located at Angel Island in San Francisco Bay.