There is a Fringe Festival going on that started at the end of February and continues in March. Multiple solo and small shows, often new material that people are developing, and usually about an hour in length, so you can see more than one in a night. Here’s the link: http://seattlefringefestival.org/about-us/
Violet, ArtsWest, 3/3/16-4/4/15
A disfigured young woman dreams of becoming beautiful. After seeing a faith-healing minister on TV, she embarks on a bus trip across the American south in hopes of finding the minister and healing her face. Along the way, she learns the true meaning of beauty, courage and love. Written by Jeanine Tesori, the 2015 Tony award winning composer of Fun Home.
Luna Gale, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 3/4-27/16
A veteran social worker takes on the custody battle over a baby girl named Luna, but as she learns more about the family’s past, she begins to uncover long-buried memories of her own. Pamela Reed stars.
From Kings to Controllers, Ghostlight Theatricals, 3/4-19/16
Based on Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece, local playwright Stacy Flood dives into current issues of discrimination against women in video games, technology, and the arts. As one woman struggles to build a game that empowers, she is met with trials throughout each aspect of her endeavor – from within the gaming world and her own navigation of it.
Marching in Gucci: Memoirs of a Well-Dressed Activist, Gay City Arts, 3/10-13 and 3/17-20/16
A multimedia solo performance by Chad Goller-Sojourner that chronicles his coming-of-age as a black gay AIDS activist in the ‘90s in New York City. This veteran solo performer explores his paradoxical relationship of fighting to save lives of the unknown with simultaneously engaging in multiple self-harming behaviors.
Mariela in the Desert, Latino Theatre Projects, 3/17/16-4/9/16 (Theatre Off Jackson)
A story of a noted Mexican artistic family during the rise of the artistic movement known as Mexican Expressionism. It connects in its atmosphere to relevant figures such as Orozco, Tina Modotti, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo.
Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Seattle Shakespeare Company, 3/15/16-4/10/16
Vivie Warren benefited from opportunities not available to her mother, Kitty Warren, who pulled herself out of the slums of London with grit and guile. When they meet after many years apart, the long-kept secret of Mrs. Warren’s financial success comes to the surface. As Vivie comes to grips with the truth about her mother, she faces hard choices of her own.
The Other Place, Seattle Public Theater, 3/24/16-4/17/16
Sharr White’s other play, after February’s opening of Annapurna. Juliana Smithton (Seattle well known actor, Amy Thone) is a successful neuroscientist on the brink of a breakthrough in her field, but the rest of her life is unraveling. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped, and her health is in danger, as she unravels a personal, 10-year-old mystery. Nominated for a Tony Award, an Obie Award, and two Outer Circle Critic Awards including Outstanding New Play of 2011.
brownsville song (b-side for tray), Seattle Repertory Theatre, 3/25/16-4/24/16
Playwright Kimber Lee brings her new play “home” to Seattle. A senseless act of gang violence alters a high school senior’s dreams, leaving his family to pick up the pieces and find hope and resilience within their tight-knit Brooklyn borough.