by David Lindsay-Abaire
Not recommended for children due to adult language and themes.
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Serendipity Playhouse productions are most suitable for adults. We do not recommend these plays for children, and infants are no longer allowed to attend so that adult audiences may enjoy the plays uninterrupted. Thank you for your understanding.
2013 Season Extras
THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH
by Miriam Feder
The musical "The Only Way Out Is Through" is Serendipity Players' New Play Competition selection for 2013, and is slated to be produced as dinner theater in collaboration with El Presidente Restaurant. "In six scenes and 15 musical numbers, all written by Feder (with musical arrangement by Tod Rainey), the author explores the heartache and pain that a woman must struggle through before she finds the "way out." Disillusions and dissolutions, professional disappointments and debilitating divorces are confronted, but ultimately transcended in a final musical affirmation of self...clever and sprightly and the music catchy." ~ The Oregonian
by David Lindsay-Abaire
(May 31 - June 23)
Directed by Tony Broom and Joni Moore
A woman with a rare form of amnesia wakes up every morning a blank slate. Her husband explains the situation, gives her breakfast and a book of essential information before taking his morning shower. As soon as he’s gone, a man claiming to be her brother arrives, telling her he’s there to rescue her. Like Alice through the looking glass, it’s there that her adventure truly begins. . .
"…heady fun…Like the resourceful chef who turns leftovers into haute cuisine, Mr. Lindsay-Abaire blends clichéd ingredients into something savory and distinctive…[a] dark, sweet and thoroughly engaging comedy." —NY Times. "…an antically zany new play…" —Variety. "…wicked fun…the evening explodes with laughter." —NY Magazine.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by Moises Kaufman
(July 26 - August 18)
Directed by Tony Broom
THE STORY:In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, and others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of their reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
"One of the ten best plays of the year. A pioneering work of theatrical reportage and a powerful stage event." —Time Magazine. "Astonishing. Not since Angels in America has a play attempted so much: nothing less than an examination of the American psyche at the end of the millennium." —Associated Press. "…nothing short of stunning…you will be held in rapt attention." —New York Magazine
by Ira Levin
(October 11 - November 3)
Directed by Alicia Marie Turvin
This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary's Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan's strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long- dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually induce her to impersonate Veronica briefly to solace the only living Brabissant, her addled sister who believes Veronica alive. Once dressed in Veronica's clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica's room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan?
“Like being trapped in someone else's nightmare...jarring and (with a) surprising climax...a neat, elegant thriller." - Village Voice
by Daniel Sullivan
Directed by Joni Moore
A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in this hilarious hit from Seattle. A man who asks to audition at a small theatre is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor and he is given a role in the current production, A Christmas Carol. Everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity. Perfect anytime, this delight is particularly appropriate at Christmas. - samuelfrench.com"I laughed till I cried...Sheer comic genius." - Journal American
"Hundreds of jokes...about...anything that strikes the author's sardonic fancy." - Seattle Weekly
"A razzle dazzle of funny characters and ingenious jokes." - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"A Dickens of a giggle." - Seattle Times
"A rollicking farce." - Everett Herald
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A NOTE ABOUT ASL
In keeping with our mission to provide barrier-free theatre, Serendipity Players would like to provide American Sign Language shadow interpreters for performances. We are accepting letters of interest from ASL signers who would like to exchange interpreter services for a course in Shadow Interpreting for stage. For more information about Shadow Interpreting please see the TerpTheatre site here.
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