2013-2014 Season

Seattle Shakespeare Company’s 2013-2014 season starts up in October. You are going to join us, aren’t you? Check out the exciting lineup of plays and artists we have in store for you.

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Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare | Directed by George Mount
Oct. 23-Nov. 17, 2013 – Center Theatre

Everyone knows that Beatrice and Benedick were meant for each other…except these two sharp-tongued wits can’t see it themselves! Only the shared resolve of redeeming a young girl’s honor brings the warring pair together. Filled with eccentric clowns, heart-warming families, and troublesome rogues, this vibrant comic celebration of romance will have you cheering when love eventually wins out.

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Richard II

By William Shakespeare | Directed by Rosa Joshi
Jan. 8-Feb. 2, 2014 – Center Theatre

This lyrical beginning to the War of the Roses is among the most moving of all of Shakespeare’s histories. More poet than monarch, Richard II is ill-suited to the role that lineage and legacy demands of him. Surrounded by ambitious men who would prey on his vulnerabilities, Richard is toppled from the throne by his cunning and capable cousin, Henry. But in the loss of his worldly power, Richard makes an unexpected revelation far more important than any kingdom.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde | Directed by Victor Pappas
March 19-Apr. 13, 2014 – Center Theatre

Oscar Wilde’s outlandish masterpiece is one of the cleverest comedies in the English language. Dapper Jack Worthing and Algernon, his compatriot in cavorting, have fallen for two ladies who have their hearts set on marrying a man named Ernest. In order to pursue the romance, both men concoct an elaborate deception which leads to an even more outlandish surprise when the formidable Lady Bracknell starts sleuthing about for the far-fetched truth.

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King Lear

By William Shakespeare | Directed by Sheila Daniels
Apr. 24-May 11, 2014 – Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center

The ultimate family drama matched by intense political intrigue, King Lear traces an aging monarch’s descent into madness. Weary of his royal duties, King Lear elects to distribute his lands among his three daughters. But sweet falsities and hubris blind Lear to the true motives of those around him, scorching king and kingdom to ashes with consequences that unearth the worst and best in human nature.

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All titles, dates, locations, and artists subject to change.