Seattle Shakespeare Company News

Casting News: Othello

Othello Casting News

Our April/May performances of Othello are still months away, but we’re thrilled to announce the actors who will join us for the production directed by John Langs. Sean Phillips and Hillary Clemens will make their Seattle Shakespeare Company debuts in the roles of Othello and Desdemona. Also making her debut in the role of Bianca […]

Wrapping Up a Momentous Year

John Bradshaw and George Mount

We’ve been taking time to reflect on the year gone by and to start setting our sights on the horizon. It’s been a busy and exciting time for the company, and we are enormously proud of the achievements of the past year. When we compared our personal lists of highlights, they differed slightly, so we […]

Sex in the City: Measure for Measure

Colin Byrne as Claudio and Mary Jane Gibson as Isabella (2003)

It has been 12 years since Seattle Shakespeare Company last produced “Measure for Measure,” and prior to that it hadn’t been on our stage since 1993. This hard edged fable of justice, morality, and power can be a challenge to stage since it has such a cynical tone even though it is considered a comedy.  […]

Who were these people? Audiences in Shakespeare’s Day

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In Shakespeare’s day, London theaters like the Globe could accommodate up to 3,000 people watching popular plays. With theaters running most afternoons, that could mean as many as 10,000-20,000 people could see a play every week! Who were these people? Shakespeare’s audience was the very rich, the upper middle class, and the lower middle class. […]

Casting News: Tartuffe

Tartuffe Casting News

Get ready for some mayhem with Moliere as we will soon be welcoming a new cast to our stage for Tartuffe. Although there are still a few parts that we’re waiting to cast, we’re very excited to share director Makaela Pollock’s company with you. R. Hamilton Wright will play the wily title character Tartuffe. Wright […]

Measure for Measure First Rehearsal

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The old world rubs right up against contemporary views in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Measure for Measure directed by Desdemona Chiang at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center. Left to clean up a city rampant with corruption, Angelo lays down the law sentencing a young man, Claudio, to death for impregnating his own girlfriend Juliet before […]

Great Gift Giving Discounts

SSC Holiday Wish List

Get a head start on your holiday gift giving (or get a little something for yourself). We’ve got two great discount offers on tickets to shows that you won’t want to pass by. Take $10 Off Take $10 off each ticket you purchase to “Measure for Measure,” “Tartuffe,” “Macbeth,” or “Othello” when you enter the […]