Seattle Shakespeare Company News

Sex in the City: Measure for Measure

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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

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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 […]

Casting News: Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure Casting News

Casting is nearly complete for “Measure for Measure” and the company nearly reflects the demographics of the city of Seattle. “‘Measure for Measure’ is Shakespeare’s most urban play,” said director Desdemona Chiang. “It is a play about a city. Every single scene takes place in a public place…an office, the court, a street, a brothel, […]

Twelfth Night First Rehearsal

Twelfth Night First Rehearsal

Shipwrecked romantics get washed ashore in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s sparkling comedy Twelfth Night directed by Jon Kretzu at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center. Rehearsals for the play started on Tuesday, September 23rd. “The play for me is so much about all the different parts of love,” said Kretzu to the crowd gathered in the […]

Casting News: Twelfth Night

Casting News Twelfth Night

  Several Seattle Shakespeare Company friends return to our stage for our fall production of “Twelfth Night” which starts performances October 21. Jon Kretzu, who staged our elegant and captivating production of “Love’s Labour’s Lost” has brought back several cast members from that 2013 production The production features Allie Pratt as Viola and Jay Myers […]