2014-2015 General Auditions

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Seattle Shakespeare Company will hold general auditions on Saturday May 17 from 1:30 PM to 8:30 PM and on Sunday, May 18 from 11AM to 6PM for the following productions: Twelfth Night, directed by Jon Kretzu Measure for Measure, directed by Desdemona Chiang Tartuffe, directed by Makaela Pollock Othello, directed by John Langs Where: Auditions […]

Casting News for Wooden O

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We’re thrilled to announce our casting for this summer’s free Wooden O productions of The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Julius Caesar which start performances on Thursday, July 10. Both productions will perform in park venues throughout King County and then transfer to Walla Walla, WA as part of Shakespeare Walla Walla. David Quicksall, who […]

Flash Sale – Mother’s Day Weekend

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Buy One, Get One Free Ticket Sale to “King Lear” Could things have turned out different for the Lear family if Mom had been around to keep Dad and the girls in line? We’ll never know, but you can thank your Mom for raising you right (and not teaching you how to gouge out a […]

Leading Us Into Temptation – Artistic Director George Mount on the 2014-2015 Season

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I think the season coming up has some amazing play titles associated with and some amazing directors associated with each of those shows. And again, it’s also coming in as one of those seasons where the directors are coming at the plays from a passion point of view. The theme of the season this year […]

“King Lear” Now Extended Through May 17

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Following a sold-out run of The Importance of Being Earnest, Seattle Shakespeare Company announced today that it will extend its production of King Lear through May 17 with four additional performances at the Cornish Playhouse. King Lear directed by Sheila Daniels opens on Friday, April 25. The production will have a total of 20 performances […]

“King Lear” – Shakespeare’s Game of Thrones

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If you’re looking for political intrigue, dynastic feuding, disguises, storms, bloodshed, and wresting for power, you could tune into HBO’s series “Game of Thrones” or you could see the original source live – Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” “King Lear” has cropped up frequently in the news as of late and recent major productions of the play […]

Short Shakes “Earnest” – Youth Performances

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This spring nine young actors flex their comedy muscles in our Short Shakes Youth Performances of “The Importance of Being Earnest.”  Jack loves Gwendolen. His best friend Algernon loves Cecily, but both ladies are in love with a man named Ernest. Find out how they untangle this comic knot. Short Shakes is more than just […]

First rehearsal for “King Lear”

"'King Lear' was the first piece of theatre that I saw that changed me," said director Sheila Daniels. "I remember seeing it in Ashland when I was 15. It moved me to tears as a witness, and as a frightened, confused teenager, it made me say 'I want to do that. That's what I want to do for a living. I want to make people feel like this.'"

Seattle Shakespeare Company completes its 2013-2014 indoor season this spring with Shakespeare’s tragedy of a family and country splintered by misrule and pride — King Lear directed by Sheila Daniels. 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 […]

2014-2015 Season Announced – Lead Us Into Temptation

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Artistic Director George Mount announced the company’s plans for 2014-2015 that include expanding to five plays for its indoor season, the return of directors Jon Kretzu and John Langs, and the mainstage directing debuts of Desdemona Chiang and Makaela Pollock. “Many of the projects in this coming year have been in the works for several […]