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 […]

Charting ‘Earnest’

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When a director sets out to stage a play, it’s a journey of discovery, and at times you really wish you had a road map to help get you to where you want to be.  We stumbled upon this fun info graphic created to map out Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” It brings […]

Such Sweet Thunder on KPLU

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Seattle Shakespeare Company was part of a sensational concert in February with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra – Such Sweet Thunder: The Duke Meets the Bard. If you missed the concert or just want to relive the experience, tune in Jim Wilke’s program Jazz Northwest on Sunday, March 9 at 2 PM to KPLU 88.5 […]

First Rehearsal for “Earnest”

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    Only one other writer could compete with Shakespeare for the title of the most quoted playwright, and that is Oscar Wilde. Seattle Shakespeare Company produces their first production of a Wilde play with The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Victor Pappas this spring. The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde’s last […]

Casting News for King Lear

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Our cast for “King Lear” is nearly complete and we’re thrilled with the company that will be joining us for the production this spring. Dan Kremer will play the title role of Lear. Dan just finished up his run as John of Gaunt in our “Richard II.” Joining him as Lear’s daughters Goneril, Regan, and […]

Win Tickets to Genre Bender

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Here’s your chance to catch an artistic mash up like no other. City Arts commissioned five pairs of artists from different disciplines to create brand-new pieces of work. After collaborating for several months, the 10 artists will premiere their category-defying hybrids during two performances on Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16 at Seattle Center’s Cornish […]

Seattle Shakespeare Company to Transfer Productions to Walla Walla

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Starting with our production of “Richard II” and continuing on with our Spring production of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Seattle Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Walla Walla are embarking on a partnership to bring professional classical theatre productions to Eastern Washington.    “I’m thrilled that we’ll be returning to Walla Walla with our indoor productions,” […]

On Playing Shakespeare with Brenda Joyner

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Hermia, Perdita, Olivia, Desdemona, Ophelia, Hero, Lavinia. You’d be hard pressed to find another young actress who has tackled so many of Shakespeare’s female roles…all before age 30. And yet, actress Brenda Joyner is still learning what she loves about performing Shakespeare. Turn on the sound and listen as Brenda shares what she loves about […]