Wow! Seattle Shakespeare Company alums are appearing in shows all over town. Here is a handful of productions that we’re excited about this week.
Superior Donuts – now through October 21 at Seattle Public Theater. Russ Banham (who will direct our upcoming production of A Doll’s House) staged this new play about the unlikely and touching friendship between a disillusioned donut shop owner and a streetwise would-be novelist. The cast features SSC alums Kevin McKeon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Gordon Carpenter (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Threepenny Opera) and Alexander Samuels (Chamber Cymbeline).
Titus Andronicus – now through October 7 at the Lee Center. It is the final weekend for Upstart Crow’s fine all-female production. Amy Thone (SSC’s casting director and Cleopatra in our upcoming Antony and Cleopatra) plays the title role joined by a bevy of Seattle Shakespeare/Wooden O veterans including Kate Wisniewski (WO Much Ado About Nothing), Tracy Hyland (WO Macbeth), Kelly Kitchens ( Kate in upcoming The Taming of the Shrew) Brenda Joyner (WO The Winter’s Tale, Hamlet), Peggy Gannon (As You Like It – 2004), Sarah Harlett (All’s Well That Ends Well), Therese Diekhans (Coriolanus, WO The Winter’s Tale), Zoey Belyea (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Terri Weagant (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Donna Woods (As You Like It). Definitely, a must see!
Pullman Porter Blues – now through October 28 at Seattle Repertory Theatre. The Rep opened their 50th Anniversary season with this highly enjoyable romp featuring a live blues band on stage. Emily Chisholm (WO Twelfth Night, The Servant of Two Masters) and Richard Ziman (Hamlet, Henry IV, Pts 1 & 2) are both in the cast.