Divorcees Mary and Jo think their best friend Liz's new beau, Jackson, is a serial killer. When Jackson announces plans to take Liz's 19-year-old daughter, Amanda, on a camping expedition, Mary and Jo snap into FBI mode to apprehend the evil ruffian. The wild plot and slapstick antics lead the quirky cast into the red rocks of Southern Utah on a journey that will leave you laughing and prove that nothing is ever as simple as it appears to be.
Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner - talking smack, passing the time and hoping that today a miracle will come. A provocative mash-up of Waiting for Godot and the Exodus saga, Pass Over exposes the unquestionable human spirit of young black men who dream about a promised land they've yet to find. Pop culture, historical and religious references intersect in this funny and alarming meditation on manhood, race and the cycle of violence that prevents too many from reaching their full potential. Enjoy this show at Seattle's Allen Theatre at ACT.
One of the most groundbreaking and romantic musicals ever written, West Side Story sets Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in the turbulent and passionate streets of New York's West Side during the 1950s. Tony is a dreamer, ready to leave his street gang behind and face the future head-on; Maria is idealistic and looking to explore womanhood and the world beyond her family's dress shop. When the two meet, their worlds stop - and cultural divides and societal expectations give way to star-crossed love. Featuring a live orchestra performing one of the most exciting scores ever written for the stage, and a story that tackles topics of prejudice, street violence, and the need for compassion between communities, this production at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre will rumble in your heart long after the final note is sung.
Jende and Neni Jonga have recently emigrated from Cameroon to America to try to make a new life for themselves and their young son. When the Great Recession starts to upend the economy, the Jongas begin to grasp the fragility of the American dream. Imbolo Mbue masterfully weaves a story of class divide, immigration, and marriage in her remarkable debut novel. Behold the Dreamers is a New York Times best-seller, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and a pick for Oprah's Book Club.
When the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth-grade production of Grease. Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.
Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. You won't be able to resist the spoofy fun of Reefer Madness. The addictive and clever musical numbers range from big Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes like "Down at the Ol' Five and Dime" and the Vegas-style "Listen to Jesus, Jimmy," featuring J.C. Himself leading a chorus of showgirl angels.
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete - and completely satisfying - new musical in a long time" (USA Today).
Get ready for the wettest, hottest, American-est summer show ever as drag extravaganza Camptacular! hits The Triple Door in Seattle. This "brilliantly deranged" spectacle (TimeOut NY) takes you to the campiest of summer camps, featuring an all-star cast of Seattle dance, drag, and burlesque icons. In the hilarious tradition of classic and awesomely awful American summer camp movies - think Meatballs - Camptacular! takes you on a surreal and nostalgic trip to the great outdoors, where campers roast their weenies by the fire, tell bizarre ghost stories, frolic in sleeping bags, fall in love in the moonlight and sneak into the woods ... all culminating in the most epic camp "talent show" Seattle has ever seen.
Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to sweeten with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now's your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before-get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!
In this world premiere play by ACT 2018 Core Member, Yussef El Guindi, lust, jealousy and post-traumatic stress bring things between old friends to a boil. Jason is a veteran of the Iraq War who returns home to literary glory after writing an international best-seller, a heroic account of his wartime experience. His celebrity is underscored by his marriage to Madeeha, an Iraqi woman he saved in a house-to-house raid. When he reunites with old friends, Amir and Lynn, questions start to emerge about the veracity of the book and its particular patriotic American gaze. Enjoy People of the Book at Seattle's Allen Theatre at ACT.