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Theatre for Life: Don’t miss out on your chance to win!

July 17th, 2012 by Seattle Repertory Theatre

Win Theatre for Life! Join us at Seattle Rep on August 18 for the chance to win!

It’s time to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, and we want you to be a part of it! So what better way to celebrate than by giving away Theatre For Life? Complete a scavenger hunt for the chance to win 2 lifelong subscriptions to Seattle Rep! 

Theatre for Life: A Theatrical Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, August 18, 2012, 12 p.m.

Scavenger Hunt & Block Party all afternoon…
Food Trucks! Drinks! Music! Games! Prizes!

How do I win?

Arrive at Seattle Rep at noon and enter to compete in our scavenger hunt to win Theatre For Life. You’ll be given a booklet that will guide you to eight show-specific locations at Seattle Center. At each booth, you’ll perform a task related to a play in our 50th Anniversary season and receive a stamp after completing the challenge. After you’ve visited all eight stations, you’ll return to Seattle Rep and be entered to win the grand prize. 

What else is happening that day besides the scavenger hunt?

We’re throwing a block party! You know…food trucks, drinks, music, games. The whole shebang. It’s a time to hang out with fellow theatre lovers, enjoy the Seattle summer, and learn more about our upcoming shows. 

The scavenger hunt kicks off at noon, and the party should begin around 1:30 p.m. at Seattle Rep.

Can I win prizes other than Theatre for Life?

Yes! While only one winner will receive the grand prize of Theatre for Life, there are plenty of other door prizes to take home! And you don’t have to compete in the hunt to be eligible for the other prizes. So join us! 

How can I learn more?

Sign-up for e-mail updates via our website. We’ll be rolling out more details about the scavenger hunt, party, and prizes over the next month so stay in the loop!

And don’t forget to join the Theatre for Life Facebook event and invite your friends. See you August 18th!


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Stuck on what to get Dad? Try a SRT Gift Card

June 13th, 2012 by Seattle Repertory Theatre

Stuck on what to give Dad this weekend for Father’s Day? Or how about what to give that recent graduate, that soon-to-be newlywed couple, or the upcoming birthday girl?

Seattle Rep gift certificates make the perfect gift and are available through our box office (206-443-2222) or website. The best part? They never expire and can be used throughout our exciting 50th Anniversary season, highlighted below. . .

Pullman Porter Blues by Cheryl L. West—a world premiere production

A captivating coming of age story—woven with live blues music—that follows three generations of porters as they confront dark secrets from their past and tough truths about their future together. 

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

An imaginative and intimate take on Tennessee Williams’ shattering classic, in which an aging Southern Belle longs for her youth and dreams of a better life for her children.

Inspecting Carol by Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre Resident Company

This quirky Seattle Rep classic goes behind the scenes at a struggling theatre’s annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol—a hilarious spoof that makes for a night at the theatre that is anything but show business as usual. 

American Buffalo by David Mamet

Set in a run-down junk shop, three men of great ambition and low morals plan a heist of a customer’s valuable coin collection in Mamet’s modern masterpiece. 

Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler

An intriguing portrait of British scientist Rosalind Franklin and her—often overlooked—role in the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure. A complex tale of how a courageous woman operated in a field dominated by men. 

Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire

This Tony-nominated New York hit is an insightful comedy of class and culture that focuses on Margie, a single mother from the wrong side of the tracks who seeks a fresh start with an old flame.  

Boeing-Boeing by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Beverley Cross

It’s the 1960s and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: he’s juggling three stewardess fiancés at his flat in Paris. But his fun soon turns to chaos in this riotous farce when all three arrive in town at the same time! 

Visit our website for more info about the 50th Anniversary season and buying gift certificates!

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50th Anniversary Season will open with Pullman Porter Blues

August 19th, 2011 by Seattle Repertory Theatre

Playwright Cheryl L. West

Artistic Director Jerry Manning announced today that Seattle writer Cheryl L. West’s new play with music, Pullman Porter Blues, will be the season opener for the theatre’s 50th Anniversary season, beginning fall 2012. The remainder of the 50th Anniversary season will be announced this spring.

Seattle Rep has a long history of collaborating with some of the country’s most important playwrights to develop the next great works of American theatre. The theatre’s New Play Program was launched under former Artistic Director Daniel Sullivan and then officially re-energized in 2009 by Manning.

“Since the re-commitment to the New Play Program, Pullman Porter Blues is the first project we’ve commissioned that will premiere on our main stage,” said Manning. “This is an exciting moment to see how the process can work—from the seed of an idea to the full realization of a new play.”

In 2008, Seattle Rep commissioned West to write Pullman Porter Blues, and the theatre has worked with the playwright through the development process. There have been three workshops at the theatre.

West and director Lisa Peterson continue development of the script through the New Play Program this year. They have assembled a team of actors and musicians to work on the script in its final phases. They include John Aylward, Emily Chisholm, Chuck Cooper, Larry Marshall, Tonya Pinkins, Warner Miller, Chic Street Man, and Pat Hill.

Director Lisa Peterson

Peterson, who directed An Iliad at Seattle Rep in May 2010, has been collaborating with West for the past year on the development, and she will direct the full production. Jmichael is the music director and composer. Originally from Alabama, Jmichael is one of the country’s leading composers of gospel and spiritual music. Essentially a play with music (as opposed to a traditional musical), Pullman Porter Blues is woven with live blues music, played by musicians who are part of the play’s narrative.

Set in 1937 on the Panama Limited train, Pullman Porter Blues centers on three generations of porters working the sleeping cars the night of the famous Joe Louis/James Braddock boxing match. As the train chugs from Chicago towards New Orleans, grandfather, father, and son spar; racial tensions flare; and Midwest blues flavor the night.

Seattle Rep has previously produced four of West’s plays: Birdie Blue, Jar the Floor, Play On!, and Holiday Heart, and they commissioned the gospel musical Rejoice!. West has lived in Seattle since 1999. Her work has appeared in theatres across the country, as well as for TV (adaptation of Holiday Heart) and the web series Diary of a Single Mom.

“We have a long history of working with Cheryl, and it has been incredible to partner with her on such a powerful piece,” said Manning. “I’m proud that Cheryl is one of our own—a Seattle writer. To start our 50th anniversary season with the premiere of this play? I can’t wait.”

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