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American Idiot – forget the theatER you think you know


Friday, October 2nd at 10:00 PM
Friday, October 9th at 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 11th at 7:30 PM (new Closing)

Equal parts house party, opera, rock concert and theater, ArtsWest’s immersive, environmental staging explodes beyond the traditional theater space, as a group of lost young Americans take over an entire building and use it to tell their story.

ArtsWest’s production gives the audience two distinct ways to engage with the story: the observational and immersive experiences. The observational experience is what theatre-goers know as “traditional theatre.” You choose your own seat, sit back, and let American Idiot come to you – all around you.

The immersive experience is unlike any other production of American Idiot and unlike any other performance at ArtsWest. Audience members are on their feet, guided through multiple spaces in the building, up stairs, down hallways, on an intimate journey into the lives of main characters Tunny, Will, and Johnny. Come play with us.


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Click on the picture to take you to the American Idiot page.  Once you land use your cursor to explore the two ways to experience American Idiot – OBSERVATIONAL and IMMERSIVE. Click on the American Idiot logo for show information.

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What is this place America, that we call home? Who are the “we” in question?  The “we” who are supposed to stand united, supporting, celebrating and accomplishing a set of common goals together?  What are those goals?  And why do “we the people” seem anything but united? 

This season, we will encounter a group of individuals engaged in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness in the country they’ve been told make all things possible – the American Dream.  It’s a journey I can’t wait to take with you and a season of six incredible productions I can’t wait to share.

Mathew Wright, Artistic Director

READ ABOUT OUR SEASON Misha Berson, The Seattle Times




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