Events

NOW ON STAGE: THE LAST WORLD OCTOPUS WRESTLING CHAMPION

JUN 20 – JUL 28 2019

Book, music and lyrics by Justin Huertas

Musical arrangements & orchestrations by Steven Tran

Directed by Mathew Wright

Gregory Award-winning playwright of LIZARD BOY

Senior year (and falling in love) is hard enough, but when the discovery of her mother’s old trophy throws open the locked doors of the past, a young girl must reckon with a world turned upside down – and the arrival of strange new abilities that seem to hint at a destiny beyond her wildest imaginations. Taking rich threads of Puget Sound history and folklore, musical mastermind Justin Huertas weaves a thrilling modern myth of love, family, and transformation.

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Note: this production features the use of water-based haze.

Runtime is 1 hour 45 minutes.


THE 19-20 SEASON

Discover Agents of Change, the 2019-20 Season at ArtsWest. A Season of theatre centered on revolutions: people who create, fuel and represent them. 

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RED. The hue of life and love, desire and determination, passion and power. Join us on July 27 to support ArtsWest and experience an evening inspired by the color that flows through the heart of us all. Staged throughout the Canvas event space, we invite you to embrace the energy, expression, and excitement and dive with us into RED.

RED: The Artswest Gala & Auction

July 27, 2019

Canvas Event Space

3412 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

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From the Blog

June 7th, 2019

ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright directs The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion, playing June 20 – July 28 at ArtsWest. In this interview, he discusses the origin story of this world premiere musical from Lizard Boy creator Justin Huertas. To learn more and get tickets to the musical, click here. How does the origin

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