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THIS GIRL LAUGHS, THIS GIRL CRIES, THIS GIRL DOES NOTHING

Mar 17 – Apr 10 2022

by Finegan Kruckemeyer

Triplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made – one sister will walk one way, one the other, and the third will stay right where she is. Twenty years later, having circumnavigated the globe, and fought Vikings, and crossed oceans, and tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three meet again, as women.  What they learn on their separate journeys will change everything, and at the same time nothing, in this moving and irresistibly charming modern-day fairytale.

An adventure story for all ages! Ages 7 and up recommended.

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How to see this show in-person or online

  • Tickets are offered at 4 price levels, starting at $15.
  • This show runs about 75 minutes with no intermission.
  • Masks will be required for everyone over the age of 2 years old; proof of vaccine or a negative test for everyone 5 and above.
  • A professionally filmed version will be available to stream for online ticket holders approximately two weeks after Opening Night. Online tickets come with a surprise goodie bag – we want to bring the fun to you! Look for your package in the mail.

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MONSTERS OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA

Jan 27 – Feb 20 2022

by Christian St. Croix – NOW STREAMING

 

How to see this show online:

  • Tickets are offered at 4 price levels, starting at $15.
  • You will receive a link and access code upon purchase.
  • We’ll even send a gift of popcorn to your mailing address!
  • The show will be online until Midnight on March 23rd, 2022.

When his husband dies, Remy Washington, a Black man, finds himself both the owner of a drive-in movie theater and a caregiver to his late husband’s straight, white teenage son, Pup. United by their love of classic American monster movies, the two have developed a warm and caring familial chemistry – but their relationship fractures when Remy discovers Pup and his friends have been bullying a gay teen at his school. Monsters of the American Cinema is a haunting and humorous tale about fathers and sons, ghosts and monsters.  

Content note: Mature language and content; discussions of racism and violence against the LGBTQIA+ community. The play explores the grief of losing a parent and lover to drug use and overdose.

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WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE

Nov 26 – Dec 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas 

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Seating Note for the North Section – when viewing the north section seating map please note that the space in the middle is for a scenic element and is not an aisle.

Language Note – for those who may be bringing children, the subject matter is just fine for kids, although the word “asshole” is repeated.  

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A Very Merry Kraken Tea Party

Nov 27 – Feb 21 2021

EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 21ST!

A New Holiday Mini-Musical

Book and Lyrics by Justin Huertas


Music by Justin Huertas and Steven Tran


Arrangements and Musical Directed by Steven Tran


Production Designed and Edited by Cameron Lee


Co-Directed by Mathew Wright and Justin Huertas

 

Featuring five new songs from powerhouse playwright/composer/lyricist Justin Huertas, A VERY MERRY KRAKEN TEA PARTY follows the characters of Justin’s 2019 ArtsWest hit THE LAST WORLD OCTOPUS WRESTLING CHAMPION.  As winter hits, the octopus Nia and Lee formed together has mysteriously separated and both have come ashore just as Todd and David are getting ready to celebrate their first Christmas together.  With a new problem to solve, and with Grace away on tour in Thailand, all try to figure out how to celebrate holiday love with each other while they remain apart.

In case you didn’t see the original show or want to watch it with someone who hasn’t, Justin made a super handy recap!

 

The show is available via video streaming. Multiple ticket prices offered to match patron accessibility: $10 – $100.

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