Anna, Take Me Out, Bad Dates, Ma Rainey and Zimmerman's Secret Set for Seattle Rep 2004-05

News   Anna, Take Me Out, Bad Dates, Ma Rainey and Zimmerman's Secret Set for Seattle Rep 2004-05 Seattle Repertory Theatre has announced its eight-play season which will include works from Nilo Cruz, Richard Greenberg, Michael Frayn, Mary Zimmerman, August Wilson and Theresa Rebeck among others.
Mary Zimmerman
Mary Zimmerman

The Washington state stage company will also present a special (non-subscription) production of Matthew Lombardo's Tea at Five featuring actress Kate Mulgrew as Katharine Hepburn.

Productions will play at the company's mainstage Bagley Wright Theatre and smaller space The Leo K. Theatre. The season is as follows (subject to change):

  • Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz (Oct. 2-30) - Wright
    Seattle Rep artistic director Sharon Ott directs Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama which centers on a reader who recites "Anna Karenina" to cigar factory workers.
  • Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg (Nov. 6-Dec. 4) - Wright
    Tony Award winner Joe Mantello directs the Tony Award-winning work which earned him his award. The play follows the series of events that result from a star baseball player coming out.
  • Bad Dates by Theresa Rebeck (Nov. 20-Dec. 18) - Leo K. Theatre
    A restaurant manager/shoe connoisseur returns to the dating scene to less than perfect results.
  • Noises Off by Michael Frayn (Dec. 11, 2004-Jan. 15, 2005) - Wright
    The classic farce takes audiences in the process of and behind the scenes while a group of actors perform a door-slamming farce of their own.
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson (Jan. 22-Feb. 19, 2005) - Wright
    Set in a Chicago recording studio, the work centers around a group of musicians and their blues diva.
  • The Chosen by Chaim Potok and Aaron Posner (Feb. 5-March 2, 2005) - Leo K. Posner's adaptation of Potok’s classic novel finds two fathers and their teen-age sons amid different religious traditions in 1940's Brooklyn.
  • The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman (Feb. 26-March 26, 2005) - Wright
    The Tony Award winner for Metamorphoses takes on the five classic European fairy tales "Three Blind Queens," "Allerleirah," "The Princess Who Wouldn’t Laugh" and "Silent for Seven Years," framed by a twist on "Beauty and the Beast" comes to life on stage as directed by its adapter.
  • The Constant Wife by W. Somerset Maugham (April 2-30, 2005) - Wright
    The story of a woman who discovers her devoted husband is sleeping with her best friend, but doesn't want to accept his infidelity or simply throw him out.

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    Tickets and subscriptions are available to the 2004-2005 season at Seattle Rep, 155 Mercer Street in Seattle, WA, by calling (206) 443-2222 or toll-free at (877) 900-9285. For more information, visit www.seatttlerep.org.

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