SEATTLE-- Four one act plays, written by David Mamet, Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin, and Christopher Durang, presented under the umbrella title Biology 101, serve as the final outerSpace late-night presentation of the current Empty Space theatre season, opening May 29.
The opening piece is Mamet's All Men Are Whores: An Inquiry, a three character look into the nature of human relationships, romance and reproduction. Directed by Erin McVickers, it features Ariadne Shaffer, Keith Anderson and Robert Quinlin.
Next is Savage/Love, "Common poems and imagined moments in the spell of love", which was written by Shepard and Chaikin in 1979 for the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. Actress Andrea Benson, under the direction of Adam Greenfield, performs 19 short segments examining the ecstatic joy and immeasurable grief that accompany our search for contact with another person.
The final piece is Durang's Nina In The Morning, a stylish black comedy concerning a narcissistic wealthy woman who is lavishly catered to by her three deranged children and footman/dentist. Karen Lund directs actors Keith Anderson, Nicole Godino and Robert Quinlin.
Biology 101plays at 11 PM, Fri. and Sat. nights May 29-June 27. Admission is $6 case at the door (no checks, charges, or advance reservations) for the general public, $3 for those attending a mainstage performance of The Compleat Works of Wlm Shkspr (abridged) that evening, and free for Empty Space subscribers. The Empty Space is located at 3509 Fremont Ave., N. --David-Edward Hughes