Birdie Blue Replaces I Am My Own Wife in Seattle Rep Season; Dates Announced

News   Birdie Blue Replaces I Am My Own Wife in Seattle Rep Season; Dates Announced Seattle Repertory Theatre has announced dates for its upcoming 2007-2008 season, which will include the addition of Cheryl L. West's Birdie Blue in lieu of the previously announced run of Doug Wright's I Am My Own Wife.

Artistic director David Esbjornson completed the nine-show lineup that will be housed at either the Bagley Wright Theatre or the Leo K. Theatre. Also slated as a bonus for subscribers will be Back Home Again: A John Denver Holiday Concert (Dec. 5-24).

The 2007-2008 season at Seattle Rep (subject to change) follows:

Bagley Wright Theatre:

  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (Sept. 13-Oct. 20)
    "The inhabitants of Illyria are set awhirl by the absurdities of love."

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  • The Cook by Eduardo Machado (Nov. 1-Dec. 2)
    "In 1958 on the eve of the Cuban revolution, Gladys, a young cook, makes a solemn promise to her mistress. Before the wealthy family flees in the night, she vows to protect and care for the beautiful home that she worked in all her adult life."
  • The Breach by Catherine Filloux, Tarell McCraney and Joe Sutton (Jan. 10-Feb. 9, 2008)
    "The phenomenon of a natural calamity like Hurricane Katrina creates chaos, pain and confusion on a mythic scale... playwrights Filloux, McCraney and Sutton weave together three unique and separate stories from those who survived the storm."
  • The Imaginary Invalid by Molière (Feb. 21-March 22, 2008)
    "A hilarious satire on the world of medicine — those who administer it, and those who take the cure. The hypochondriac Argan decides his daughter should marry a doctor, so that he'll always have a physician available to him in his own home."
  • The Cure at Troy by Seamus Heaney (April 3-May 4, 2008)
    "Nobel Prize-winning poet brings all his powers of imagination and skill to this classic Greek adventure... filled with questions of honor, loyalty and deceit." Leo K. Theatre:

  • Murderers by Jeffrey Hatcher (Oct. 4-Nov. 4)
    "Gerald, Lucy and Minka have all been very naughty! In fact, they are murderers. They also happen to be residents of Riddle Key Retirement Community in Florida."
  • Birdie Blue by Cheryl L. West (Nov. 15-Dec. 16)
    "Birdie Blue is preparing her once sweet talking husband Jackson for a journey, while she also bakes a cake for her son's birthday. But the peace of this domestic scene belies Birdie's state of mind, and she welcomes us in to tell it like it is — and like it was."
  • By the Waters of Babylon by Robert Schenkkan (Jan. 31-March 2, 2008)
    "The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright has created a passionate, tender and bittersweet love story" between a Texan woman and her gardener (a Cuban former poet) who "share a drink and a dance, and try to banish the ghosts that haunt them both."
  • how? how? why? why? by Kevin Kling (March 13-April 13, 2008)
    Playwright, performer and a regular NPR contributor "uses his great skill for riveting and hilarious storytelling to examine how tragedy can positively define a person's life – and a culture." The work was penned after Kling's own life-altering motorcycle accident in 2001. Subscriptions to the season at Seattle Repertory Theatre, at 155 Mercer Street in Seattle, WA, are on sale by calling (206) 443-2222, toll free at (877) 900-9285 or online at www.seatttlerep.org. Single tickets will go on sale in August.