Seattle Repertory Theatre has announced its 2016-17 season, which will be headlined by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s Off-Broadway hit Here Lies Love. The new slate will also feature the acclaimed Broadway play King Charles III and Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun, which will kick off the season in September.
Seattle Rep is also set to stage the co-world premiere of Karen Hartman’s Roz and Ray, directed by Chay Yew, about a miracle drug that goes badly wrong; Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone, a 1975-set love story about two Vietnamese immigrants; Lisa Kron’s comedy Well; a musical portrait of Woody Guthrie, Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie; and Sarah Burgess’ Dry Powder, which is currently playing Off-Broadway at the Public Theater.
Here Lies Love, the immersive theatrical experience that recounts the story of the First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, is set to wrap the season next spring.
“Our line-up this year explores the nature of power, both personal and political, and the sources of love, hope, and strength that we draw on to make a difference in our families and in our world," states artistic director Braden Abraham.
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