Seattle Shakespeare Company Will Light Up Darkened Intiman Stage

News   Seattle Shakespeare Company Will Light Up Darkened Intiman Stage
 
Though the Tony Award-winning Intiman Theatre ceased operations in April, its stage will continue to offer theatrical riches to the Seattle community. The Seattle Shakespeare Company has announced that it will split its 2011-2012 programming between the Center House Theatre and the Intiman Playhouse.

The Seattle Shakespeare Company will stage the Bard's A Midsummer Night's Dream and George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion on the Intiman's semi-thrust stage, while Coriolanus and As You Like It will play the Center House Theatre.

"By presenting two shows at Intiman next season, we're hoping to build upon last year's success," said interim artistic director George Mount in a statement. "Even though it will be a stretch for us to produce two shows in the larger venue, step by step we're positioning Seattle Shakespeare Company as the area's pre-eminent producer of classical theatre."

SSC is leasing the space from the cash-strapped Intiman, which cancelled the remainder of its 2011 season in April in the face of mounting financial woes. The board is hoping to regroup and again open the Intiman's doors in 2012.

SSC is also among a host of Seattle regional companies that stepped up to accommodate Intiman season ticket subscribers, who were left without refunds for the remainder of the 2011 season.

Sheila Daniels will stage Midsummer at the Intiman (Oct. 20-Nov. 13); while David Quicksall will helm Coriolanus (Jan. 4-29, 2012, at the Center House); Jeff Steitzer will direct Pygmalion (Feb. 23-March 11, 2012, at the Intiman); and As You Like It, directed by Mount, will close the season (May 30-June 24, 2012, at the Center House). For tickets visit SeattleShakespeare.org.

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