Without playwright David Hare in the lead role, Seattle's A Contemporary Theatre will travel the way of Via Dolorosa July 14-30 in the company's Bullitt space. Kurt Beattie directs.
Hare's autobiographical work concerns the playwright's experiences during a 1997 trip to Israel and the Palestinian territory. Via debuted in London in 1998 and bowed on Broadway in the spring of 1999, with Hare repeating his performance.
David Pichette stars. A vet of many Seattle productions, his recent work has included Nixon in Nixon's Nixon, hotel detective Harold in Communicating Doors, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol and Ziggy in Side Man.
Other Hare plays include Amy's View, The Blue Room and Racing Demon.
For tickets ($15), call (206) 292-7676. A Contemporary Theatre is located at Kreielsheimer Place at the corner of 7th Avenue and Union Street. A Contemporary Theatre is on the web at http://www.accttheatre.org. -- By Christine Ehren