There will be no Mandrake Root in Seattle in 2000. Actress Lynn Redgrave was to premiere her newest piece at the Intiman Theatre in the Aug. 11-Sept. 9 slot, but will not perform because of scheduling conflicts.
The season's replacement production has not yet been announced.
Seattle's Intiman Theatre, now under the artistic direction of Barlett Sher (Waste), has added the final selection to its 2000 season: Michele Lowe's female revenge comedy, The Smell of the Kill (July 7-Aug. 5).
Developed at Cleveland Playhouse, Kill finds three wives with a dilemma -- their not-quite-dream men have been accidentally locked in a meat freezer. Optioned for a New York run, the play will run third in the Intiman season.
Already announced for the theatre's season are the Seattle premiere of Conor McPherson's The Weir (Sept. 15-Oct. 14), Shakespeare's dark comedy Measure for Measure (Oct. 20-Nov. 18) and the annual Christmastime presentation of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity (Nov. 25-Dec. 24). Season tickets for the Intiman ($204-$60) are available by calling the box office at (206) 269-1900.
-- By Christine Ehren