What's that smell? It's revenge -- for three women whose husbands become accidentally trapped in a meat locker in Michele Lowe's black comedy, The Smell of the Kill, ending its run at Seattle's Intiman Theatre Aug. 5. Performances began July 7.
An Off-Broadway mounting of the show is expected to follow, this time with Christopher Ashley directing. A venue and dates have not yet been announced, but Elizabeth McCann, Nell Nugent and Milton and Tamar Maltz will produce.
In this Northwest premiere, the trio think themselves happily married until the meat freezer incident brings new meaning to the words "women's liberation." Smell of the Kill premiered at the Cleveland Playhouse in 1999 and has plans for Reykjavik, Iceland, as well as New York, in the fall.
Other plays by Lowe include Backsliding in the Promised Land, the tale of two Dutch Jews who escape the Holocaust by retreating to America and becoming Episcopalians, Germany Surrenders and the book and lyrics to the musical Hit the Lights!. As a television and screenwriter she penned several episodes of Nickelodeon's "Little Bear," "The Emergence of Emily Stark" and "Let the Bastard Sing" with Eric Simonson.
Jeff Steitzer directs. His credits include more than a 100 productions with Seattle venues A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre and the Empty Space Theatre. Tickets are $42-$23.50. The Intiman Theatre is located in the Seattle Center at 201 Mercer St. For reservations, call (206) 269-1900. The Intiman Theatre is on the web at www.seattlesquare.com/Intiman.