Seattle's Intiman Theatre closes its revival of Tom Stoppard's play, The Real Thing, which opened May 10, to make room for its next production, Lynn Nottage’s Crumbs From the Table of Joy, which begins previews June 9.
In The Real Thing, the real thing -- aka love -- is explored through successful playwright Henry, who always has the right words for his often adulterous characters, but can't seem to find them again when his own relationships turn sour and complicate. Stoppard also penned the Tony Award winners Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Travesties.
James McDonnell stars as Henry. Also in the cast are Terry Alexander (Max), Jacob M. Fishel (Billy), Gail Grate (Charlotte), Kelland Lindsey (Brodie), Jen Taylor (Debbie) and Laurie Williams (Annie).
This inaugural production for the Intiman's Season 2000 was directed by Daniel Fish. The design team includes Kalara Zieglerova (sets), Deb Trout (costumes), Mary Louise Geiger (lighting) and Stephen LeGrand (sound). Michael Paul is the stage manager.
Tickets for the final performances are $42-$23.50. The Intiman Theatre is located at 201 Mercer Street. For tickets, call the box office at (206) 269-1900. The Intiman Theatre is on the web at http://www.intiman.org.