Works By Machado, Wright, Shakespeare and More Fill Seattle Rep's New Season

News   Works By Machado, Wright, Shakespeare and More Fill Seattle Rep's New Season Seattle Repertory Theatre has announced its upcoming 2007-2008 season, which will feature classics by Shakespeare and Molière as well as contemporary works by Eduardo Machado, Jeffrey Hatcher, Doug Wright and more.

Artistic director David Esbjornson named the nine-show lineup that will be housed at either the Bagley Wright Theatre or the Leo K. Theatre. Also slated as a bonus for subscribers will be Back Home Again: A John Denver Holiday Concert. No dates were announced for the coming season.

The 2007-2008 season at Seattle Rep (subject to change) follows:

Bagley Wright Theatre:

  • Twelfth Night by Shakespeare
    "The inhabitants of Illyria are set awhirl by the absurdities of love."

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  • The Cook by Eduardo Machado
    "In 1958 on the eve of the Cuban revolution, Gladys, a young cook, makes a solemn promise to her mistress. Before the wealthy family flees in the night, she vows to protect and care for the beautiful home that she worked in all her adult life."
  • The Breach by Catherine Filloux, Tarell McCraney and Joe Sutton
    "The phenomenon of a natural calamity like Hurricane Katrina creates chaos, pain and confusion on a mythic scale... playwrights Filloux, McCraney and Sutton weave together three unique and separate stories from those who survived the storm."
  • The Imaginary Invalid by Molière
    "A hilarious satire on the world of medicine — those who administer it, and those who take the cure. The hypochondriac Argan decides his daughter should marry a doctor, so that he’ll always have a physician available to him in his own home."
  • The Cure at Troy by Seamus Heaney
    "Nobel Prize-winning poet brings all his powers of imagination and skill to this classic Greek adventure... filled with questions of honor, loyalty and deceit." Leo K. Theatre:

  • By the Waters of Babylon by Robert Schenkkan
    "The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright has created a passionate, tender and bittersweet love story" between a Texan woman and her gardener (a Cuban former poet) who "share a drink and a dance, and try to banish the ghosts that haunt them both."
  • how? how? why? why? by Kevin Kling
    Playwright, performer and a regular NPR contributor "uses his great skill for riveting and hilarious storytelling to examine how tragedy can positively define a person's life – and a culture." The work was penned after Kling's own life-altering motorcycle accident in 2001.
  • Murderers by Jeffrey Hatcher
    "Gerald, Lucy and Minka have all been very naughty! In fact, they are murderers. They also happen to be residents of Riddle Key Retirement Community in Florida."
  • I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright
    Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, Wright "uses 26 characters – played by one versatile actor – to piece together the controversial life of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old transvestite, [who] outlasted both the Nazi and communist regimes in Germany." Subscriptions to the season at Seattle Repertory Theatre, at 155 Mercer Street in Seattle, WA, are on sale by calling (206) 443-2222, toll free at (877) 900-9285 or online at www.seatttlerep.org. Single tickets will go on sale in August.