Double Indemnity and In the Next Room to Play Seattle's ACT

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Seattle's A Contemporary Theatre will offer the world-premiere stage adaptation of the classic novel and film Double Indemnity, as well as Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room, or the vibrator play as part of its 2011 season.

As previously reported, ACT has aligned with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre for a revised production of Vanities: A New Musical, which will run April 1-May 1, 2011. David Armstrong will direct the musical by Jack Heifner and David Kirshenbaum about a group of women and their 30-year friendship.

Warner Shook will helm Neil Simon's comedy The Prisoner of Second Avenue, about a couple living on New York's Upper East Side in the 1970's. Performance dates are April 29-May 29, 2011.

The world premiere of Yussef El Guindi's Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World, will be presented June 17-July 17, 2011. The comedy centers on an Egyptian cab driver who falls for a sassy American waitress.

Kurt Beattie will stage Ruhl's In the Next Room, or the vibrator play July 29-August 28, 2011. The Tony Award-nominated comedy follows an inventive doctor who aims to relieve women of hysteria at the dawn of the electrical age.

Friedrich Schiller's drama Mary Stuart, which explores the conflict between Mary, Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I, will run Sept. 9-Oct. 9. Victor Pappas will direct Peter Oswald's adaptation. The final production will be Double Indemnity, based on the James M. Cain novel, playing Oct. 21-Nov. 21, 2011. Kurt Beattie will direct the thriller, adapted for the stage by David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright, that examines the life of a crooked insurance agent tempted by greed during the Great Depression.

Tickets are available by phoning (206) 292-7676 or by visiting ACT. ACT is located at 700 Union Street in Seattle, WA.

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