Electra Replaces Hamlet for Seattle Shakespeare Season

News   Electra Replaces Hamlet for Seattle Shakespeare Season
The Seattle Shakespeare Company will premiere its first Greek drama in 2010 with Frank McGuinness' adaptation of Sophocles' Electra.

Electra will replace the John Lange staging of Hamlet, which has been postponed to the 2010-2011 season.

Intiman artistic associate Sheila Daniels will direct the 90-minute adaptation of Electra, which is scheduled to run Jan. 7-31, 2010.

The new slot for Electra has now moved the Russ Banham staging of Henry V to April 15-May 9, 2010.

As previously reported, the season at the Center House Theatre at Seattle Center will launch with a holiday-themed production of Twelfth Night, running Dec. 3-27 under the direction of Stephanie Shine. Marcus Goodwin will then stage Two Gentlemen of Verona from March 18-April 11, 2010.

A workshop of I Always Write of You, an eclectic cabaret featuring the music of David Duvall inspired by Shakespeare's sonnets, will be presented Oct. 25-27, 2010. The Seattle Shakespeare Company will offer its own touring production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. George Mount will direct the 90-minute adaptation, which utilizes seven actors and puppets and will be presented at the Center House March 21. Also planned is a reprise tour of Mount's five-actor Romeo and Juliet.

Season tickets are available by phoning (206) 733-8222 or by visiting SeattleShakespeareCompany. Single tickets will be available in September.

The Seattle Shakespeare Company performs within the Seattle Center, located at 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA.

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