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News Mitzi's Abortion Debuts in New Seattle ACT Season with Pillowman, Underpants, A Number The Pillowman, The Underpants, A Number, Dublin's Gate Theater staging of Waiting for Godot and the world premiere of Mitzi's Abortion will appear in the upcoming 2006 season at Seattle's ACT Theatre.

Billed as "A Season of Provocative Journeys," ACT subscribers will be offered a six play (one still to be announced) with two bonus productions — Dublin’s Gate Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot (in celebration of the playwright's 100th birthday) and the 31st annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  The 2006 ACT Theatre season (subject to change) will offer (dates and directors TBA):

  • Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman
    Set in an unnamed totalitarian state, the dark work from The Beauty Queen of Leenane scribe follows the story of a writer named Katurian Katurian who is brought in by the police for questioning when plotlines of his stories — which involve disturbingly gruesome tales — begin to resemble real-life murders.
  • Steve Martin's The Underpants
    In a new adaptation of Carl Sternheim's Die Hose, the classic 1910 German comedy comes to life anew to tell the story of a woman's newfound fame after her underpants fall down in public while attending a parade for the king.


  • Caryl Churchill's A Number
    A son discovers that he is one of a number of clones produced by his father in the work by the author of Top Girls and Cloud Nine.
  • Elizabeth Heffron's Mitzi’s Abortion
    This "portrait of a young woman’s struggle to make her own choice [about] an extraordinarily powerful and contemporary question," exploring the debate of government's involvement in this private matter. The play, originally commissioned for the 2002 FringeACT Festival, makes its world premiere at ACT.
  • Alice Childress' Wine in the Wilderness
    The inaugural production of ACT's Hansberry Project – An African American Theatre Lab, this work is "set during a race-riot in Harlem follows a painter’s quixotic quest to capture the spirit of African-American women on canvas."   For subscriptions or tickets to the season at ACT, 700 Union Street in Seattle, WA, call (206) 292-7676 or visit

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