West's blues-infused play with music, Pullman Porter Blues, will open the season Sept. 27-Oct. 28. A co-production with Arena Stage, it was first developed as part of Seattle Rep's New Play Program.
Here's how it's billed: "Set in 1937, three generations of porters are hard at work on the luxurious Panama Limited train. Midwest blues songs flavor their journey from Chicago to New Orleans as the porters confront dark secrets from their past and tough truths about their future together. This captivating coming of age story is woven with blues music and features a live band."
Christmas takes on a new twist with Inspecting Carol, by Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Rep resident company, which returns Nov. 23-Dec. 23. Audiences go behind the scenes of a slapdash production of A Christmas Carol in the comedy directed by Seattle Rep artistic director Jerry Manning.
David Mamet's 1975 drama American Buffalo will run Jan. 11-Feb. 3, 2013; followed by Anna Ziegler's Photograph 151, about British scientist Rosalind Franklin, which will run Feb. 1-March 3, 2013. The national tour of the Tony-winning epic War Horse will gallop into Seattle's Paramount Theatre Feb. 13-24, 2013, as part of Seattle Rep's season.
The final two productions will be Lindsay-Abaire's Boston-set drama Good People, running March 8-31, 2013; and Marc Camelotti's Tony-winning romantic farce Boeing-Boeing, which will land April 19-May 19.