John Allis takes in the adaptation of A Single Shard, the award winning book for children currently in production at Seattle Children’s Theater.
Playwright Don Fleming has put a very Washingtonian spin on Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Setting his adaptation, Freak Storm, in the Cascade mountains, replacing Caliban with Sesquath (yes, like ‘Sasquatch’), and exploring modern concerns for issues of environmental sustainability and stewardship of nature, the dramatist has taken a number of liberties in regionalizing and reframing the famous story while, for the most part, preserving the dramatic framework of the source material.
John Allis discusses the Seattle Premiere of Horton Foote’s 1995 play at Wallingford’s Stone Soup Theater.
John Allis weighs in on the Seattle Rep production that celebrates and explores one of Germany’s most notorious figures in I Am My Own Wife.
John Allis attends the world premiere production of Charles Waxberg’s A Shade of Green at Theater 9/12, and comes back praising every element highly.
John Allis takes in Annex’s Cocktails at the Centre of the Earth, and while it is every bit the zany, madcap, pun-filled steampunk romp it promises to be, there’s not much else there.
John Allis takes in Theater Schmeater’s current production of Daniel Goldfarb’s Cradle and All, and while there is much to recommend about the production, the text upon which the production rests leaves something to be desired.
Change is afoot in the very small town of Thebes as it approaches its mayoral election. There Mary Johnston, a Christian woman emanating down-home manners of social and moral pragmatism and poise, is seeking office against Joe, the incumbent candidate with whom she shares both an affection and some personal history.