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A collection of short theater works written, directed, and performed by third-year students in the Original Works program. Variety, ambition, and striking new voices are guaranteed.
Cornish Junior Original Works students will have spent the year creating their red-nosed clown personas and a variety of lazzi. Come see what they have come up with in an evening of zany, touching, and daring fun!
Theater without a net! The generative project will use Achilles in Sparta and James and the Giant Peach as a jumping-off point for a thematic investigation, but the methodology of the process and the shape of the eventual production will be developed by the ensemble and the director. 2008 Theater alum HATLO joins us to direct this year's Ensemble Project. HATLO received a 2016 Stranger "Genius" nomination for Performance for her direction of thatswhatshesaid and has also received acclaim for her collaborations with choreographer Rosa Vissers in the movement theater troupe PE/MO. Last year HATLO directed Bright Half Life for New Century Theatre.
A tragedy has befallen a great city. A country girds for war. Helen, the national figurehead of beauty and hope, has been abducted from Sparta, and its young men and women — those most likely to do the fighting and mourning — ready themselves for war. Achilles in Sparta tells the story of a nation marching towards inevitable conflict and the fall of a hero.
Michael Place directed last year's production of O Beautiful at Cornish. Michael has performed and directed with many local theaters, and is founding artistic curator of the new play development organization One Coast Collaboration.
America's largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show. Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner. Just beware. The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a prime suspect.
Our show is very different from traditional murder mystery dinner shows. We will hide non-costumed actors in the audience that are pretending to be regular guests. This results in a much more social and interactive evening than with other shows; you will find yourself engaged and involved to a level you never thought possible. Our shows are set during the present day and take place in real time. Over the course of the night, our costumed detectives will uncover clues, interrogate audience members that may or may not be part of the show, and help everyone get closer to solving the mystery.
FIRST Saturdays all year: Join The EDGE for an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For more than eighteen years, the troupe's riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from audience members.
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a giant peach which falls off the tree and into the ocean, launching him on a journey of epic proportions. As the peach is transported across the waves, he must create community with the other denizens on board — a group of human-sized insects with vivid personalities.
Marc Kenison has directed several productions at Cornish, most recently Above the Fruitless Plain. Marc was recently featured in Seattle Opera's production of The Barber of Seville and continues to light up local and international cabaret stages as "boylesque" superstar Waxie Moon.
Meet Shawn, a bright young girl with a head full of science and imagination, which makes nap times particularly difficult. Today, it's her friend Lamp that, despite having no cord and no bulb, triggers a wide-awake adventure when it reveals its greatest dream is to learn to fly and become the moon. Launch into a voyage fit for mission control as Shawn and her lamp, with the guidance of the audience, escape another nap time and blast into space.
The wealthy heiress Portia is forced to set her suitors a challenge for her hand in marriage. In order to woo her, Bassanio finances his plan with money borrowed from his friend Antonio. All would be fine, except Antonio has taken out a loan from the moneylender Shylock on the assurance that his ships will make it back to the city. They don't, and Shylock demands repayment with a pound of Antonio's flesh.
Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's wittiest romantic comedies. Filled with clever repartee and rambunctious slapstick, it explores the many ways that humans can find their destined soulmates — and also how jealousy, gossip, and betrayal can twist the noblest of feelings.
Annie Lareau is the co-artistic director of Seattle Public Theatre, where this season she is directing Vanishing Point. Annie has directed many productions for Cornish, including Nine, Wild Kate, The Children's Hour, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
"They are a little bit rat. They are a little bit mole. They are all naked." Well, except Wilbur, that is. Emmy winner and Caldecott honoree Mo Willems is back, once again teaming up with Deborah Wicks La Puma, composer of Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!", for this world premiere rock 'n' roll extravaganza. Grab your friends and watch as Wilbur, a clothes-loving mole rat with exceptional style, navigates the pressure to be just like everyone else. With tail-shaking tunes, empowering messages of individuality, and classic Mo Willems humor, this musical is sure to rock audiences of all ages.
The year is 1943, the place, New York City. Dorothy Parker — famed for her wit and her presence at the legendary Algonquin Round Table — is in her hotel room. Viking Press is about to publish a collection of Dorothy's poems and short stories, and Dorothy must make the selections. An editor is about to show up at her door — even worse, a young woman editor. They could have at least sent a man, preferably a good-looking young one. But of course, all the men worth their salt are off fighting the Germans or Japanese, including Dottie's husband Alan Campbell. As Dorothy sorts through her works, she reminisces about her life: her famous friends (Lillian Hellman, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and especially Ernest Hemingway), the wits of the Round Table (Alexander Woollcott, Robert Benchley, George S. Kaufman…), the founding of the New Yorker, and her many loves and heartbreaks.
Seussical: The Musical ingeniously interweaves a series of classic tales by author-illustrator Dr. Seuss, in which themes of power and privilege, insiders and outsiders, and who gets to tell whose story are played out metaphorically through the interactions of such vivid characters as the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, and the Lorax. Seussical is smart, inventive, tuneful, and appropriate for all ages.
Young Will Shakespeare is in dire need of inspiration. His next play is up against a deadline, and the only thing he's figured out is the title: Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter. Then he meets Viola, a smart and beautiful woman who desperately wants to perform on the stage even though it's forbidden. Will is smitten and gets inspired to write the greatest love story the world has known.
Intrigue surrounds Barbara Strozzi, an ambitious 17th-century composer rumored to be a courtesan. Her brilliance and musical talent are dismissed in a male-dominated profession that stifles female musicians. In Smoke & Dust, a modern acting troupe explores Strozzi's music and the personal life of this historical figure: Was she a victim or an empowered woman defying society's moralistic expectations? Playwright Joy McCullough-Carranza deftly weaves together past and present as characters in both timelines struggle against the limits society places on a woman's ambition.
On the first Friday of every month Annex Theatre presents a late evening of unusual performance called Spin the Bottle, in which performers of every description present short works that range from the unusual to the simply indescribable.
Audiences of all shapes and sizes are entertained monthly by Annex Theatre's late-night variety show, Spin the Bottle!
Curated by Catherine Blake Smith, Spin the Bottle – featuring theater, music, dance, spoken word, film, and whatever else we can find – has appeared on the first Friday of every month since Sept 12, 1997.