UPCOMING YOUTH PERFORMANCES

All performances are FREE!
Tickets are available by walk-up, starting an hour before the beginning of each performance.
Donations are encouraged to support Seattle Public Theater’s Youth Program.

 


The Kid Who Could Fly

by Wayne Rawley
directed by Shana Bestock

Celebrate the Seattle Public Youth Theater graduating class of 2016 with this world-premier play written by acclaimed local playwright Wayne Rawley (Christmastown: A Holiday Noir).

In the summer of 1983 a group of kids start a kind of cool club, put on a great big show, hunt for some shady counterfeiters, ask the Ouija what they should do next and in the meantime do everything they can to protect each other from the dangers and boredom of growing up in The Meadows Mobile Home Park. They desperately wish something would change and this summer it does, in the form of a kid with a very special talent. Because when no one expects anything from you, you can do the unexpected.

Starring Ashley Arthur, Frank Garland, Karinna Gerhardt, Anna Klein, Gabriel Klein, Tess Sevetson, and Olivia Sterne.

Friday, July 8th, 7pm
Saturday, July 9th, 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, July 10th, 2pm


spt spr 16 cyranoCyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand; adapted by Sean Taylor
directed by Rachel Delmar

Poet, war hero, philosopher, and dazzling swordsman, Cyrano has it all – except the woman of his dreams, the lovely Roxane. Ashamed of his large nose, Cyrano is unable to woo her. When the handsome but inarticulate Christian also falls for Roxane, Cyrano gives Christian the poetic words to win her heart. Cyrano is one of the greatest adventure/romances of world theater, filled with style, wit, and panache. Is true love ever as plain as the nose on your face?

Ensemble features actors grades 5 – 8.

Friday, July 15th, 7pm
Saturday, July 16th, 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, July 17th, 2pm


spt spr 16 merry wivesThe Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa

by Alison Carey
directed by Shawn Belyea

Hanky-panky in Windsor – Iowa, that is. Senator John Falstaff has lost the Iowa caucus and is deep in debt. Hoping to unload some local purses into his pockets, the D.C. politician eyes two women – both married, one to a man, one to a woman. But in this heartland homeland, where gay marriage is legal and the state fair is about to open, hubris gets its comeuppance. In a unique “translation” originally commissioned for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Alison Carey blends today’s language with Shakespeare’s words, mirroring his outrageous plot and comical characters, and unleashing a rapid-fire, shamelessly witty twist on the original play.

Ensembles features actors grades 9 – 12.

Friday, July 22nd, 7pm
Saturday, July 23rd, 7pm
Sunday, July 24th, 2pm
Friday, July 29th, 7pm
Saturday, July 30th, 7pm


spt spr 16 monte cristoThe Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas; adapted by Charles Morey
directed by Ali el-Gasseir

Revenge, romance, and rapiers! Edward Dantes must use his wit, charm, and skill if he is to reclaim all that was taken from him by a dastardly group of his enemies. This classic tale of redemption brings all swashbuckling adventure and vengeance of Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel to the Bathhouse stage. En garde!

Ensemble features actors grades 6 – 9.

Friday, August 5th, 7pm
Saturday, August 6th, 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, August 7th, 2pm


spt spr 16 as you like itAs You Like It

by William Shakespeare
directed by Bobbin Ramsey

Comic twists and turns abound in the Forest of Arden, where a disguised Rosalind seeks refuge after being wrongfully banished by her uncle. Her unfortunate exile is transformed into a charming adventure when she encounters some of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters – colorful fools, witty rustics, and the lovesick Orlando. A clandestine, gender-bending courtship ensues, changing the lost into unexpected lovers, in this timeless and transcendent romantic comedy.

Ensemble features actors grades 5 – 9.

Friday, August 12th, 7pm
Saturday, August 13th, 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, August 14th, 2pm


spt spr 16 much adoMuch Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare
directed by Shana Bestock

Shakespeare’s sexy, sizzling, side-splitting comedy about two very convoluted courtships. War-weary heroes return home, but now sparks fly as a different battle commences. Will love triumph? Much Ado is a joyous, wise-cracking comedy of love, honor, and second chances.

Ensemble features actors grades 9 – 12.

Friday, August 19th, 7pm
Saturday, August 20th, 7pm
Sunday, August 21st, 2pm
Friday, August 26th, 7pm
Saturday, August 27th, 7pm


spt spr 16 el hobbitEl Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien; adapted by Ed Mast
directed by Tara Kaine & Ana Maria Campoy

Es hora para una aventura! Join Bilbo Baggins and the dwarves in search for oro, fight a dragon, and explore other worlds (and languages!) in this multi-lingual production of The Hobbit. Expand your storytelling abilities and discover how, as an actor, you can reach audiences across different languages. From Spanish to Elvish, or whatever home language you speak, your words will be interwoven into this famous and classic story. Discover how to perform onstage bilingually with intention and clarity, so no matter the audience – man, elf, or dwarf – you are understood. Join us for un viaje inesperado!

Ensemble features actors grades 4 – 7.

Saturday, August 27th, 2pm
Sunday, August 28th, 2pm


spt spr 16 golemThe Golem

by Maggie Lee
directed by Steven Sterne

The Golem legend tells of a figure formed from clay, brought to life to protect the town’s citizens from enemies bent on destruction. The Golem’s superhuman strength saves the town – but at what cost? Creation is a dangerous game.

Ensemble features actors grades 5 – 8.

Friday, September 2nd, 5pm

 


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