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Bumbershoot 2012 picks: A few more things you shouldn’t miss

Flatstock at the Armory 11am-8pm, all three days I say this EVERY year, but you absolutely have to take some time out of your music-watchin’ day to browse the aisles at Flatstock and see tons of amazing poster art. Seriously. Go. I’m not kidding. Record Store Visual Arts Exhibits at the Seattle Center Pavilion 11am-8pm, all […]

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More Bumbershoot 2012 picks: Words & Ideas

Hayyyy Imaginaries! Now’s the time of year where I remind you that in addition to Bumbershoot’s awesome musical acts, our local festival is also packed with films and performing arts, and my favorite: people talking about stuff that gets you thinking about stuff. Here are a few things in the Words & Ideas program that […]

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Teen theater critics have mixed feelings about "The Breach" (and so do I)

The Seattle Repertory Theatre's Emerging Critics Circle provides aspiring writers from middle schools and high schools around the Puget Sound region opportunities to see plays, talk to local critics about them, and hone their critical writing skills. (I'm just about over my bitterness at not having an education program remotely as cool way back when […]

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Clair Huxtable is in town.

It's true. Seattle folks, please try to contain your excitement. Tony-winner and Emmy nominee Phylicia Rashad is in town directing August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean at the Seattle Rep. Previews begin this Thursday. The play is set in 1904 and is the first (story-wise, chronologically) in Wilson's ten-drama cycle about African-American life in the […]

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Living Out

Playwright Lisa Loomer ambitiously explores issues of class, race, and parenthood in Living Out, a funny, insightful, and ultimately heart-wrenching play that's the best of the Rep's current season to date. Illegal Salvadorian immigrant Ana (Stephanie Diaz) takes a job as a "live-out" nanny to the newborn child of up-and-coming L.A. attorney Nancy (Julie Briskman). […]

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Misalliance

I will never, ever forget Suzanne Bouchard's delightful dual performances in last year's ultra-campy Empty Space Theatre production of Valley of the Dolls — her utter perfection as bitchy Helen Lawson and chilly Miriam Polar won a permanent place in this imaginary boy's heart. Ms. Bouchard is the best thing about Seattle Rep's new mounting […]

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