2016 Theatre Season

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longarcLong Arc of Justice:

Sound Theatre company is proud to present “The Long Arc of Justice”; three vastly different and richly engaging productions that revolve around themes of justice: in history and the modern world. In the first production of our Ten Year Anniversary Season, Sound Theatre Company returns to musical theatre with the seering musical PARADE by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown at the new venue, 12th Ave Arts Intimate Mainstage space.

 

 

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Book by Alfred Uhry
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
March 10 – 26
12th Ave Arts Mainstage
1620 12th Ave, Seattle 98122

Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the stirring Tony Award-winning PARADE explores the endurance of love and hope against all odds. With a book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a rousing, colorful and haunting score by Jason Robert Brown (Bridges of Madison County, The Last Five Years) PARADE is a moving examination of the darkest corners of America’s history.

PARADE is based on the true story of the trial of Leo Frank, an historical moment which instigated the re-emergence of the defunct KKK and the birth of the Jewish civil rights organization, the Anti-Defamation League.

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THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOTJudasPoster
By Stephen Adly Guirgis
July 14 – 31
Center Theatre at Seattle Center Armory

Set in a time-bending, seriocomically imagined world between Heaven and Hell, THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT is a philosophical meditation on the conflict between divine mercy and human free will. This work from Stephen Adly Guirgis, 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning playwright “shares many of the traits that have made Mr. Guirgis a playwright to reckon with in recent years: a fierce and questing mind that refuses to settle for glib answers, a gift for identifying with life’s losers and an unforced eloquence that finds the poetry in lowdown street talk.”- The New York Times

“An ambitious, complicated and often laugh-out-loud religious debate” -The Philadelphia Inquirer)

“Stephen Adly Guirgis has written a real jaw-dropper… expressionistic fantasy… raw language and flamboyantly street-savvy characters… his imagination is dazzling and his command of language downright thrilling.” -Variety.

“one of the most passionate and powerful young playwrights to have come down the theatrical runway…a must for anyone interested in the work of thoughtful and original playwrights.” CurtainUp.

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ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORSOne Man,Two Guvnors
By Richard Bean
Adapted from Goldoni’s Commedia Classic “The Servant of Two Masters”
August 11 – 28
Center Theatre at Seattle Center Armory

Welcome to swingin’ England. The disarming and doltish Francis Henshall finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosseswho are connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Easy, right? Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensueall backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Join Francis in the fun as he leads you through this topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It’s more than a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni’s classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters. It’s a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

Winner of the Critics Circle Award and multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, this glorious comedy is a unique laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, and stupendous physical comedy. In the heart of 1960’s England, charming and doltish Francis, fired from his pop band, unexpectedly finds himself with two new jobs and two new bosses, who are connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. Mistaken identities, outrageous farce, love triangles and inspired lunacy are the result. Called “The funniest show in the western world,” by the Daily Mail, and described by the Daily Telegraph as “Comic perfec