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September 20 – October 6, 2012

Ballard Underground | 2220 NW Market Street

From the Tony Award-winning writer of Once comes a coming-of-age story that’s anything but sweet.

Teenagers Pig and Runt share everything: a birthday, secrets, and a darkness in their souls. But as they face adulthood, their dreams for the future will rip them apart.

“Funny and terrifying at the same time, Disco Pigs is superb.” – The Independent

“Walsh’s play didn’t so much debut as erupt.” – The Guardian

Pay-What-You-Can preview: Thursday, September 20 at 8:00pm

Opening Night: Friday, September 21 at 8:00pm

Other performances: September 22, 24, 27, 28, 29, October 4, 5, 6 at 8:00pm

TICKETS: $15, $10 for students with ID • (800) 838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/259302

Warning: This play contains scenes of mock violence, frank talk of sex and brutal attitudes that sensitive viewers may find disturbing.


Sound Theatre Company, in partnership with GianT Projects, brings this vital work for the first time to Seattle theater audiences as the first fully-staged production of its Making Waves experimental performance program.

Playwright Enda Walsh has been called “among the most exciting playwrights to emerge over the last decade” by New York Times critic Christopher Isherwood. Like fellow Irish upstarts Conor MacPherson and Martin McDonagh, Walsh has helped changed the landscape of theater with absurd and often brutal stories. Along with Disco Pigs, he is the author of 16 plays, including The Walworth Farce and The New Electric Ballroom. This June, Walsh received the The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical as the writer of Once, which also received seven other awards, including Best Musical.

Disco Pigs was first produced by the Corcadorca Theatre Company of Cork, Ireland in 1996, with a young Cillian Murphy as Pig. It was made into a film in 2001 from Walsh’s screenplay adaptation directed by Kristen Sheridan, with Murphy reviving his role and Elaine Cassidy as Runt. The film of Disco Pigs was seen at the Seattle International Film Festival in that year. The play has never been produced in Seattle before, and may be the first of Walsh’s plays to be staged here as well.

DISCO PIGS Cast and Crew

Pig – Fox Rain Matthews

Runt – Alyssa Kay

Director – Gianni Truzzi

Stage Manager – Cate Foster

Set and Lighting Design – Richard Schaefer

Sound Design – Lindsey Morck

Costume Design – K.D. Schill

Props Design – Jodi Sauerbier

Dialect Coach – Teresa Thuman

Fight Choreography – Paul Ray

Assistant Stage Manager – Erica Hansen

Sound Theatre Company presents highly theatrical work inspired by language and music while showcasing professional and emerging talent in the Seattle area. Making Waves is an experimental performance program designed to share the emerging work of our company members with our growing audience.

GianT Projects is the production group of theater artist and Sound Theatre Company member Gianni Truzzi. Formerly an arts critic for Seattle Weekly and Seattle Post-Intelligencer, he is also resident dramaturge for Seattle Public Theater and occasionally writes for CityArts.

Disco Pigs is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.


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