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Dusty Somers is a Seattle-based editor and writer. He is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and Seattle Theater Writers.

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Angry Housewives’ at ArtsWest

The cast of "Angry Housewives." Photo by Michael Brunk.

After a long run in the '80s, it probably shouldn't be a surprise that today 'Angry Housewives' is a quaint crowd-pleaser. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Slowgirl’ at Seattle Public Theater

Kevin McKeon as Sterling and Hannah Mootz as Becky in Seattle Public Theater's production of Slowgirl by Greg Pierce. Image copyright 2015 by Steven Sterne Photography.

This shallowly observed two-hander gives all it can within about 10 minutes. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Lizard Boy’ at Seattle Repertory Theatre

William A. Williams, Justin Huertas and Kirsten deLohr Helland in Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Lizard Boy. Photo: Alabastro Photography.

'Lizard Boy' is smart, charming and – perhaps most impressively – concise genre fare. Read More »

Theater Review Round-Up (Seattle): ‘The Comparables,’ ‘Chinglish’ & ‘Next to Normal’

Keiko Green, Cheyenne Casebier and Linda Gehringer in 'The Comparables.' Photo by Alabastro Photography

Reviews of shows from Seattle Repertory Theatre, ArtsWest, and SecondStory Repertory. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘The Flick’ by New Century Theatre Company

(l to r) Emily Chisholm, Sam Hagen and Tyler Trerise in NCTC's 'The Flick.' Photo by John Ulman.

Annie Baker’s Pulitzer-winning 'The Flick' is, in some ways, the theatrical equivalent of the slow cinema school. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Carousel’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Julie Jordan (Laura Griffith) and Billy Bigelow (Brandon O'Neill) in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel at The 5th Avenue Theatre.  
Photo by Tracy Martin.

How do you solve a problem like the discomfiting domestic abuse apologetics in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel? Read More »

Theater Review Round-up (Seattle): ‘Sprawl’ by WET, ‘The Secretaries’ by Theater Schmeater, and ‘The Lower Depths’ by Theatre Machine

(l to r) Megan Ahiers, Ashley Flannegan, Ashley Banker, Lisa Viertel and Monica Wulzen in Theater Schmeater's 'The Secretaries.'

Reviews of three productions that opened in Seattle this past weekend, from Washington Ensemble Theatre, Theater Schmeater and Theatre Machine. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Measure for Measure’ at Seattle Shakespeare Company

Bradford Farwell as Angelo and Cindy Im as Isabella in Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of "Measure for Measure." Photo by John Ulman.

Seattle Shakespeare begins 2015 boldly with its production of one of Shakespeare's 'problem plays,' in which the horrific and the humorous exist simultaneously. Read More »

Seattle Theater Writers Announce 2014 Winners of the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards

Gypsy Rose Lee

The director and the male and female leads of 'Little Shop of Horrors' all won for their work in the co-production from ACT Theatre and The 5th Avenue Theater. Read More »

Seattle Theater Writers Announce Nominations for 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards

Gypsy Rose Lee

57 productions from 32 different Seattle theater companies have been recognized in Seattle Theater Writers' annual slate of award nominations. Read More »