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Theater Review (Seattle): ‘My Mañana Comes’ by Elizabeth Irwin at ArtsWest

Tyler Trerise (Peter), Joshua Chessin-Yudin (Whalid), Chris Rodriguez (Pepe) and Santino Garcia (Jorge). Photo by Michael Brunk /

Naturalism gives way to contrived plot mechanics in Elizabeth Irwin's play. Read More »

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

Emily Chisholm & Connor Toms in NCTC's 'Festen.' Photo by John Ulman

The first Dogme 95 film, 'Festen' doesn’t necessarily seem like a prime candidate for a stage adaptation, but NCTC's production excels by going in a different direction. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play’

Photo by Chris Bennion

An intriguing premise gets spread thin in Anne Washburn’s comedy, which possesses perceptive and facile ideas in roughly equal measure. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Sound’ by Don Nguyen at Azeotrope

L to R: Lindsay W. Evans, Cheyenna Clearbrook, and Ryan Schlecht. Photo by Richard Nguyen Sloniker.

Like the deaf teenage girl at its center, Don Nguyen’s 'Sound' is caught between two worlds. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Brechtfest’ by The Horse in Motion

L-R Dylan Smith, Shaudi Vahdat, Liza Curtiss, Nic Morden in 'Brechtfest.' Photo by Anthony White

Who knew that Bertolt Brecht, and carousing cabaret-style dinner theater are actually a pretty good fit together? Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘La Mélancolie des dragons’ at On the Boards

La Melancolie des dragons

The absurd and the sublime are conjoined in Philippe Quesne’s 'La Mélancolie des dragons.' Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Matilda the Musical’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Jennifer Blood (Miss Honey), Evan Gray (Bruce), Bryce Ryness (Miss Trunchbull), Gabby Gutierrez (Matilda Wormwood) and The Company of Matilda The Musical National Tour. Photo credit: Joan Marcus.

Despite significant lyrical difficulties, this is the rare “family” musical that won’t bore kids or adults or both. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘John Baxter is a Switch Hitter’ at Intiman Theatre

The Seattle Fireflies take on the San Francisco Hornets in Intiman Theatre’s 'John Baxter is a Switch Hitter.' Photo by Chris Bennion.

'John Baxter is a Switch Hitter' has an intriguing premise - a straight ringer at the Gay Softball World Series - but the result is like a promising minor leaguer called up to the bigs way too early. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic’s History of 20th Century Graphic Design’ by Art Chantry

A Heretic's History

'Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic's History of 20th Century Graphic Design' is a graphic designer's archaeological “dig” through the left-over detritus of the 20th century. Read More »

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 »