This Week At Eclectic Theater: Devil Boys From Beyond! Plus Coming Soon!

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Thursday-Saturday at 8pm! Next Week a PWYC Tuesday performance at 8pm!
THE STORY:
For our Fall main stage show, in keeping with our 2016 theme of comedy Comedy COMEDY, Z presents Devil Boys From Beyond by Buddy Thomas and Kenneth Elliott directed by Fantastic.Z’s Darren Lee Johnson (Managing Literary Director). Devil Boys From Beyond is a parody of 1950’s sci-fi pulp fiction B-Movies.

New York Reporter Matilda Van Buren has come to the hick town of Lizard Lick Florida to break the story that Aliens have invaded! The devil boys land September 29th – October 15th 2016.

CAST:
Matilda Van Buren: Jackie Miedema
Gregory Graham: Jordan-Michael Whidbey
Lucinda Marsh: Jane Martin
Gilbert Wiatt: Stephanie Spohrer
Florence Wexler: Patrick J Lucey-Conklin
Dotty Primrose: Jessica Severance
Harry Wexler: Jordan Henderson
Jack Primrose: Robert Lovett

CREATIVE TEAM:
Director: Darren Lee Johnson
Assistant Director: Michael Blackwood
Stage Manager: Jordan Talbot
Assistant Stage Manager: Kia Ashley
Producer: Kyle Baiz
Production Manager: Elizabeth Stasio
House Manager: Linda Cleckler
Dramaturg: Claire Koleske
Graphic Design: Ramon Anthony
Lighting Designer: Gabrielle Strong
Costume: Designer: Helen Roundhill
Scenic Designer: Keny Dutton
Props Designer: Frank Krhounek
Sound Designer: Freddy Molitch
Graphic Design: Ramon Anthony
Photographer: Alex Garland
Run Crew: Stephani Hemness

SHOW DATES and TIMES:
Thursday, September 29th 8pm
Friday, September 30th 8pm
Saturday, October 1st 8pm
Tuesday, October 4th PWYC 8pm
Thursday, October 6th 8pm
Friday, October 7th 8pm
Saturday, October 8th 8pm
Thursday, October 13th 8pm
Friday, October 14th 8pm
Saturday, October 15th 8pm

PERFORMANCES AT:
Eclectic Theater
1214 10th Ave Seattle, WA 98122

GENERAL ADMISSION:
$20 online at Brown Paper Tickets
$22 at the door an hour before showtime

TPS MEMBERS:
$15 online or at the door

STUDENTS/SENIORS:
$12 online or at the door

PWYC:
Tuesday, October 4th 8pm

FANTASTIC.Z’s MISSION:
Fantastic.Z is Seattle’s LGBTQ theatre company. An artist founded and run company presenting the Puget Sound with quality theatre focused through a queer lens. In addition to our community outreach and education programs, Fantastic.Z strives to bring fierce, entertaining and passionate theatre while giving a voice to the LGBTQ community and it’s allies. Fantastic.Z Theatre is a not for profit 501c3 company.

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Coming Soon:

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We are getting SO EXCITED! SAVE the DATE! Fantastic.Z Theatre announces our 2017 Season on Wednesday October 5th.

And what better way to announce our 5th Season than with a PARTY! Just $5 gets you in the door. We’ll have tunes from DJ Skiddle, a cash bar, GIVE AWAYS, prizes, SURPRISES, and a sneak peak of our current production (Devil Boys From Beyond September 29th – October 15th).

So COME PARTY WITH US 7pm at Eclectic Theater

Fantastic.Z is Seattle’s LGBTQ theatre company. An artist founded and run company presenting the Puget Sound with quality theatre focused through a queer lens. In addition to our community outreach and education programs, Fantastic.Z strives to bring fierce, entertaining and passionate theatre while giving a voice to the LGBTQ community and it’s allies. Fantastic.Z Theatre is a not for profit 501c3 company.

Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2598118

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Next Week at Eclectic Theater: Devil Boys From Beyond!

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THE STORY:
For our Fall main stage show, in keeping with our 2016 theme of comedy Comedy COMEDY, Z presents Devil Boys From Beyond by Buddy Thomas and Kenneth Elliott directed by Fantastic.Z’s Darren Lee Johnson (Managing Literary Director). Devil Boys From Beyond is a parody of 1950’s sci-fi pulp fiction B-Movies.

New York Reporter Matilda Van Buren has come to the hick town of Lizard Lick Florida to break the story that Aliens have invaded! The devil boys land September 29th – October 15th 2016.

CAST:
Matilda Van Buren: Jackie Miedema
Gregory Graham: Jordan-Michael Whidbey
Lucinda Marsh: Jane Martin
Gilbert Wiatt: Stephanie Spohrer
Florence Wexler: Patrick J Lucey-Conklin
Dotty Primrose: Jessica Severance
Harry Wexler: Jordan Henderson
Jack Primrose: Robert Lovett

CREATIVE TEAM:
Director: Darren Lee Johnson
Assistant Director: Michael Blackwood
Stage Manager: Jordan Talbot
Assistant Stage Manager: Kia Ashley
Producer: Kyle Baiz
Production Manager: Elizabeth Stasio
House Manager: Linda Cleckler
Dramaturg: Claire Koleske
Graphic Design: Ramon Anthony
Lighting Designer: Gabrielle Strong
Costume: Designer: Helen Roundhill
Scenic Designer: Keny Dutton
Props Designer: Frank Krhounek
Sound Designer: Freddy Molitch
Graphic Design: Ramon Anthony
Photographer: Alex Garland
Run Crew: Stephani Hemness

SHOW DATES and TIMES:
Thursday, September 29th 8pm
Friday, September 30th 8pm
Saturday, October 1st 8pm
Tuesday, October 4th PWYC 8pm
Thursday, October 6th 8pm
Friday, October 7th 8pm
Saturday, October 8th 8pm
Thursday, October 13th 8pm
Friday, October 14th 8pm
Saturday, October 15th 8pm

PERFORMANCES AT:
Eclectic Theater
1214 10th Ave Seattle, WA 98122

GENERAL ADMISSION:
$20 online at Brown Paper Tickets
$22 at the door an hour before showtime

TPS MEMBERS:
$15 online or at the door

STUDENTS/SENIORS:
$12 online or at the door

PWYC:
Tuesday, October 4th 8pm

FANTASTIC.Z’s MISSION:
Fantastic.Z is Seattle’s LGBTQ theatre company. An artist founded and run company presenting the Puget Sound with quality theatre focused through a queer lens. In addition to our community outreach and education programs, Fantastic.Z strives to bring fierce, entertaining and passionate theatre while giving a voice to the LGBTQ community and it’s allies. Fantastic.Z Theatre is a not for profit 501c3 company.

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: Pirates & Saints Closes! Not Too Late With Elicia Sanchez!

Rochelle Wyatt and Tyler Stout in a scene from Pirates & Saints.

Rochelle Wyatt and Tyler Stout in a scene from Pirates & Saints.

Pirates & Saints

by Margaret Landry John Ruoff

Directed by Rich Wiltshire

Thu-Sat at 8pm.

An Irish sea Captain and his adopted son, a fierce and fiery madam, a gypsy ghost and her idealistic niece all converge at the boathouse of Tennie, the one-handed Cajun, for one thing: rum. But, when the Captain’s nefarious and half-cocked antics cause the delay of the cargo shipment, the clientele get much more than they bargained for. Set against the ominous backdrop of the Bayou Goula, during the height of the Prohibition era, the characters find that secrets are their greatest currency, the loot has an arbitrary price that ebbs and flows between life and death and in the end, “all of us are pirates and saints.”

General Admission Tickets are $26.

TPS Members can get in for $21 at the door when you show your current member card.

Military/Veterans and Union Members can get in for $16 with a Member Card.

Students and Seniors can get in for $13 at the door with a Student ID or if you identify as a Senior at the door.

If you are a AEA or SAG-AFTRA Member, contact rikdeskin@gmail.com to reserve your FREE tickets for you and a guest.

For advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2586225

STARRING-

DAVID HAYES as Captain Dooley

MEHRA PARK as Babe

ANNIE ST. JOHN as Esmeralda 

ASA SHOLDEZ as Tennie
TYLER STOUT as Antrim Dooley

ROCHELLE WYATT as Siobhan

Lighting Design by Alex Wren

Sound Design by Bob Blumenthal

Sponsored by 4Culture.

Powered by Shunpike.

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10:30pm on Saturday, September 17!

Welcome to NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! A late night talk and variety show hosted by, well, comedian Elicia Sanchez and her lovely and talented co-host/band leader, comedian/non-musician Nick Sahoyah! Each month NTL brings you a variety of performers, stunts, comedians, special guests, musical acts, random weirdness and general late night antics to thrill, surprise and mostly entertain you!

$12 at the Door.

http://www.nottoolatewitheliciasanchez.com/

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: The Mammoth! Pirates & Saints! Tangerine!

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The Mammoth! Longform! Jam! #4

Tonight (Tuesday) at 7pm!

LIMITED SEATING. Tickets to The Mammoth are only $10 online and at the door (cash or card). Online sales close at 4 pm on September 6th.

Tuesday, September 6th
Doors @ 6:30 pm – Jam @ 7 pm
themammothjam4.brownpapertickets.com

The Mammoth is a monthly longform improv jam at Eclectic Theater! (Normally, The Mammoth is on the second Tuesday of every month. This month, it’s on the FIRST Tuesday.)

Maybe you’re completely new to improv. Maybe you’ve tried short form but not longform. Maybe you’re a grizzled veteran who just grumbles things like “good move” instead of laughing. Good news! The Mammoth is for you! Show up by yourself or with friends! Leave with more friends! Everyone gets stage time!

The Mammoth is hosted and produced (with love) by Ethan Smith and Stephen Carter.

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Thursday, September 8 from 5-8pm.

At Eclectic Theater, special guest storyteller Wendy Joseph will spin a tale from 6:30-7pm and the cast and crew of Pirates & Saints will be getting ready for their 8pm performance, all while Zoë Richter mans the Lounge! Leonard Goodisman, the Development Director and Artistic Associate Kim Deskin will also be present. There might even be music played by Artistic Busker Richard Deskin!

About Wendy Joseph:

Writer and Able Seaman Wendy Joseph vies with her characters for a life of romance and adventure. She crews cargo ships world-wide, the tall ship Lady Washington, the WWII freighter SS Lane Victory, the SS Virginia V, and the battleship USS Iowa. She has been chased by pirates and typhoons, can say “Arrgh!” in six languages and splice a 12 strand line. She holds an MA in English Literature from UCLA and an MA in Writing from the University of Washington. On stage, she has played roles from Shakespeare to avant garde to stand up comedy, and appeared in the movies Singles, American Heart, and Assasins.

Her plays GARGOYLES, BOOKING HOLD and THE HAMLET INTERVIEW have been produced in Seattle; her screenplay MURMANSK RUN won first prize in the Northwest Screenwriters Guild contest and is currently in pre-production. Her poem “CHIEF JOSEPH” won first prize in the Seattle Writers Association contest, and other poems have been published in Bricolage, HA! and Westwind. Her short piece “Ernesto Visits the Five Spot” won a Bad Hemingway contest.

Joseph spent a scintillating time in France researching THE WITCH’S HAND, which was a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association contest. She is currently working on a stage adaptation of James Joyce’s ULYSSES, another play about Hitler’s rise to power, and a new novel, BLOOD ON THE WATER, a thriller about the 21st century Merchant Marine. When at anchor Wendy lives in the wilds of Washington State with her cats Jean Lafitte and Bijou.

http://capitolhillartwalk.com/

http://wendyjosephwrites.com/

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David Hayes, Rochelle Wyatt and Asa Sholdez in a scene from Pirates & Saints.

Pirates & Saints

by Margaret Landry John Ruoff

Directed by Rich Wiltshire

Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm.

An Irish sea Captain and his adopted son, a fierce and fiery madam, a gypsy ghost and her idealistic niece all converge at the boathouse of Tennie, the one-handed Cajun, for one thing: rum. But, when the Captain’s nefarious and half-cocked antics cause the delay of the cargo shipment, the clientele get much more than they bargained for. Set against the ominous backdrop of the Bayou Goula, during the height of the Prohibition era, the characters find that secrets are their greatest currency, the loot has an arbitrary price that ebbs and flows between life and death and in the end, “all of us are pirates and saints.”

Performances run as follows:
Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm through September 17.

General Admission Tickets are $26.

TPS Members can get in for $21 at the door when you show your current member card.

Military/Veterans and Union Members can get in for $16 with a Member Card.

Students and Seniors can get in for $13 at the door with a Student ID or if you identify as a Senior at the door.

If you are a AEA or SAG-AFTRA Member, contact rikdeskin@gmail.com to reserve your FREE tickets for you and a guest.

For advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2586225

STARRING-

DAVID HAYES as Captain Dooley

MEHRA PARK as Babe

ANNIE ST. JOHN as Esmeralda 

ASA SHOLDEZ as Tennie
TYLER STOUT as Antrim Dooley

ROCHELLE WYATT as Siobhan

Lighting Design by Alex Wren

Sound Design by Bob Blumenthal

Sponsored by 4Culture.

Powered by Shunpike.

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A Screenplay Reading-by Kit Wilson

Sunday, September 11 at 6pm.

FREE!

“Aeonflux” meets “Lucy” in this gripping adventure in which a beguiling and fearless protagonist (and survivor of her family’s murders) battles evil forces with new found forces of her own.

Kit Wilson is a locally based screenwriter who’s current work includes numerous feature length screenplays such as TimeFrame, Falls City, The Secret of Hemingway’s Muse, and Tangerine. His short film Trickshop – recently seen on the festival circuit – was produced in collaboration with Faith vs Fate Films and Hand Crank films. His latest short film Drowned World is presently in development. Prior to working as a screenwriter, Mr. Wilson spent the several years working in advertising in Los Angeles. He seeks new collaborators and additional investors to see his innovative and action packed scripts come to life.

The very talented, hardworking actors who will be reading TANGERINE are Cathan Bordyn, Daniel Brockley, Ronee Collins, Ashley Cozine, Rik Deskin, Rachel Pate, Shane Regan, and Alder Sherwood.

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: Pirates & Saints! Plus Coming Soon!

Mehra Park, Rochelle Wyatt and Asa Sholdez in a scene from Pirates & Saints.

Mehra Park, Rochelle Wyatt and Asa Sholdez in a scene from Pirates & Saints.

 

13735147_1232411466802904_7461593718311169339_oAn Irish sea Captain and his adopted son, a fierce and fiery madam, a gypsy ghost and her idealistic niece all converge at the boathouse of Tennie, the one-handed Cajun, for one thing: rum. But, when the Captain’s nefarious and half-cocked antics cause the delay of the cargo shipment, the clientele get much more than they bargained for. Set against the ominous backdrop of the Bayou Goula, during the height of the Prohibition era, the characters find that secrets are their greatest currency, the loot has an arbitrary price that ebbs and flows between life and death and in the end, “all of us are pirates and saints.”

Performances run as follows:
Performances will then run Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm through September 17.

General Admission Tickets are $26.

TPS Members can get in for $21 at the door when you show your current member card.

Military/Veterans and Union Members can get in for $16 with a Member Card.

Students and Seniors can get in for $13 at the door with a Student ID or if you identify as a Senior at the door.

If you are a AEA or SAG-AFTRA Member, contact rikdeskin@gmail.com to reserve your FREE tickets for you and a guest.

For advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2586225

STARRING-

DAVID HAYES as Captain Dooley

MEHRA PARK as Babe

ANNIE ST. JOHN as Esmeralda 

ASA SHOLDEZ as Tennie
TYLER STOUT as Antrim Dooley

ROCHELLE WYATT as Siobhan

Lighting Design by Alex Wren

Sound Design by Bob Blumenthal

Sponsored by 4Culture.

Powered by Shunpike.

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Coming Soon

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The Mammoth! Longform! Jam! #4!

LIMITED SEATING. Tickets to The Mammoth are only $10 online and at the door (cash or card). Online sales close at 4 pm on September 6th.

Tuesday, September 6th
Doors @ 6:30 pm – Jam @ 7 pm
themammothjam4.brownpapertickets.com

The Mammoth is a monthly longform improv jam at Eclectic Theater! (Normally, The Mammoth is on the second Tuesday of every month. This month, it’s on the FIRST Tuesday.)

Maybe you’re completely new to improv. Maybe you’ve tried short form but not longform. Maybe you’re a grizzled veteran who just grumbles things like “good move” instead of laughing. Good news! The Mammoth is for you! Show up by yourself or with friends! Leave with more friends! Everyone gets stage time!

The Mammoth is hosted and produced (with love) by Ethan Smith and Stephen Carter.

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: Pirates & Saints Opens!

13735147_1232411466802904_7461593718311169339_oAn Irish sea Captain and his adopted son, a fierce and fiery madam, a gypsy ghost and her idealistic niece all converge at the boathouse of Tennie, the one-handed Cajun, for one thing: rum. But, when the Captain’s nefarious and half-cocked antics cause the delay of the cargo shipment, the clientele get much more than they bargained for. Set against the ominous backdrop of the Bayou Goula, during the height of the Prohibition era, the characters find that secrets are their greatest currency, the loot has an arbitrary price that ebbs and flows between life and death and in the end, “all of us are pirates and saints.”

Performances run as follows:

Thursday, August 25: Pay-What-You-Can Preview!
Friday, August 26 at 8pm.
Saturday, August 27 at 2pm. There is no evening performance on this date.
Sunday, August 28 at 2pm.
Performances will then run Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm through September 17.

General Admission Tickets are $26.

TPS Members can get in for $21 at the door when you show your current member card.

Military/Veterans and Union Members can get in for $16 with a Member Card.

Studens and Seniors can get in for $13 at the door with a Student ID or if you identify as a Senior at the door.

If you are a AEA or SAG-AFTRA Member, contact rikdeskin@gmail.com to reserve your FREE ticket.

For advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2586225

STARRING-

DAVID HAYES as Captain Dooley

MEHRA PARK as Babe

ANNIE ST. JOHN as Esmeralda 

ASA SHOLDEZ as Tennie
TYLER STOUT as Antrim Dooley

ROCHELLE WYATT as Siobhan

Lighting Design by Alex Wren

Sound Design by Bob Blumenthal

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: The Highlarious Comedy Festival and Not Too Late with Elicia Sanchez!

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The Highlarious Comedy Festival features over 30 comedians from across the country with over 25 unique comedy shows featuring comedians in their underwear, stoned, participating with the audience and showcases for females identifying performers, minority performers and queer comedians.

Shows start at 8pm Tonight and tomorrow and at 6pm on Saturday.

http://www.strangertickets.com/events/33504427/the-highlarious-comedy-festival

http://highlariouscomedy.com/

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10:30pm on Saturday, August 20

Welcome to NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! A late night talk and variety show hosted by, well, comedian Elicia Sanchez and her lovely and talented co-host/band leader, comedian/non-musician Nick Sahoyah! Each month NTL brings you a variety of performers, stunts, comedians, special guests, musical acts, random weirdness and general late night antics to thrill, surprise and mostly entertain you!

$12 at the Door.

http://www.nottoolatewitheliciasanchez.com/

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