It’s that time of the year when we celebrate Free Night of Theater!
And in Seattle, it’s double the cool factor since October is Arts Crush!
This year, ETC is sponsoring an encore run, October 21-23 at 8pm, of The Westerbork Serenade written and performed by David Natale. Directed by Gin Hammond. Produced by Rik Deskin. This show originally ran in repertory with Hamlet in 2008 and was a critical success as well as a Seattle Times Footlight Award Winner for Solo Show that same year.
David Natale and Producer Rik Deskin will be traveling with this show to The Netherlands for six performances in Amsterdam and Den Haag November 9-30.
David and Rik have raised $1215 towards their $7000 goal to cover expenses for travel, meals and lodging. Donations can be made of any amount with a credit card, check or cash at the theater or by phone at 206-679-3271.
A ONE-MAN SHOW WITH A CAST OF THOUSANDS!
This November, Seattle actor and playwright, David Natale brings a seldom-remembered story of the Holocaust in Holland with his award winning one-man show: The Westerbork Serenade. Because of anxiety over increased immigration, in 1939 the Dutch government set up a camp near the town of Westerbork to hold the stream of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany which was then turned into a transit station after the Nazi invasion. The SS commandant’s pet project was a weekly cabaret show at Westerbork. It featured top Jewish entertainers from Germany and Holland. If one was in the show, one was “exempt” from transport- temporarily. By the end of the war, however, most of the performers from Westerbork were also sent to their deaths in eastern camps, joining the eventual six million who died.
Mr. Natale seamlessly portrays more than 15 characters; including German director, Max Ehrlich, actress Camilla Spira, Commandant Gemmeker and the beloved Dutch singing duo, Johnny and Jones.
Thursday, October 21 at 8pm is the Free Night of Theater performance. Tickets are still available! If Will Call Tickets are not picked up by 7:55pm, they will be released.
FREE TIX for tonight’s performance and Advance Tickets for Friday, October 22 & Saturday, October 23 are available by phone at 206-679-3271 or online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/132853
$20 General Admission
$15 TPS (Theatre Puget Sound) Members*, and Sandbox Artist Collective Members.
$10 Students*, Seniors, Military*, Veterans, Union Members*, Cornish Alumni, Faculty* and Staff*.
Free for AEA*, SAG* & AFTRA* Members
*Must have current Member or I.D. card.