This week at Odd Duck Studio: Sept 1-4, 2011

This week begins with the World Premiere of a new play written and directed by Seattle’s Jim Moran, September Skies.

September Skies is a providential drama about two acquaintances who re-schedule their flights aboard one of the hijacked 9/11 planes.

Previews September 1-4. PWYC Preview on Thursday, September 1.
September 8-October 1
Thu-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm. Special Matinee on Saturday, October 1 at 2pm.

$10-$25 PWYC.

Advance Tickets are available at 206-679-3271 and at

This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.

World Premiere Written and Directed by Jim Moran
Starring David Foubert*, Cheryl Platz and Rik Deskin*.
Stage Managed by Melissa Y. Hamasaki*.
Sound Design by Rob Witmer.
Lighting Design by Sean Begley.
Costume Design by Holly Forbis.

Poster designed by Alex Thomas.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for professional Actors & Stage Managers in the United States.

Sponsored by Eclectic Theater Company.


Every Thursday at 10:30pm is The Comedy Workshop!

A weekly open mic opportunity for professional and amateur comedians, sketch comedians, and improvisational actors/improvisers to test new material and to develop their acts.

Inspired by The Comedy Workshop and Comics Annex of Houston’s Comedy scene in the 1980s to 1990s, Alum Rik Deskin, Actor and Artistic Director of Eclectic Theater Company wants to help cultivate and enhance Seattle’s Comedy Scene by creating a venue where comedians can perform between 5 to 10 minutes of material each.

Thursday nights @ 10:30pm. $5. Advance TIX available at 206-679-3271 and at

Hosted by Rik Deskin. Featured Comedians for September 8 include Autumn Ellis and Jim Search!

Sign-up for Performers up to 30 minutes before performance via Facebook and at the theater with Rik Deskin.

Guest Comedian Autumn Ellis will be with us on September 8!


Every Friday at 12:10-12:40pm is Brown Bag Comedy!

Brown Bag Comedy is 30 minutes of lunchtime comedy!


$5. Advance TIX available at 206-679-3271 and at

Featuring two Stand-Up Comedians every week!

September 2nd: James Milton and Albert Kirchner

Produced by Eclectic Theater Company.

Future Brown Bag Comedy Shows:

September 9th: Nigel Larson and Isaac Louie

September 16th: Barbara Sehr and Kristina McMillen


Fridays at 10:30pm through September 30, Drop The Root Beer And Run continues their run of Sketch Comedy and Improv! Plus special guest Stand-Up Comedians!

Another raucous, enamel building, educational, yet sultry comedy night at the Odd Duck Studio, featuring comedy from:

Maria Heinegg
David Tveite
Matt Olson
And Devin Thomas Badoo

Plus! Surreal improv from Drop The Root Beer And Run.

$10. Advance TIX available at 206-679-3271 and at


On Saturday at 10:30pm is the one night only return of Blood Squad in

Hell Child 2: Induced Labor Day: The Unborn Reborn: Mourning Sickness

Tell all your friends, but tell ’em quietly cause The Squad is back for one night only! That’s right! Elicia, Brandon and Molly are bringing you some horror and hilarity for your holiday weekend.

It was a tough birth, but nothing could have prepared them for what was to come. Is it just a phase? She’ll grow out of it! What did she do to those poor dolls? NO NOT YOUR BABY BROTHER! These are just a few of the things you need to worry about with…HELL CHILD.

Blood Squad Presents the return of “Hell Child”.
Your worst nightmare is adorable.

Blood Squad is Brandon Felker, Molly Arkin & Elicia Wickstead

One night only – Saturday September 3rd at 10:30pm – Odd Duck Studio
Tickets are $10. Available at 206-679-3271 and at


Coming Soon

Saturday, September 10 at 10:30pm. Human Prop is back for a new one night only show!

Human Prop is a long-form improv show featuring improvisers from the Seattle area. A special guest does a monologue based on a word from the audience, and the improvisers perform scenes inspired by the monologue.

$10. Advance TIX are available at 206-679-3271 and at


On Saturday, September 17 at 10:30pm, Puppet This and Eclectic Theater Company present

IMPROVAGANZA Preview Night: Seattle Edition

The Great Puppet Happiness Machine
Super Mega Art Show
Dirty Laundry

Enjoy a sneak preview of 3 great Seattle improv acts before they head out to Improvaganza! Hawaii Festival of Improv.

The Great Puppet Happiness Machine
For puppets, being ecstatically happy is the status quo, so what will they do when they discover that one of their own is suddenly and shockingly sad? Luckily for them, mad scientist Professor Mysterio has created a machine that will keep everyone happy for the rest of time..or else.

This musical improvised show combines adult improv savvy with the style of classic children’s shows (The Bugaloos, H.R. Pufnstuf) to transform your fears, bad days and tragedies and into happiness any way they can. Even if that means singing about kittens.

Super Mega Art Show
If there’s one criticism most people have of performance art it’s that it’s not pretentious enough. Hanz and Hiemen are here to solve that problem. These two fake foreign artists make more artistic art in a minute than most artists make in a lifetime.

Art is Truth. Truth is Pain. Pain is Funny. Super Mega Art Show.

Created by Dartanion London and Graham Downing

Dirty Laundry
(from Wing-It Productions)
An improvised couples therapy play that takes a comedic look at love, lust and relationships. We take a couple from the audience and thrust them into therapy to show just how close they are to making up… or breaking up. The therapy session drives the show through flashbacks, flash-forwards, and hypothetical scenarios as we explore the crazy ups and downs of love!

Tickets: $12
$10 for students/seniors/TPS/Military/Veterans/Union Members

206-679-3271 and at
or at the door

*This show is recommended for mature audiences.


On Saturday, September 24 at 10:30pm is the debut of The Big Funny Show!

Comedian Travis Simmons!
With Special Guest Sarah Skilling!

Highly regarded, widely applauded; Pacific Northwest comedian Travis Simmons is known for his brilliant observations, amazing impressions,and astute political commentary. Simmons is a local favorite but travels the world over to bring his funny to people just like you. Come on down, check him out, and you will quickly discover, this is one different kind of brother.

In addition to his live comedy shows, Simmons Funny 4 Food charity shows have raised over $50,000 for food banks in Western Washington and the shows have now expanded to Oregon. His Christmas events “Jokes for Little Folks” have generated 7,000 toys for kids in Seattle
and Tacoma.

Travis has over 3 million video plays on You Tube and he is in the Regular rotation on Raw Dog Comedy and JamieFoxx’s Foxxhole on Sirus XM Satellite Radio.

$10. Advance TIX available at 206-679-3271 and at


On Sunday September 25 at 7pm is the Seattle Monthly mash-Up!

The eleventh mash-up will again be at Odd Duck Studio, coordinated by Interrobang?!. We ask that improvisers participating have either advanced improv class experience (i.e., Wing-It’s 301-level classes, UP’s 400-level classes) or improv performance experience.

We’ll do our best to mix people up to perform with as many people from outside their usual groups as possible. Groups for the night will be announced as the night progresses, and each mash-up will go approximately 15 minutes.

Thus far, everyone who’s attended has been able to mash up at least twice.

You know there are a ton of amazing improvisers in town you’ve wanted to work with. Now’s your chance!

$5 to watch! Cheap! Fun! Awesome! Advance TIX available at 206-679-3271 and at


About eclectictheater

Eclectic Theater is a professional theatre company in Seattle, WA., dedicated to producing and presenting original, contemporary and classic works for the stage and screen. Plays, Improv, Stand-Up and Sketch Comedy and more! Eclectic Theater is powered by Shunpike. Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that fuel innovation in the arts by building productive partnerships, cultivating leadership and providing direct services to arts groups of all kinds. Learn more at
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