This Week At Eclectic Theater: Midnight Mystery Theater, Othello Final Week and SketchFest Thunderdome

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Midnight Mystery Theater

THE CASE OF THE MISSING MIRACLE
The Muldoon brewery St. Patrick’s day parade leprechaun is incarcerated in Bellevue mental ward for claiming to be a vacuum repairman and not a leprechaun. Child star Surly Temper has a shot at playing Dorothy in the sequel to The Wizard of Oz” but only with the Muldoon leprechaun as the mayor of Munchkin Land. Can private eye Dick Doubleheart crack the true identity of the incarcerated Celtic enigma? 

THE CASE OF THE MISSING MEMORY
The wife and the Broadway star mistress of an eccentric inventor of a memory improvement device are both accused of murdering him. Ace attorney Brock Burner,with the of assistance of his legal secretary Ella Avenue and investigator Drake DePaul, defends both women.

Turn this weeknight into a STRONG NIGHT!!! Your poor neglected funny bone demands a good tickling!! Members of 12th Night Productions and actual attorney Keith Kessler join MMT this month for the MM show!! Mystery involves a Perry Mason spoof (a Perry-dy?) & Miracle delves into child star Surly Temple’s attempt to make a Wizard of Oz sequel (but not without the participation of an actual leprechaun, who’s imprisoned in a mental ward). Special guests Rachelle Henry, Jonelle Jordan, Nate Maddox & Rick Springer & Keith Kessler: Attorney at Law join regulars Erin Day, Chris Mathews and mastermind John Ruoff!! Ably assisted by Jasen Britcher on LIVE sound effects & Josh Anderson tickling the ivories. Tickets are a scandalously reasonable 10 smackers. Try our signature cocktail: the Well-adjusted Screwdriver!!!

Wednesday at 7:30pm.

$10. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets.

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Othello Poster

William Shakespeare’s tragedy of jealousy and revenge.

The run of the show is Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm. May 2-26

Othello, a celebrated general, yet an outsider, defies social convention and marries Desdemona, a Venetian aristocrat. Enter Othello’s most trusted lieutenant, the honest Iago, who nurses a vengeful hate for his commander. As Iago draws Othello and the audience into a spider web of half-truths, scandal is fueled families and friendships destroyed until a trifle light as air tragically unravels them all.

With poetry rivaling King Lear and with the psychological depth of Hamlet, Shakespeare constructs a highly charged tale of prejudice, revenge, and the destruction of innocence.

Content Advisory: Suitable for teens and adults, Othello contains onstage violence and sexual innuendo. Concerned parents and theater-goers may want to contact the Box Office for more information.

NOTE: due to some sort of memory malfunction, our Iago carries a book, which has become part of the design of the show. If this is a problem for you, do not come. But if it is not a problem, you will enjoy this production.

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

Directed by Kim Deskin.

Starring Michael Blum, Ann-Mari Bryant, Rik Deskin*, Eleanor Moseley*, Eric Newman*, Scott Maddock, Corey Lynn Atencio, Alexa Oo, Jeff Allen Pierce*, Brandon Marino,and Mary Murfin Bayley!

Sound Design by David Torres.

Costume Design by Holly Forbis.

Scenic Design by Tyrone Brown.

Lighting Design by Judy Walcott.

Fight Design by Gavin Sakae Mclean.

Stage Management by Alyson Sundal.

Assistant Stage Management by Richard Deskin.

$12-$25. PWYC. April 27-April 28 are all PWYC Previews.

Advanced Tickets are available at 206-679-3271 and at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/357562!

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

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SketchFest Thunderdome

The Thunderdome, is a free sketch comedy writing jam session extravaganza put on by SketchFest every month at Eclectic Theater. Come hang out while we pitch around sketch ideas, break out into groups to write, and do group reads. This workshop is for people of all experience levels and anyone interested in comedy writing is encouraged to drop by!

Sunday at 7pm.

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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 www.shunpike.org.
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