This Week At Eclectic Theater, September 18-23, 2013: Seattle Fringe Festival 2013, Spankatron 6000 and SketchFest Thunderdome!

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September 18 – 22, 2013

The Night Mare (In a House of Dark Dreams)

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Mothership Ensemble | Blue Lake, CA
55 minutes
Rated R | ages 16+ | Violent and Sexual Actions

Eclectic Theater
Sep 18 @ 6pm | Sep 20 @ 9pm | Sep 21 @ 2pm | Sep 21 @ 10pm

On an almost empty stage, The Night Mare creates the world of a barren couple who relentlessly pursue their dream of having a child. An original movement-based tragedy, devised by the members of Mothership Ensemble, unfolds through vigorous movement sequences, exquisite imagery, and original poetry accompanied by the works of Federico Garcia Lorca, Billy Collins, Rumi, and Sharon Olds.

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Cast & Crew
Anthony Arnista
Anson Smith
Ruxy Cantir
Ryan Musil
Janessa Johnsrude
Jacob Trillo

Drawn Dead

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Conceived and performed by Steven Gomez
Directed by John Leith
Theatre of Self Doubt | Seattle, WA
58 minutes
Rated R | ages 16+ | Strong language and adult themes

Eclectic Theater
Sep 18 @ 7:30pm | Sep 19 @ 9pm | Sep 21 @ 8:30pm | Sep 22 @ 1pm

Years ago, learning to play poker taught Steven Gomez unexpected but invaluable life lessons along with the courage that has served him long after he quit playing. Unhappy with his life, he found solace in rediscovering the game and remembered an unfinished poker ambition: Visiting the Wildhorse Poker Round Up festival in Pendleton, Oregon. The resulting trip took him on a surprising odyssey of nasty weather, crooked card sharks, encounters with supernatural forces and an all-in showdown with his greatest nemesis: Himself.

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Pre-Date

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By Scott Herman
Directed by Beau Prichard
Questing Beast Theatre | Seattle, WA
35 minutes
Rated PG-13 | all ages | Minimal language

Eclectic Theater
Sep 18 @ 9pm | Sep 20 @ 6pm | Sep 21 @ 7pm | Sep 22 @ 2:30pm

Pre-Date explores what it means to search for connections in a society with an ever-increasing reliance on technology. Can you really connect with someone you’ve only met online? How does internet dating work for old-fashioned romantics? Jack and Roxy navigate these strange new waters on their first internet date, with a little unsolicited advice along the way.

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Cast:
Kayti Barnett
Robert Hankins III
Shannon Erickson Loys
Brittni Thoreson

Crew:
Director: Beau Prichard
Assistant Director: Julia Nardin
Stage Manager: Bob Pore

Love Lessons Learned

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Written and performed by Erin Renée Roberts
Erin Renée Roberts | Saint Louis, MO
35 minutes
Rated PG-13 | ages 13+ | Adult language and partial nudity

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Sep 19 @ 6pm | Sep 20 @ 7:30pm | Sep 21 @ 3:30pm | Sep 22 @ 4:30pm

Emphasizing, human connectedness Love Lessons Learned is a deconstruction of the concept of love and relationships. Follow the goddess Eros as she takes you through her interactions with her muses, recounting her experiences and ultimately realizing that ”Goddesses should be praised.” Memories will ignite as you reminisce about the good times, and the not so good times.Love Lessons Learned is a global message of how love and relationships help to make us who we are.

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Cast & Crew
Written & Performed by Erin Renée Roberts
Direction and Choreography Collaborators: Grace Carmack, Lyndsey Gray, Narissa Herndon
Design Collaborators: Matthew Ray, Emily Stranski, and Adam Zopfi-Hulse
Marketing Collaborators: Jacob Hickey, Renee Legaux, Victoria Roberts and Patrick Fesler

Bi, Hung, Fit … and Married

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Written and performed by Mark Bentley Cohen
Directed by Seàn Cummings
Lianna Walden Productions | Vancouver, BC Canada
57 minutes
Rated NC-17 | ages 17+ | Sexual language

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Sep 19 @ 7:30pm | Sep 20 @ 10:30pm | Sep 21 @ 5pm | Sep 22 @ 6pm

This is an intimate glimpse into one man’s struggle with bisexuality within the confines of marriage and fatherhood. Faced with a crumbling relationship and a renewed curiosity in men, Marco decides to step outside of his marriage and experiment with men. After coming clean to his wife, they embark upon an erotic journey where they discover ever-deepening levels of intimacy and love.

“Irreverent and refreshingly candid.”– The Globe and Mail
“The well-written monologue is funny and provocative… a roaring success”– ancouver Weekly

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Produced by Lianna Walden
Written and performed by Mark Bentley Cohen
Directed by Seàn Cummings
Stage Manager – Lianna Walden

 

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Spankatron 6000

What do you get when you start a night with stand-up, followed by improvised comedy, all leading to a musical climax? Spankatron 6000. Obviously.

Local comedians and musicians will take turns working their magic while the Spankatron 6000 team of improvisers weave it all into one cohesive narrative. The scenes could go anywhere. Things could get surreal. The results will be hilarious.

When: Sunday September 22
Time: 8:30pm
Cost: $10

Bio: Spankatron 6000 is made up of Seattle-based improvisers with a wide variety of comedic and theatrical experience including studying at Seattle’s Unexpected Productions Improv School. Individually they are Mark Girouard, Bryan Higa, Tia Kemp, Justin Lund, Cassie Roadhouse, Thomas Roe, John Stevens, Kelsey Todd, Aaron Walden, and Kevin Zimmerman. Guest stand up comedians and musicians will be announced on show night.

More info and tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/459228!

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September SketchFest Thunderdome

The Thunderdome, is a free sketch comedy writing jam session extravaganza put on by SketchFest every month at the 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!

Monday, September 23 at 7pm. Free!

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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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