THIS WEEK AT ECLECTIC THEATER: The Long Road and Nine, TimeFrame and Hero’s Errand! Plus Coming Soon!

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The Long Road by Shelagh Stephenson (U.S. Premiere)
Produced by Arouet

http://arouet.us/
February 27-March 14, 2015
Eclectic Theater
Directed by Zandi Carlson

In the aftermath of Danny’s pointless murder, his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness. A hearbreaking journey to forgiveness, this topical play digs deeper than the headlines. Stephenson spent many hours talking with victims and perpertrators of violent crime, visiting prisons and collaborating with the Forgiveness Project, a charity working in the fields of reconciliation and restorative justice. The result is an astonishingly ran and affecting play intent on opening the hearts and minds without ever becoming preachy. (source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/)

Meet the cast and crew of The Long Road.

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Two women held in a life-threatening situation and the mind games they play to keep one another alive. Held in a room and chained apart, their only currency is words, and balance of power is everything when a single word becomes the hanging point between life and death. A full scope of emotions is played out in their competitions, which are alternately funny, fragile & fierce. It illuminates the strength of the human spirit, and the psychological cost of survival.

Nine is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Meet the cast and crew of NINE.

All performances at Eclectic Theater at 7:30PM on the dates below:
Friday February 27
Saturday February 28
Monday March 2
Thursday March 5
Friday March 6
Saturday March 7
Thursday March 12
Friday March 13
Saturday March 14

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TimeFrame Screenplay Reading

Saturday, March 14 at 1pm

FREE!

A captivating Nobel Prize scientist escapes into the future, seeking vengeance for her husband’s murder and kidnapping of her daughter, vowing to clear her name, only to discover forgiveness is timeless.

Written by Kit Wilson (Falls City, Hemingway’s Muse, Lightning Twins)

Read by:

Ashley Cozine (Booked, 90210, Cetus Dawn)

Erik Gratton*(Grimm, 2K3, Whiffleball)

Isis King (Smash, The Good Wife, Celebrity Ghost Stories)

Rik Deskin*(Cetus Dawn, Wyatt Steps Out – Comedy Short, Look Up in the Sky)

Lisa Coronado (Z Nation, Chop Socky Boom, Worst Laid Plans)

Leena Lambert*(90210, Parks and Recreation, Chuck)

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

All Actors in this reading are SAG-AFTRA Members.

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 720x256_heroserrandImprov Conspiracy

March 15 at 6pm.

We work behind the scenes to control the nations of the world and use their power to bring you hilarious unscripted theater. Rumor has it that Improv Conspiracy consists of John Araya, Alex Choi, Thad Hitchcock, Elizabeth Oder, Kara Pomeroy, and Parker Thompson.

$10 Advanced (Link Coming Soon). $12 at the door.

Advance Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1379151

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Coming Soon:

NewShakespearienceCaesar
Thu-Sat, March 19-April 4, 2015.

Advanced Tickets are available here: http://newshakespearience.brownpapertickets.com/

Coming in March, Robert Downing performs scenes from Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” and tells you what to think about it!
This one-person show plunges deep into the guts of a great political tragedy and its enduring relevance.
“The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar” is a 90-minute performance combining an original monologue about Shakespeare’s play with scenes from the actual play. The audience takes a key role in the show by voicing the lines–projected onto a screen–of the Roman mob. The energy in the room reaches a fever pitch during Mark Antony’s funeral speech, as the audience jeers, sobs, and roars with rage at Antony’s rhetorical masterpiece. The result is funny, provocative, and “the first time I’ve ever enjoyed Shakespeare”, according to some audience members.
Writer-actor Robert Downing draws from his experience as a union organizer to answer the question, “just how DO you organize a political conspiracy, anyway?” He explains the strategies Cassius uses to recruit Brutus into the conspiracy, and how he finally screws it up. The clash of political ideas comes to life on stage: republicanism vs. monarchy, principle vs. loyalty, and justice vs. ambition.
“The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar” is completely unique: a mixture of stand-up comedy, ancient history lesson, TED talk on the theory and practice of organizing, and gripping scenes from a great Roman tragedy. You don’t want to miss it!
more information at thenewshakespearience.com

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March 21 at 10:30pm
NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! Episode 2!

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!

Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door.

Guest TBA.

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Che and the Gate 

by Leonard Goodisman

April 9-May 10, 2015

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

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Che Guevara, a medical doctor, grew from being dismayed with what he saw around him, to being a dissident, a rebel, a warrior, an idol,  a symbol, perhaps a god. People loved him and suffered along the way.

The Gate

An African-American GI in Korea wants to marry a pregnant Korean girl. Over “well-intentioned” objections of family and the army, they do. Later, retired in the States, a bit of Korea with them, cultural misunderstandings pursue them, but their quiet love and something greater triumphs.

$25 General Admission. $20 TPS and Online (Link available soon). $15 for Military/Veteran/Union. $12 Students/Seniors. FREE for SAG-AFTRA and AEA Members.

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Above The Timberline by Jorj Savage and The Last Cat of Big Moon Canyon by John Ruoff

Two One-Acts by Seattle Playwrights set in the old West!

Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sun at 2pm. May 21-June 20, 2015.

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Midnight Mystery Theater

Live Mystery Comedy Radio shows!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:30pm

$10 online (link available soon), $12 at the door.

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Eclectic Theater One-Act Play Festival

Friday & Saturday, June 26-27, 2015 at 8pm.

$10 online (link available soon), $12 at the door.

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Winter Bird

A Gothic Fantasy written by Steve Treacy

October 1-30, 2015

Thu-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm.

See how many librarians and physicians (colleagues of Peter), Irish folk (friends of Sean), and goths (minions of Thiera) you can spot in the lobby.

Previous draft received Honorable Mention:
Virtual Theatre Project’s 2008-2009
The Pen Is A Mighty Sword.

A World Premiere produced by Rik Deskin* and Steve Treacy*!

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

Tickets are $25 at the door.

$20 for TPS members. $15 for Military/Union/Veterans. $12 for Students/Seniors. FREE for AEA and SAG-AFTRA Members that are current and have their Member card.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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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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