THIS WEEK AT ECLECTIC THEATER: Julius Caesar and the Veer West Screenplay Festival! Plus Coming Soon!

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

Advanced Tickets are available here:

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!
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We’re excited to be producing and hosting readings of the following screenplays:

9 AM ~ LOOKIN’ UP (Steve Carter, Marvin Kaplan)
11:15 AM ~ THE NIGHT WITCHES (Steve Prowse)
2 PM ~ PLASMOS (Robert Benedetti, Tom Brophy)
5 PM ~ LOOK UP IN THE SKY (Laurie Vazquez)
5 PM ~ GRACE (Lynda Lemberg & Jeffrey Allen Russel)

Veer West Screenplay Festival is an innovative new media and feature length screenplay festival for professionals by professionals. Showcasing the work of incredibly talented screenwriters from across the globe, and read by local Seattle film industry members, the purpose of this screenplay reading series is to lift the screenwriters’ work from page to stage and beyond. Work-shopping these scripts includes live readings by professional readers, audience feedback, media coverage, and industry panels. Stay tuned for more updates on schedule and content!

Street parking is available, and free on Sundays. However, please arrive early to ensure you will be able to find a spot! 🙂

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The World Premiere of Che and the Gate 

Two One-Act Plays by Leonard Goodisman

April 9-May 10, 2015

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

Tickets are available online at:

Tickets are $25 General Admission.

$20 in Advance or if you are a TPS Member.

$15 for Union/Military/Veteran and to Arouet.

$12 for Students/Seniors.


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.

Directed by Roy Arauz

David Rodrigues-Jenkins
Emily Felciano
Maristela Diaz
Chris Martinez
Steve Gallion

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.

Directed by Margie Slovan
Larry                                          Butch Stevenson
Choi                                          Tomoko Saito
Father                                        Leroy Chin
Mother                                        Eloisa Cardona
Captain/Minister/Chair               Chip Wood
Cultural/dialect consultant         Hayoun Oh
(and female understudy)

For Both Plays
Stage Managers:
Mari Cannon
Isabelle de Mozinette
Set Designer : Kim Rosin
Light Designer: Zanna Paulson
Costume Designer: Oneda Harris

Produced by Eclectic Theater.

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10697237_813163298776273_7644117809034721892_oSaturday May 16th @ Eclectic Theater – *2 SHOWS!*
“Take Warning Presents”
w/ Guests
All Ages (bar w/ id) – $18 adv / $20 day of show – 7:30 PM (EARLY SHOW) & 10:00 PM (LATE SHOW)
Tickets @ Early (7:30 PM) – |
Late (10:00 PM) –

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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*!

Directed by Tony Doupe!

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
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