THIS WEEK AT ECLECTIC THEATER: Hari Kondabolu is SOLD-OUT! Fair Play Festival is next week! Plus: Coming Soon!

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NOTE: All performances are now sold-out.

November 29 & 30 at 7 & 9pm.

Hari Kondabolu returns to his Seattle, his comedic birthplace, to develop a few more jokes for his album recording in 2016. Help Hari put some final touches on his sophomore effort.

$7 advance at and $10 at the door.

Sponsored by 4Culture.

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Fair Play Festival

A collection of short plays by local Playwrights featuring local Theatre Artists!

Kyle Ross – by Leonard Goodisman
Normal is Boring – by Lyssandra Norton

A Drunk Going To War – by Nu Quang
At First Sight – by Leroy Chin

7:30pm, Fri-Sat, December 4 & 5, 2015

$10 Advance at , $12 at the door.

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Sponsored by 4Culture.

Sponsored by Eclectic Theater.

Multicultural Fair Play Festival
Debuts at Eclectic Theater

The well-attended Eclectic play festival morphs into the more expansive and multicultural Fair Play Fest this autumn and continues the slightly longer, 30-minute time slot (as opposed to the 10-minute iteration of the festival, coming June 2016) started last December in the (longer) One-Act Play Fest. 5 different playwright/producers will each create a production without constraint of theme or style to see what can be created beyond the typical 10-minute boundary.

Why “Fair Play?” Leonard Goodisman founded the festival in June 2013, so any playwright could have the opportunity to put up and test their ideas onstage with an audience and be able to work out any kinks both in rehearsal and with audience feedback – the festival is not limited to multicultural entries, though they are showcased in an effort to give voice to greater diversity in casting as well as creation.

Five performance pieces run the gamut of thematic matter in two nights: if you prefer a little evil with your politics or relish the insanity that often rises from love – from a play within a play based on an ancient Chinese poem to an Indonesian dance, the Fair Play Fest has it all in this Do-It-Yourself theatrical extravaganza!

Eclectic Theater’s (longer) One-Act Play Festival features performance pieces by Leroy Chin, Leonard Goodisman, Parwati Martin, Lyssandra Norton, Nu Quang and Niluh Saraswatini as well as the talents of Ao Ding, Minh Sang Ha, Steven Hancher, Troy Hightower, Khai Tri Luong, Jeff Salazar, Kim Bao Tran, Alex Ung, and more! The festival runs December 4 & 5 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 at or $12 at the door. Free to AEA and SAG-AFTRA Members with card.


11239696_1239626886053094_2776685785842917311_oGayle Live Seattle

Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8pm!

A brand new live show with the stars of the hit web series GAYLE. Forbes Magazine boasts:”No major studio has created a stranger, more adeptly archetypal and consistently funnier character than Gayle Waters-Waters.”The Huffington Post calls it “One of the best things on the internet.” The New Yorker says, “Deranged.”

Advance Tickets are now available at! Tickets are $20 Online and $25 at the door.



Saturday, December 12 at 10:30pm.

Welcome to NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! A public access late night talk and variety show hosted by, well, comedian Elicia Sanchez, with her lovely and talented co-host/band leader, comedian/non-musician Nick Sahoyah and filmed in front of YOU, our live television studio audience! 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!

At Eclectic Theater (1214 10th Ave.)
Tickets are $10 at , $12 at the door!
Doors are at 10:00 PM, Show starts at 10:30 PM!
Beer and cocktails will be available in the theater lobby!

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Sponsored by 4Culture!

Sponsored by Eclectic Theater!


header-bgBiblical Proportions

December 19 at 8pm.

Biblical proportions is demagoguery deconstructed. A preacher/cult leader walks onstage, flanked by candle-carrying disciples. Based on a suggestion from the audience, this “preacher” enlightens the audience with a sermon that serves as the inspiration for the following 45 minute long-form improv show. Feel the power of improv running through your veins, brothers and sisters!!!

Tickets Available at:


Damian Johnson & Company

December 19, 2015 at 10 pm.

Stand-Up Comedy from Seattle, Bellingham, Vancouver and Tokyo!

More info soon!



Troupe Comique

February 12 and 24 at 7:30pm.

Original silent comedy for the stage!

Troupe Comique mixes pantomime, circus arts, comedy and wickedly entertaining stories to enchant its growing audiences.

More info soon!


1014512_10150293701074956_1987412267_o4th Annual New Works Festival 
This season starts off with our 4th Annual New Works Festival running February 17th-20th, 2016.  Collecting from playwrights near and far, Fantastic.Z curates an evening of short plays centered on this season’s theme: COMEDY!  Directors Kathryn Stewart, Kate Huisentruit, and Freddy Molitch will tackle these new plays and tickle our funny bones.

Advance Tickets available on January 17, 2016 at


12107261_851129194985311_7867007974642731767_nStarts Feb. 26. Fri-Sun. Through March 6.

Seattle Fringe Festival presents two weekends of independent, and locally sourced live performance.



Boeing Boeing

March 11 & 12, 2016 at 8pm.

It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms.

Advance Tickets available now 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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