Seattle Public Theatre’s Spring Youth Lineup
Seattle Public Theater’s Youth Program recently announced its spring line up. All performances are free and open to the public. Seattle Public Theater is located at 7312 Greenlake Drive North, Seattle, WA, 98103. Additional details are at www.seattlepublictheater.org.
On the Razzle
by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Shana Bestock Features actors grades 8 – 10
From the master who brought us Arcadia comes a farce of epic proportions. In an explosion of verbal dazzle, wit, innuendo, malaprops, grand entrances, hasty exits, mistaken identities, and general hilarity, Stoppard adapts with a very free hand an 1842 Austrian farce (which inspired Thornton Wilder’s Matchmaker, which in turn was the basis for the musical Hello, Dolly!). Two callow shop clerks escape their lives of provincial drudgery for one day in glitzy, sinful old Vienna, where they hope, as one of them puts it, “to acquire a past before it’s too late.”
Performances: Friday, March 6, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 7 p.m.
by William Shakespeare Directed by Emily Purington Features actors grades 5 – 8
Prince Hamlet’s father is dead under mysterious circumstances. Who can Hamlet trust in a court filled with secrets and spies? A whirlwind of intrigue drives Shakespeare’s drama, exploring the costs of hesitation, hasty judgment, and ambition. With a ghost, a play-within-a-play, a sword-fight, a murder, a suicide, true love, and epic loss, this performance of one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays cannot be missed.
Performances:Friday, March 13, 7 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2 p.m.
directed by Ana Maria Campoy
Features actors grades 5 – 8
I’m-Migration is a passionate script ripped from the headlines about kids facing the challenges of immigration. Watch as they embark on voyages of great distance and self-discovery, experiencing familial upheaval and powerful political pressures. Walk miles – and miles – in someone else’s shoes. Be sure to attend this amazing opportunity to expand compassion, vision, and hope for a better future. By engaging critically and creatively with the world, we all have more capacity to dream adventurously and achieve greatness.
Performances:Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m. and Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m.