Much Ado About Theater

This week there are two events in the theater world that showcase both timeless and contemporary classics…

“Scenes from an Execution” by New Century Theater Company

Set in the 17th Century, Howard Barker’s Scenes From An Execution centers around the timeless conflict between an artist’s need to be true to herself and the demands of her patron. 

Written and performed initially for the radio in 1984, then quickly adapted for the stage two years later, this contemporary classic layers powerful poetic language, seductive ideas and rich, dark humor into a compelling exploration of the conflict between moral responsibility and personal ambition.

FREE Table Reading on Monday, Oct. 21st at 7:30 p.m. (happy hour prices for drinks and food throughout performance)

Solo Bar, 200 Roy St. (lower Queen Anne)

http://www.newcenturytheatrecompany.org/Pipeline.html

“Much Ado About Nothing” by Seattle Shakespeare Company

Everyone knows that Beatrice and Benedick were meant for each other…except these two sharp-tongued wits can’t see it themselves! Only the shared resolve of redeeming a young girl’s honor brings the warring pair together. Filled with eccentric clowns, heart-warming families, and troublesome rogues, this vibrant comic celebration of romance will have you cheering when love eventually wins out.

PAY WHAT YOU WILL performance on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. (tickets available at box office starting at 6:30 p.m.)

Center Theater in Seattle Center

http://www.seattleshakespeare.org/shows/much-ado/

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