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Lorca's "Blood Wedding" produced by The Williams Project. Photos: Jeff Carpenter

Review: Nice Night For A “Blood Wedding”

August 4, 2018 • Outdoor theater is not one of my favorite things. Bugs…fussy children…oafs...

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Don’t Miss: “Tail Feather” Flocks into Langston with a Night of Dance, Struts,...

June 15, 2018 •   The starting place for Tail Feather, a performative celebration of queer...

Edna Turnblad (Nick DeSantis), Motormouth Maybelle (Shaunyce Omar), and Tracy Turnblad (Callie Williams).  Photo by Tracy Martin for Village Theatre.

Great Cast Makes for a Great, Big Show at Village’s Season Closer, “Hairspray”...

June 15, 2018 • Great Cast Makes for a Great, Big Show at Village’s Season Closer, “Hairspray” the...

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“Le Grand Fromage” (at West of Lenin thru 6/15) Is a Surprise Charmer

June 6, 2018 •   No “BAM!” Here, But the Food-Centric, Celeb-Sprinkled Solo...

"Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche" produced by Fantastic.Z Theatre Company. Photo: Alex Garland

Review: Dive Into Fantastic.Z’s “5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche” Through Next Weekend —...

May 30, 2018 •   That quiche diving is “great technique.”   I went...

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SIFF 2018 LGBTQ Pick: “Every Act of Life” Charts the Life of Master...

May 30, 2018 •   SIFF Pick: Every Act of Life Charts the Life of Master Playwright...

Anasofia Gallegos and Tony Magaña Jr in WELCOME TO ARROYOS at Theater Schmeater through June 2, 2018

Theater Ketchup: “Shakespeare (‘s Dad) in Love” and A Charming Visit to “Arroyo’s”

May 24, 2018 • You either adore the 1998 romantic comedy/drama SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE…or,...

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Review: Bold Queer Theater In Tacoma With “Bent”

May 24, 2018 • Through Saturday: Bent, a Small-Stage Production in Tacoma, Provides...

The evil Tyrone (acted/designed by Ben Burris) stars in the "evil Christian puppet play" HAND TO GOD at Seattle Public Theatre May 11 to June 3, 2018. Photography by John Ulman.

Theatre Ketchup: Evil Puppets Take Over Seattle Stages

May 18, 2018 • Secret Fun Fact: I j’adore puppets. Well…certain kinds of puppets....

Photo by Zack DeZon

Bag, Bath & Beyond: Bag Lady Manifesta and Broken Bone Bathtub Both Explore...

May 17, 2018 • Bag, Bath & Beyond: Bag Lady Manifesta and Broken Bone Bathtub Both Explore...

James Weidman as Sims/Papa and Pilar O'Connell as Morris in The Nether. Photo by Jeff Carpenter Photography.

Theater Ketchup-Sci Fi Edition: Pilgrims/The Nether/Silhouette

May 10, 2018 • So many local theater companies venturing into spooky dystopic future space...

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Theater Ketchup: “Familiar” and “The Wolves”

May 5, 2018 • Recent big productions from our big theater companies run the gamut from dramatic high school...

The astonishing brilliant cast of ArtsWest Playhouse's production of "An Octoroon" that examines American racial issues through the lens of a 170 year old play. From left to right: Jose Abaoag, Lamar Legend and Heather Persinger.

Powerful New Plays Demand Your Attention Part 2: “An Octoroon” at ArtsWest

May 2, 2018 • Review: An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Produced by ArtsWest Playhouse...

Elvis Nolasco in Book-It Rep's "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao". Photo by John Ulman.

Powerful New Plays Demand Your Attention Part 1: “Oscar Wao” at Book-It

April 28, 2018 • Good theater seems to come in waves. Right now, we seem to have a tsunami of great theater...

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Theater “Ketchup”: Three Seattle Shows To Check Out Involving Roosters, Shrews, Mole Rats

April 23, 2018 • Again. I’m behind. Soooooo, we’re gonna play the ole “Ketchup” (or,...

Machine Dazzle assists Taylor Mac with a costume. Photo: Reed Hutchinson

5 Questions: MACHINE DAZZLE (About Taylor Mac’s “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music”)

April 17, 2018 • I talked with Machine Dazzle, who designs the pieces of wearable art that serve...

Ben Davis as Fred Graham/Petruchio and Cayman Ilika as Lilli Vanessi/Katharine in The 5th Avenue Theatre's Production of Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate" - Photo Credit Tracy Martin.

Another Op’nin’…Another Opportunity To Talk To “Kiss Me, Kate” Star Cayman Ilika

April 16, 2018 • Cayman Ilika has been wowing Seattle audiences for many years now. She was...

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Review: OTB’s “Patti & The Kid” Meanders Through An American Gothic Landscape

April 14, 2018 • Review: Patti & The Kid. Created by Frank Boyd and Libby King. Written and performed by ...

Photo by Marcia Davis — with Emily Pihlaja and Fausto Rivera Contreras

Spectrum Dance Theater’s Powerful “H.R. 3244” Examines The Modern Slavery of Human Trafficking

April 11, 2018 •     If you think Spectrum is just some dance thing, I hope you’ll rid yourself of...

Alexandra Tavares stars as Darja in Seattle Public Theater's production of Martyna Majok's IRONBOUND though April 15, 2018. Photo: Marcia Davis for Seattle Public Theater

Review: Seattle Public’s “Ironbound” Is Bleakly Dark But Beautifully Staged

April 3, 2018 • Review: Ironbound by Martyna Majok. Produced by Seattle Public Theater. Directed by Kelly...