Seattle Repertory Theatre embarks on a journey of love, gardening and redemption in By the Waters of Babylon.
Suzanne Bouchard as Catherine
and Armando Duran as Arturo.
Photo copyright Chris Bennion.The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan has created a passionate, tender and bittersweet love story. Catherine is beautiful and outspoken-a recluse with a dark and mysterious past. Arturo, the gardener, was a poet in his native Cuba and has come to rescue her neglected garden. The hot Texas day turns hotter as these two exiles share a drink and a dance, and try to banish the ghosts that haunt them both. By the Waters of Babylon just might cleanse the soul.
The Playwright Robert Schenkkan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who wrote the television miniseries Crazy Horse, Spartacus and The Andromeda Strain. He has written films for Sidney Pollack, Oliver Stone, Denzel Washington, Ron Howard, and Kevin Costner among others. He is currently writing a film, The Rules, for Dreamworks, and is a writer/producer for Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks and HBO’s epic miniseries, The Pacific. He currently lives in Seattle.
There is an audio-described performance on Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. and an American Sign Language (ASL)-interpreted performance on February 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets to By the Waters of Babylon are now on sale and range from $26-40. Anyone 25 and under may purchase tickets for only $10 for any performance (with ID – call for details). For ticket reservations go online at www.seattlerep.org.
Readers of this blog can use the password “DANCE” when ordering tickets to “By the Waters of Babylon” and get $5 off tickets priced $30 or more for shows on Tuesday through Friday.