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See a New Take on Kafka, Shop Designer Leather and Other Weekend Musts

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See Kafka's 'The Trial' at Inscape

Kafka’s The Trial

Ongoing (4/5–4/28) — New Century Theatre Company is staging an appropriately claustrophobic new take on Kafka’s classic, The Trial, housed (also appropriately) in Seattle’s former INS building. Audience members are categorized and “processed” as they enter, and sit in a “jury box” to watch the unsettling proceedings. Starring veteran Seattle actors Darragh Keenan and Amy Thone, the play’s spookiest aspect is its modern day relevancy. Read more »


Cocktail Recipe: Summer in Madagascar

A.J. Rathbun
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Balance out the gray-sky blahs with a summery cocktail.

I know the springtime refrain as well as you: April showers bring May flowers. But the April gloomy skies make it hard to stay chipper, even if May blooms are imminent. Read more »

Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' to Open SIFF 2013

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Fran Kranz in Joss Whedon’s 'Much Ado About Nothing'

There will be much ado, indeed, at SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival) this year. The festival opens with Joss Whedon's take on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, starring Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg. The film was shot in twelve days, uses the original text and apparently was edited on a laptop while Whedon was still in production for The Avengers. It also marks Whedon's debut as a composer, according to the press release. Read more »


News and Marginalia: Twin Peaks is Back


Bloedel Reserve's Plant Sale, Edible Book Fest and Other Weekend Musts

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G. Valmont Thomas gives a stunning performance in 'Master Harold...and the boys' at West of Lenin

Master Harold...and the boys

Ongoing (thru 4/21) — Apartheid, class issues and ballroom dancing blend in South African playwright Athol Fugard’s acclaimed Broadway drama. Longtime local theater fans will be thrilled to learn that this contemporary take is directed by Burke Walker, founding artistic director of the dearly departed Empty Space Theatre, and stars another Seattle theater vet, G. Valmont Thomas, whose performance is so good, he may just break your heart. Read more »