Two weeks from today, you'll be able to do something that, a year ago, few Seattleites thought they would do again: buy tickets to a show at Intiman. And not just one, but four shows, ranging from classic to never-before-seen works that all promise to test the boundaries of our comfort zones (yes, please! Test away!).
The much anticipated Intiman Summer Festival will run July 11-August 26, with preview performances starting July 5. A repertory company of seventeen local actors (listed below) will play more than 40 roles in four plays directed by Allison Narver, Andrew Russell, Valerie Curtis-Newton and Dan Savage.
2011 subscribers can redeem the free seats promised to them before tickets go on sale to the general public. Information on how former subscribers can redeem those tickets is already in the mail.
Otherwise, tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800.745.3000, starting June 4.
Here's the detailed description of the lineup from the press release:
ROMEO AND JULIET
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Allison Narver
For the first time, Intiman will produce the universal, red-hot, romantic epic of two lovers caught in the crossfire of their feuding families. In the claustrophobic marketplace of ancient Verona, young Romeo and Juliet burn for each other amidst a tinderbox of conflict waiting to explode. Stacked on top of each other, every form of violence is fair game as the Montagues and Capulets slash, tear, and flee to and from their addiction to violence. Under the directing force of Allison Narver, this raw, hot, dangerous, and sexy romance will explode the theatre awake again.
By Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Andrew Russell
This emotional thriller zeros in on the magnificent Hedda Gabler as she fights to keep her world from tearing apart. Immediately after returning from her outrageous honeymoon she’s circled by a past lover who has her heart, a wealthy judge who holds her money, and a husband whose baby she secretly carries. Over the course of two days, mysteries, betrayals, and live ammunition go unbridled in Ibsen’s most personal play. Marya Sea Kaminski will combat the primal forces rumbling beneath the surface as Intiman continues to deepen the tradition of producing Ibsen’s masterpieces in ways that are inventive, dangerous, and scarily close to home.
Created and directed by Dan Savage
Choreographed by Waxie Moon
You know writer and activist Dan Savage from The Stranger and the It Gets Better Project, but Dan’s first love was theatre. This summer Dan returns from his theatrical hiatus to create a drag extravaganza that asks what would happen if Helen Keller and the Seattle drag scene of the early 1990’s smashed into each other. Raised by a drag queen amidst false lashes and sequined bras, Helen Stellar struggles to find her voice during amateur drag nights at Seattle’s own Brass Connection. Only with the help of a mysterious out-of-town tutor, and an army of divas, will Helen become a show-stopping queen in this comedy that guarantees to be offensively heartwarming and celebrate the unique voice in us all.
By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton
Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winning playwright and screenwriter John Patrick Shanley (playwright of Doubt and screenwriter of Moonstruck) has created what seems to be another crazy, co-dependent couple prone to battles and reconciliation. Spend more time with this unlikely couple in this lively and sharp comedy, and catch the intimate turn international as lovers take sides, demand territory, and seek the support of a pot-bellied, gun-toting, cigarette-selling American cowboy and a snide British side-kick. Valerie Curtis-Newton’s bold gut-punch of a production turns itself inside out as it tackles and tickles one of the touchiest political issues on the planet. Dirty Story will be Intiman’s first play in our intimate studio space, so tickets are limited. Act now to get front and center for this knockout inter-personal-political spectacle.
Burton Curtis* Shawn Law
Ryan Fields Fawn Ledesma
Allen Fitzpatrick* Timothy McCuen Piggee*
Hannah Victoria Franklin Michael Place*
Quinn Franzen Carol Roscoe*
Marya Sea Kaminski* Shellie Shulkin
*Denotes Actors’ Equity Association
Acting Interns: Jonathan Crimeni, Drew Highlands, Jonathon Pyburn, Angela Rose Sink, Tsige Tafesse
A limited number of tickets may also be available at the door for the same price one hour before performances. For more information about the plays, acting ensemble, company and interns, please visit www.intiman.org.