ACT Theatre http://kplu.org en Beyond Scrooge: Dickens Characters Inspired By Walks Around London http://kplu.org/post/beyond-scrooge-dickens-characters-inspired-walks-around-london <p>"Oliver!" tells the story of a young orphan's misadventures in London, from the workhouse to a den of thieves and, finally, to a family that loves him. The musical, on stage now at the 5th Avenue Theatre, is based on the novel "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens.</p><p>Albert Evans, artistic and music associate at the 5th Avenue Theatre, who says the character of Oliver was one of many Dickens created and used over the years to call attention to societal ills, and to portray London as he saw it.</p><p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ed Ronco 12031 at http://kplu.org Beyond Scrooge: Dickens Characters Inspired By Walks Around London Teens have voice heard at Young Playwrights Festival this weekend http://kplu.org/post/teens-have-voice-heard-young-playwrights-festival-weekend <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Teens will be the first to complain that no one listens to them. But Seattle's ACT </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is doing precisely that.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For a dozen years now, the </span>theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been offering </span>playwrighting<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> classes to young people, in and out of school time. From some 400 submissions, eight young playwrights were chosen to have their words heard in the upcoming Young Playwrights Festival.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Katherine Banwell 7913 at http://kplu.org Teens have voice heard at Young Playwrights Festival this weekend At ACT, an edgy and provocative production about inmates http://kplu.org/post/act-edgy-and-provocative-production-about-inmates <p>On stage at ACT Theater is a play about two inmates and their different outlooks on life. One man is on Death Row and has found God. The other is facing attempted murder charges and has lost faith.</p><p>The play is called &quot;Jesus Hopped the A Train.&quot; It was written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and world premiered in New York in 2000.</p><p>Now it&#39;s in Seattle, in a production by a Seattle company called<a href="http://azotheatre.org/Azeotrope/Home.html"> Azeotrope </a>that thrives on material that&#39;s edgy and provocative.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:44:23 +0000 Florangela Davila 5300 at http://kplu.org At ACT, an edgy and provocative production about inmates Seattle creates theater district http://kplu.org/post/seattle-creates-theater-district <p>Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has signed a resolution designating a Downtown Historic Theatre&nbsp;District.</p><p>The resolution, unanimously approved by the Seattle City Council, supports the preservation, promotion and maintenance of five historic venues:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.5thavenue.org/">The 5<sup style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">th</sup></a><a href="http://www.5thavenue.org/"> Avenue Theatre</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://stgpresents.org/paramount/">The Paramount Theatre</a>, <a href="http://stgpresents.org/moore/">The Moore Theatre</a>, <a href="http://www.acttheatre.org">ACT &ndash; A Contemporary Theatre</a> and <a href="http://townhallseattle.org/">Town Hall Seattle</a>.</p><p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:00:57 +0000 Dave Meyer 3374 at http://kplu.org Seattle creates theater district Now on stage at ACT: Romance and clashing cultures http://kplu.org/post/now-stage-act-romance-and-clashing-cultures <p><br />Seattle playwright Yussef El Guindi usually delves into heavy stuff: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/11/theater/newsandfeatures/11thro.html">racial profiling and terrorism</a>.</p><p>But his new play, <a href="http://www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/PilgrimsMusaandSheriintheNewWorld">&quot;Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World,&quot; </a>which is having its world premiere at Seattle&#39;s ACT Theatre, is a romantic comedy.</p><p><br />Musa is an Egyptian immigrant who picks up a woman named Sheri in his cab on a late night in New York City.</p> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 15:14:43 +0000 Florangela Davila 1893 at http://kplu.org Now on stage at ACT: Romance and clashing cultures The holiday magic makers http://kplu.org/post/holiday-magic-makers <p>There's about 180 roles in <a href="http://www.pnb.org/Season/10-11/Nutcracker/">Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker.</a> There’s also some engaging props like a Christmas tree that grows right before your eyes, and one enormous rat with a twitching tale.</p><blockquote><p>But the snow scene – the first time Clara dances with her Nutcracker-turned Prince is the sight to behold.</p></blockquote><p>The couple dance in the moonlight, surrounded by ballerina snowflakes dressed in pale blue skirts. A dusting of snow falls throughout the scene.</p><p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 15:19:05 +0000 Florangela Davila 391 at http://kplu.org The holiday magic makers