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ArtsWest
near the corner of Alaska 4711 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116
206-938-0963
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Gwendolyn
Arts West has good concession offerings (some which benefit a local charity). Though the venue is surrounded by tons of great food options - including Talarico's Pizza, which has tasty 14" slices of pizza!
Hair dining May 28 2014 star this tip starred
castanos
Best croissants in town are in the same block as the theater at bakery Nouveau :)
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http://www.artswest.org/

Quotes & Highlights

“Lauren Gunderson possesses an antic imagination that seeks to invent its own rules. As soon as we’re drawn in, she shakes us and whisks us 10 or 15 paces ahead. A work of historical fiction, _Emilie _has much in it that is current and true, particularly the difficulty that brainy women have in gaining acceptance from their male peers and balancing intellectual ambition with emotional hunger.” —_Los Angeles Times _
Distracted is] a chronically entertaining comedy!” —_New York Daily News _
“Focus, people! _Distracted is superb!” —Associated Press
“_Shipwrecked!
is a literate romp!” —_Los Angeles Times _

Description

*_Emilie _

_La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight _*

January 26 – February 20

Seattle Premiere

Written by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Susanna Wilson

Passionate. Brilliant. Defiant. Tonight, 18th century scientific genius Emilie du Châtelet is back and determined to answer the question she died with: love or philosophy, head or heart? In this highly theatrical rediscovery of one of history’s most intriguing women, Emilie defends her life and loves, and ends up with both a formula and a legacy that permeates history. Part biography, part sex romp through science, part historical re-imagining, Emilie promises to engage you in the romantic fight of her life.

You may pick from the following dates:


  • Wednesdays at 7:30pm – January 26, February 2, February 9 & February 16

  • Thursdays at 7:30pm – January 27, February 3, February 10 & February 17

  • Fridays at 7:30pm – January 28, February 4 & February 18

  • Saturdays at 7:30pm – January 29, February 5, February 12 & February 19

  • Sundays at 3:00pm – January 30, February 13 & February 20

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_*_Distracted _*

March 9 – April 2

by Lisa Loomer

Directed by Christopher Zinovitch

Seattle Premiere

Jesse is nine. Jesse can’t focus. Mama helps. Dad ignores. The teacher scolds, the neighbors gossip, the psychiatrists prescribe, the audience laughs, but…NO ONE LISTENS.

Welcome to Lisa Loomer’s (The Waiting Room) darkly comic Distracted, a story about a multi-tasking mom taking on the culture of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Her quixotic husband is in denial, leaving her to take on accepted science and mythic homeopathy all by herself. Fast paced, disarmingly funny, and direct from a wildly successful run on Broadway, this is a riveting gaze at parenting, childhood, and looking for fast answers in the age of Ritalin.

You may pick from the following dates:

  • Wednesdays at 7:30pm – March 9, March 16, March 23 & March 30
  • Thursdays at 7:30pm – March 10, March 17, March 24 & March 31
  • Fridays at 7:30pm – March 11, March 18 & April 1
  • Saturdays at 7:30pm – March 12, March 19, March 26 & April 2
  • Sundays at 3:00pm -* *March 13, March 20 & March 27** ****

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Shipwrecked! *

An Entertainment

__The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself)

_ April 27 – May 21

Written by Donald Margulies

Directed by Christopher Zinovitch

Seattle Premiere

Three performers enact a dazzling adventure tale using the simple magic of the theater. In tones somewhere between storybook narrator and sideshow barker, a middle-aged charmer named Louis de Rougemont unfolds a tale of sailing to a South Seas paradise to dive for pearls, evade monsters of the deep, and survive for decades among the natives.

Two other actors not only play all the remaining roles, from a crusty sea captain to a trusty dog, they also create a world of live sound effects that bring the globe-spanning story to life. Written by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of _Collected Stories _and Dinner with Friends, this raucous fantasy challenges audiences to think about the delicate dance between truth and fiction – are the lives we lead enough to make a mark on the world, and in the grand scheme of things, does that matter?

You may pick from the following dates:

  • Wednesdays at 7:30pm – April 27, May 4, May 11 & May 18
  • Thursdays at 7:30pm – April 28, May 5, May 12 & May 19
  • Fridays at 7:30pm – April 29, May 6 & May 20
  • Saturdays at 7:30pm – April 30, May 7, May 14 & May 21
  • Sundays at 3:00pm – May 1, May 8 & May 15** ****

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About the Ticket Supplier: ArtsWest

The mission of ArtsWest is to produce artistic events so compelling that they require conversation, improve the imagination, and promote cultural vibrancy as a core value for the communities of West Seattle.