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near the corner of Alaska 4711 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116
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Rick McMichael Red Velvet
17 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 26 2012

Play runs 1 1/2 hours straight. It was a little crazy and the Billboard outside mentioned a post play discussion, but one did not occur.

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6 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended May 13 2012

A great dark comedy..really enjoyed it!

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4 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 26 2012

Very funny, offbeat comedy that captures a wide range of dysfunctional personal dynamics extremely well.

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Quotes & Highlights

“It’s funny and quick, [and Lauren Gunderson] is emerging as an up-and-coming Bay Area playwright.” —_San Francisco Chronicle _


Directed by Keri Healy

From Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, comes one of the most famous and provocative stage directions of all time: “Exit, pursued by a bear.” This line has served as the title of books, as punch line to jokes, the name of an Irish rock band, and now, a new play.

Lauren Gunderson says that _Exit, Pursued by a Bear _“is mean and beautiful, uncalled for and giddy, feminine and burly … The first half is vicious and full of dread and injustice. The second half is a romantic-comedy. It’s this blending of tones (delightful and dreadful) and structure (drama and comedy) that Bear attempts to echo. The characters in _Bea_r do not know that they’re in a comedy.”

The play is full of contradictions and juxtapositions – humor about serious things, the Southern and the Shakespearean, love and hate and violence and justice and bears and karaoke. Gunderson adds, “And here’s a spoiler: whereas Shakespeare ends his comedies with a marriage and song, Exit, Pursued by a Bear ends with a road trip and karaoke.”

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