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Erickson Theatre Off Broadway
Seattle Central Community College 1524 Harvard Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
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Strawberry Theatre Workshop is the only Seattle company to have been nominated for the TPS Gregory Award for Outstanding Production three years in a row. This achievement is even more notable when one considers that during the three years of voting, Strawshop has only produced two plays each season.

Throughout 2011, Strawshop asked its loyal patrons if they wanted a third show, and the answer was a resounding “yes.” Produced mostly from funds solicited from the public, the response to popular demand is Theresa Rebeck’s The Bells.

The Strawshop production features Peter Crook (from Book-It’s The Cider House Rules) and Brenda Joyner (NCTC’s On the Nature of Dust) as the father/daughter family surviving in a world of individualists. Patrick Allcorn (Border Songs at Book-It) is a stranger from Quebec investigating a disappearance. Galen Joseph Osier (who appeared in both The Laramie Project and Breaking the Code at Strawshop in 2010) joins Lisa Viertel, Jose Abaoag and John Quince Smith as hard-luck prospectors. Designs are by Anastasia Armes, Montana Tippett, Evan Mosher and Reed Nakayama. The Bells is stage-managed by Claire Branch.

Though it premiered at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey, The Bells has its developmental roots in the Northwest. Former Intiman Artistic Director Bartlett Sher directed a staged reading of the play at the Hedgebrook Women’s Playwrights Festival at ACT in 2001. At the time, Rebeck said, “It’s an amazing opportunity to find a community of people willing to nurture you as a writer like this.” When contacted by Strawshop, Rebeck was thrilled to hear that The Bells was finally receiving a full production in Seattle—an area with a rich historic connection to the Alaskan Gold Rush. 

About the Ticket Supplier: Strawberry Theatre Workshop

Strawberry Theatre Workshop is committed to the idea that the theatre is the people's place of aspiration, and that any voice from the stage is translated exponentially into conversations at coffee shops, bus stops, classrooms, and play fields.