Alaskan Gold Rush Mystery The Bells From Strawshop
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The last date listed for The Bells was Saturday February 11, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Since the play's debut at ACT in 1976, more than 600,000 people have joined Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and good old Ebenezer Scrooge on his journey from bah-humbugger to holiday good-heartedness. In Charles Dickens' truly timeless classic, the miserly Scrooge learns the real meaning of Christmas with the help of three spirits -- the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. First published in 1873, the novella was an instant popular and critical success, and its story has yet to be improved upon. Don't miss this historic production that's a Seattle family tradition. Learn More
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The plot was pretty obvious and the cast was good, but not excellent. The theater is comfortable and the neighborhood is pretty active so it made for a good date night. We had a good meal at the Honeyhole Restaurant just a block away.
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.
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