Award Winning Comedy The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
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Winner of London's Olivier Award for Best New Play, this gripping and poetic drama envisions the events that might have taken place the evening before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The fictional reimagining begins on April 3, 1968, as King finishes delivering his impassioned "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. Exhausted, he retires to room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where he encounters a spirited young maid with whom he forges an unexpected relationship. During a conversation that ranges from the personal to the political, King finds himself confronting his own destiny and the fate of the very nation he's devoted his life to. Learn More
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Excellent little production right in "downtown" West Seattle. One of my favorites from the former sketch comedy troupe, Bald Faced Lies, Peggy Gannon, gives a very animated performance as a rather unstable cockney "mum". Sets, theater ambiance, acting, story: all worth the time to come out to West Seattle and have a lovely evening. Lots of great places to eat very near, too!
__The Rise and Fall of Little Voice __won the Laurence Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for “Best New Comedy” when it first appeared in London in 1992.
At the center of the play is the virtuosic, demanding role of Little Voice, which requires a very young actress to navigate the powerhouse stylings of Shirley Bassey, Judy Garland, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, and more. ArtsWest is thrilled to have found Myrna Conn, an 18 year-old who came up through the theater’s Musical Education program. Myrna’s real life mother, Suzy Conn (a professional composer and lyricist), has composed an original song, “My Song” for Little Voice’s finale.
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is directed by ArtsWest Artistic Director Christopher Zinovitch; costumes by Stacey Derek (Amy’s View); set and props designed by Jill Beasley; lighting by Josh Randall; sound design by Johanna Melamed (All Through the Night); musical director, Kim Dare (Evil Dead: The Musical). Featuring Myrna Conn as Little Voice, Peggy Gannon as Mari Hoff; Patricia Haines-Ainsworth, Jesse Smith, Daniel Reaume, and Travis Tingvall round out the cast.
This play is recommended for ages 16 and older.