Award Winning Comedy The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
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Contemporary slang meets 17th-century farce in The School for Lies. Adapted from Molière's The Misanthrope, playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) transforms Molière's classic into a modern satire told entirely through verse. The result is a delightfully incongruous comedy of manners that lets you peer inside the Parisian salon of Celimene, a young widow with a sharp tongue and plenty of suitors. Teresa Thuman and Ken Michels co-direct this Center Theatre production, in which a saucy siren finally meets her misanthropic match. 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.