Crime and Punishment: Chloe Moss' Award-Winning This Wide Night
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Legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton reaches out across time through the internet to contact a single mother in the innovative romance Ernest Shackleton Loves Me. With a book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), this inventive and intimate new musical is heading for off-Broadway -- and this is your chance to see it before it departs. Multitalented singer-songwriter-electric violinist Valerie Vigoda (Toy Story: The Musical) portrays a sleep-deprived single mom who's fired from her day job as a video game composer. Inspired by her music, the famous gentleman-explorer of the South Pole overcomes the distance between them and together they embark on a love affair adventure for the ages. Learn More
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Featured review from Bob Swanson
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Please go and see this play. The story line of what women go through on release from prison is perfectly scripted and performed. It is a psychological drama that had me bouncing between laughing and wanting to cry and everything in between. Emily Chisholm and Christina Mastin acted out their characters with extremely compelling realism. Sheila Daniels as Director again showed her brilliant ability to stage the production with perfect timing and maximizing the human emotions of the actors. Kudos to staff at Seattle Public Theater for choosing the script by Chloe Moss. She wrote about the effects of incarceration on women so convincingly.
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“The play is shaped with compassion, but there is never even an echo of special pleading. Ms. Moss’s goal is to convey, in visceral terms, the disorientation of lives resumed after rending, warping interruptions. And you don’t have to have done time to identify with Lorraine and Marie’s addled, anguished sense of time.” —New York Times
Read the interview with director Sheila Daniels.
Read about the play’s preview at Washington Corrections Center for Women.
Special Post-Play discussions on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27. SPT Artistic Director, Shana Bestock and Director Sheila Daniels lead an illuminating panel discussion with former prison inmates and leaders from the Project IF. These discussions will take place directly after the play.
Project IF has been asking women in prison, “If there was something someone could have said or done that would have changed the path that led you here, what would it have been?” The women’s responses are videotaped, and a team of former inmates, uses the videos in workshops with Seattle’s at-risk youth.
Recommended for teens on up.