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Seattle Rep - Bagley Wright Theatre
2nd and Mercer in the Seattle Center 155 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109
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Plenty of snacks and drinks for purchase or you can go to dinner at a great Thai restaurant, Racha, or grab some pizza at Pagliacci. Both are walking distance a few minutes away.
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We circled for street parking but ended up paying $15 to park in the Seattle Center garage across from McCaw Hall on Mercer St. There is a convenient skybridge to cross the street.
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"How to Write a New Book for the Bible"
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71 events
33 reviews
14 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

Exceptional cast, outstanding performances. Felt it could have been a bit shorter, that it began to feel as if the author couldn't let go & allow the poignant moments to speak for themselves (a touch of self-serving dialogue?) The mother's...continued

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23 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 15 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed the show. Our 15 and 12 year old kids thought it was "fine", but long. (The 1st act was better than the 2nd in their opinion.) They were definately laughing and engaged. I think it was probably harder for them...continued

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20 reviews
8 stars
attended Jan 20 2012

The acting was fine but the play itself and the staging were exceptionally good. While an autobiographical drama about the death of his mother, Mr. Cain is never lachrymose, trite, or cloying. It's the kind of writing theater seldom encounters...continued

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" … bracingly personal, smart, funny, affecting … " —San Francisco Chronicle


by Bill Cain

directed by Kent Nicholson

A world premiere co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Cast: Aaron Blakely, Linda Gehringer, Leo Marks, Tyler Pierce

Writers are told to write what they know. But as Bill Cain discovers in writing about his own family, sometimes those we are closest to are the biggest mysteries of all. From the writer of Equivocation comes a beautiful new play taken from Cain’s own experiences caring for his dying mother. He asks the questions that speak to the heart of every family: What will never change…and what has to? A Jesuit priest as well as a playwright, Cain brings a fascinating view to this simple, powerful illustration of why the details of our lives and loves matter.

The show contains mild profanity.