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The Bathhouse Theater
7312 W Green Lake Dr N. Seattle, WA 98103
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"The Understudy"
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19 reviews
9 stars
attended Feb 14 2013

Fast-moving three-person comedy-drama about an understudy for a movie action star in a Broadway play--funny, poignant, well directed and acted!

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11 stars
attended Jan 24 2013

I normally love the Bathhouse Theater choices but this play is just not very good. Even though the playwright has done some wonderful work, this one is one to miss. They play is unfocussed and its message is bland. The very slim concept--people...continued

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0 stars
attended Jan 31 2013

I love the old Bathhouse Theatre, but was disappointed in the play. I did not think it was as funny as I expected. There was too much yelling by the female stage manager and I did not feel the "F" word had to be used so often. I am sure it was...continued

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Directed by *Kelly Kitchens, *featuring *Mike Dooly, Brenda Joyner and John Ulman

*By Theresa Rebeck

Appropriate for ages 10+. Some swearing, but nothing you haven’t heard on TV.

A slick comedy where High Concept meets the down-and-dirty of the entertainment business when Jake, a grossly overpaid Action Movie star, decides to turn an undiscovered Franz Kafka play into Broadway hit. Things begin to implode when Harry, an embittered and idealistic understudy, arrives for rehearsal and discovers the stage manager is his ex-fiancée.

About the Ticket Supplier: Seattle Public Theater

Founded in 1988, Seattle Public Theater was originally a small company that primarily toured plays in local Seattle public schools and worked with adult and at-risk youth populations to create socially conscious theater. In 2000, Seattle Public was chosen by the City of Seattle in a competitive bidding process to be the resident theater company at the historic Bathhouse. Since then Seattle Public has had a remarkable rebirth to become one of Seattle's premiere mid-sized theaters, renowned for both an ambitious education program as well as high-quality professional productions.