Venue Details

Jewell Mainstage at Taproot Theatre Company
204 N. 85th Street Seattle, WA 98103
206-781-9707
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 32 members
Review from Mira
Red Velvet 63 events 24 reviews

Exceptional performance, powerful cast and incredible story. It leaves one thinking about it for days.

reviewed Apr 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from caellen
86 events 22 reviews

One of the most poignant plays we've seen in a long time, and we go to a lot of plays! Although all three actors were spot on, William Hall Jr., who played Simon, was especially riveting. The script was innovative and thought provoking,...continued

reviewed Apr 05 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Ruth Kaufman
45 events 18 reviews

One of the best plays we have seen in a long time. Excellent story, fabulous cast and very provocative. Go see it!!!!

reviewed Mar 28 2013 report as inappropriate
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By Matthew Lopez

Can loyalty and freedom coexist? A Jewish Confederate soldier returns from war to his house in shambles. Two former slaves greet him, one who stayed and one who is returning. As they observe Passover and remember the Jewish exodus from Egypt, their shared pasts and secrets threaten the freedom of all three men.

This play is set within the reality of wartime suffering. It contains profane language and vivid descriptions of war and slavery. Recommended for ages 16 and over.

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