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September 18, 2014 at 12:49 PM

More ‘Don Quixote’ on Seattle stages

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: Don Quixote is popping up all over Seattle these days.  In addition to current productions of “Man of La Mancha” at Seattle Musical Theatre, and “Don Quixote and Sancho Panza: Homeless in Seattle” at ACT Theatre (reviews to come this Friday),  soon we’ll have a dinner-theater adaptation of the classic…

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September 17, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Playwright Samuel D. Hunter named MacArthur fellow

From Misha Berson, Seattle Times theater critic: Playwright Samuel D. Hunter, who has close ties to several local theater organizations, has received a coveted MacArthur Foundation Award (often referred to as a “genius” grant). Honored for  “refreshing traditional templates to create distinctive and innovative work in theater,” the New York-based Hunter is an Idaho native whose recent play, “A…

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September 17, 2014 at 3:17 PM

R.I.P. Carolyn Keim, ACT Theatre costume shop director

From Misha Berson, Seattle Times theater critic: For three decades, if you were a performer in an ACT Theatre show your probably entered the special realm of Carolyn Keim. Ms. Keim, who died at age 62 in Seattle on Sept. 10 after a long illness, was the respected and beloved longtime director of ACT’s busy costume shop.  And while she was the overseer…

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September 12, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Weekend preview: 5 festivals and a highbrow-arty thing

With weather like this, we’re in no rush to go indoors. So ArtsPage HQ brings you a list of five festivals that start or continue this weekend. Still, it is the official start of the fall arts season. Consider kicking it off Saturday night at Seattle Symphony’s season-opening concert and party. Don’t forget to dress…

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September 11, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Seattle Fringe Festival offers 22 inexpensive shows

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson reports: As if the Seattle theater calendar wasn’t already crammed to the gills, here comes the Seattle Fringe Festival with 88 performances of 22 shows.  Performances take place at several Capitol Hill venues (Annex Theatre, NW Film Forum, Eclectic Theatre and the new Calamus Auditorium at Gay City Arts) from Sept. 17-21. As with most…

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September 4, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Taproot Theatre reveals 2015 season

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: A classic horror story of blood lust, an invaluable British servant, and a joint campaign by a Ku Klux Klan member and a civil rights activist are all in the mix of the 2015 mainstage season at Taproot Theatre. The Greenwood district theater’s subscription season offerings will begin next  January with “The…

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August 29, 2014 at 11:11 AM

A weekend preview for Bumbershoot haters

Bumberhaters, you know who you are: You avoid Seattle’s annual three-day music and arts festival because it’s too crowded, too loud, too expensive. So here’s a look ahead to the weekend tailored just for you. These suggestions are specially selected to help you finish out a beautiful Northwest summer with a final round of outdoor…

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Comments | More in List | Topics: "The Simpsons" marathon, Bremerton Blackberry Festival, Fremont Outdoor Movies;

August 8, 2014 at 2:24 PM

First Thursday is First Friday — at least in September

Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch writes: Seattle Art Dealers Association president Patricia Rovzar has announced that downtown Seattle’s usual “First Thursday” Art Walk is being changed to “First Friday” in September. The reason: The Seattle Seahawks have their season opener on Sept. 4. The Art Walk will happen on Sept. 5 between 6 and 8 p.m.,…

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