Saturday, July 9, 2011

Seattle: Gaudy Night on Stage Sept 19-Oct 20

Seattle Times: Tartuffe and Freud part of Taproot's 2012 season
Comedy, cowboys and a classic mystery will take the stage in Taproot Theatre Company's 36th season.

The opener is "Tartuffe" (Feb. 1-March 3, 2012), Molière's farce about a con man's attempt to get his hands on his friend's wealth and wife. Next is the first of the season's two regional premieres: Mark St. Germain's "Freud's Last Session," in which the father of psychoanalysis and C.S. Lewis meet and spar (March 21-April 21). Spring is when thoughts turn to vacationing, and Taproot stages Tim Clue and Spike Manton's "Leaving Iowa," a salute to the family road trip and other cherished traditions (May 16-June 16). The Seattle theater also plans "Chaps," (July 11-Aug. 11), a musical by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner about a cowboy broadcast gone awry; and the season ends with another regional premiere, this one for classic mystery fans: "Gaudy Night," set at Oxford, is Frances Limoncelli's adaptation of the Dorothy L. Sayers novel featuring highborn sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey and the conflicted target of his affections, Harriet Vane (Sept. 19-Oct. 20).
Subscriptions go on sale to the public Oct. 3; single tickets in January 2011 (206-781-9707 or www.taproottheatre.org).

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