Seattle Repertory Theatre Teases 2019/20 Season

We've got so much great performance art in Seattle

February 21, 2019

by Seattle Repertory Theatre

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Seattle Repertory Theatre launched a tease for their 2019/2020 season. We've got so much great performance art in Seattle - it's not just all music in awesome dark rock clubs - it includes a corridor of stage performance from opera to ballet to theatre.

Seattle Rep's theatre looks awesome and Includes a production of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's critically acclaimed play with music Indecent; Sam Shepherd's Pulitzer Prize-nominated powerhouse play True West, set to be directed by Artistic Director Braden Abraham; and Shout Sister Shout, a new musical from Cheryl L. West (Pullman Porter Blues) developed through Seattle Rep's New Play Program.

Here's more about all the works:

INDECENT
by Paula Vogel
directed by Sheila Daniels

Described by The New York Times as an "elegy," Vogel's Indecent charts the true story of a controversial 1920s play, Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance. Indecent is a love story about the power of art to provide solace and light through the darkness. Following its recent success on Broadway, this critically acclaimed Tony Award-winning play with music comes to Seattle Rep featuring an ensemble of actors and musicians who bring to life one of the most engrossing scandals in theatre history.

TRUE WEST
by Sam Shepherd
directed by Braden Abraham  

Shepherd's True West tells a riveting story of sibling rivalry. While housesitting for their mom in the sweltering Los Angeles suburbs, two brothers reach breaking point. When older brother and lifelong vagabond Lee beats professional screenwriter Austin to a winning screenplay, their tenuous relationship is taken from a simmer to a boil. This outlandishly funny and unsettling Pulitzer Prize-nominated comedy by acclaimed late playwright Sam Shepard gleefully detonates our misguided myths of family, identity, and the American Dream.

SHOUT SISTER SHOUT
by Cheryl L. West
Directed by Randy Johnson

"Long before 'women in rock' became a media catchphrase, Rosetta Tharpe proved in spectacular fashion that women rocked." Inspired by Gayle F. Wald's book SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!, this new theatrical work tells "The Godmother of Rock 'n' Roll's" incredible story. Ambitious, courageous, and uncompromisingly public, Sister Rosetta Tharpe became a legend who redefined the national and international music scene in the 1930s and '40s. Developed through Seattle Rep's New Play Program, Shout Sister Shout marks the exciting return of Cheryl L. West (Pullman Porter Blues, Play On) to Seattle Rep. 

The Rep's full 2019/20 season will be announced in April 2019.