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Breeders Theater’s “Withering Heights” Opens July 16th At E.B. Foote Winery

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It’s Jane Austen meets JP Morgan in Breeders Theater’s new show, Withering Heights, which opens July 16th at BTB Advertiser E.B. Foote Winery in Burien.

Tickets are $20, and include tasting of E.B. Foote’s award-winning wines and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are available at the winery, 206-242-3852 and at Corky Cellars, 22511 Marine View Drive, Des Moines, 206-824-9462.

“It’s a parody of Victorian romance novels, and a commentary on the financial meltdown,” says playwright T.M. Sell.  “I like Victorian romance novels, but they’re also kind of funny.  And although Jane Austen didn’t write Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte did), I liked the title.”

And, technically speaking, Jane Austen was Georgian, not Victorian.

The play tells the story of young Miss Clarity Fugue, who has an inheritance of a most difficult nature.  Will she find true love in the form of a rich husband before she hits the poorhouse?

Withering Heights will be directed by J. Howard Boyd, with music by Nancy Warren, choreography by Teresa Widner and costumes by Melissa Sell.

The cast includes Adrienne Grieco, Amber Rack, Martin J. Mackenzie, Eric Hartley, Doug Knoop, Brenan Grant, David Roby, Steve Schenk, Melissa Malloy, and Megan Krogstadt.

Show dates are 7 p.m. on:

  • July 16
  • July 17
  • July 21
  • July 23
  • July 24
  • July 28
  • July 29
  • July 30
  • July 31

And 2 p.m. on:

  • July 25
  • Aug. 1

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for evening performances, and at 1:30 p.m. for matinees.  All shows are festival seating.

Founded in 1999, Breeders Theater remains one of South King County’s only professional theater companies.  BT is entirely self-supporting, and does not seek nor take public funds.

This will be BT’s 16th performance at E.B. Foote Winery.

E.B. Foote, founded in 1978, is one of Washington’s oldest wineries, specializing in Bordeaux-style red varietals and blends.

More information on the performance is available here.

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