Burien Little Theatre’s ‘Martha, Josie & The Chinese Elvis’ Opens Tonight
Our friends at Burien Little Theatre want to remind our Readers that their latest production, “Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis” opens TONIGHT (Friday, Nov. 26th), and is a perfect way to cap this wild week of snow, overeating and insane shopping.
Curtains rise at 8pm, and tickets are $15-$20 online (order here) and $17-$20 at the box office, with all tickets just $7 on Seven Buck Sunday, November 28th (there are just 22 seats left for this performance).
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So, tired of the snow? Tired of the cold? Tired of being trapped in your house? The snow and cold are ending just in time! Take off that throw blanket, put down that cup of hot chocolate, get off the sofa and come to Burien Little Theatre this weekend!
There is plenty going on at BLT. Friday night at 8 pm is the much-anticipated opening of “Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis.” This west coast premier, of what is sure to become a Holiday Classic, is directed by the nationally known director, John Vreeke. The only other U.S. city to have seen “Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis” was Washington D.C., at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.
In Charlotte Jones’ “Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis,” a group of Bolton, England misfits find themselves and love at the Holidays. This quirky, original and heartwarming comedy features a 40-year-old dominatrix about to hang up her whips and handcuffs for good on January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany. Add her obsessive-compulsive maid, a singing “Chinese” Elvis, a drink called a “catastrophe,” the arrival of a “dead” daughter, and more for a play whose characters attain redemption via a highly unorthodox route.
BLT has heat and free parking! AND you get to see better live theater. If you haven’t been to a BLT production in the last 5 years, you don’t know what you are missing right in your own backyard. If you have been to a show, you know this is not a show to be missed.
(Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis contains some adult language and suggestive content. The show is suitable for ages 13 and older.)
As a Holiday gift to the audience, Burien Little Theatre will be hosting free, yes free, staged readings of the ever-popular family-friendly comedy “A Christmas Story,” written by Philip Grecian. Performances are at 2 p.m. Saturdays, November 27th and December 11th. (This is BLT second year of presenting this marvelously fun reading. Come see what’s new, and laugh and laugh and laugh.)
In addition, Burien Little Theatre, the Highline Historical Society and 4Culture are co-sponsoring a free, yes another free, performance of Book-It Repertory Theatre’s Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices about the campaign for equal rights for women. Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices, by Shanna Stevenson, will be performed at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 4th at the theater.
Also please don’t forget those in need the Holiday season. BLT is sponsoring a FOOD DRIVE. You can help Transform Burien help others in these tough economic times by bringing nonperishable items for the nonprofit organization’s food bank to ANY performance, including the free performances.
“Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis” will run at Burien Little Theatre from November 26th through December 19th (opening night is November 26th). Tickets are $15-$20 online and $17-$20 at the box office, with all tickets just $7 on Seven Buck Sunday, November 28th (there are just 22 seats left for this performance).
New: Parents can leave their children to be entertained for the evening at Jungle Gym in Burien on Parents’ Night Out December 3 for just $25 per child. Contact Jungle Gym at 206-248-3547 for details.