Seattle World’s Fair ‘Future Remembered’ Play Coming to Burien Oct. 13


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The cast of Book-It Repertory Theatre’s special edition production of ‘The Future Remembered.’ Photo by Shannon Erickson.

Burien Little Theatre is partnering with the Highline Historical Society to present Book-It Repertory Theatre’s performance of ‘The Future Remembered: The 1962 World’s Fair and Its Legacy,’ on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m.

Written by Paula Becker, Alan J. Stein and the HistoryLink staff, and adapted and directed by Annie Lareau, the performance will be at Burien Little Theatre.

“In six short months in 1962, ten million people passed through the gates of the Seattle World’s Fair, changing the city and region forever,” reads an announcement. “This performance captures the excitement of a metropolis about to come into its own, and showcases the civic leaders whose advocacy and forward thinking paved the way for us to become the culturally rich and vibrant community we are now.”

Production development and performances are supported by 4Culture, King County Lodging Tax, with additional support for this performance provided by the Boulevard Park Guild.
 
The performance will be held at Burien Little Theatre, located at 146th and 4th SW in Burien.

Admission for Highline Historical Society members is free, all others $5.

This program is suitable for all ages.

For more information, visit the Highline Historical Society at http://www.highlinehistory.org.

To get you in the mood for this, here’s a classic 1962 documentary on the fair called “Century 21 Calling”:

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And here’s a KCTS interview with the authors:

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