Psychological thriller The Letters creates suspense at Burien Actors Theatre


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Burien Actors Theatre’s next production, the psychological thriller The Letters, performs April 8 through May 1.

This production will feature live music performed pre-show and at intermission, specialty drinks themed to the show and free on-site parking, plus an opening night party.

“THE LETTERS”
In The Letters, written by John W. Lowell, a Ministry Director calls Anna, a bureaucrat, into his office for a meeting. It is 1931 in the Soviet Union and things aren’t what they seem. The interview becomes a suspenseful game of cat and mouse in which being the last to flinch may mean the difference between life and death. Based on Soviet efforts to edit composer Tchaikovsky’s letters, this taut thriller is a vivid slice of paranoid life under Stalin.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Ave. S.W. in Burien.

Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Student tickets are just $10. For tickets, special deals or other information, go to www.burienactorstheatre.org or call 206-242-5180.

The Letters is sponsored by the City of Burien, 4Culture and the Mark Restaurant & Bar.

THE CAST, DIRECTOR AND DESIGNERS
Beau M.K. Prichard is directing a talented cast, together with assistant director Barbara Cawley: Devin Rodger (Anna) and Michael Mendonsa (Director). Incidental music was composed specifically for this production by Allan Loucks and performed by The Crown Hill Chorale under Loucks’ direction. Designers for the show are: Maggie Larrick, set; Craig Orsinger, lighting; Cyndi Baumgardner, props; Helen Roundhill, costume; and Tony Cochran, sound. Live music will be performed preshow by Allan Loucks and Dan Seese.

ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t get on film or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.

TICKET PRICES AND PACKAGES:

Tickets at the Box Office (all shows):

  • General : $20
  • Senior: $17
  • Student: $10

OPENING NIGHT: Only on April 8, enjoy the opening night party after the show—included in the price of all tickets.

HALF-PRICE NIGHT: Only on April 9, all tickets are half price.

SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAYOnly on April 10 all tickets are just $7!  Remember, Sunday is a matinee performance only.

Dinner and a Show Package: This package includes a two-course meal at Mark Restaurant & Bar plus a ticket to the show; cost is $35 per person. Contact the Mark at 206-241-6275.

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