Enjoy unexpected new plays in Seattle Playwrights Studio Showcase at BAT


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For about the price of a matinee movie theater ticket, you can see two brand-new plays from the creative minds of local playwrights during the Seattle Playwrights Studio Showcase in August at Burien Actors Theatre.

The Showcase offers performances from Aug. 19 through 21 of four new shows written by playwrights from the greater Seattle area.

Tickets are just $10, and each ticket includes admission to a perfomance of two plays.

THE PLAYS
In the hush-hush world of the undocumented, a brush with police spins out of control in Undocumented, written by Margaret O’Donnell. Performed on Aug. 19 and 21.

A mother fiercely fights the painful heritage of racism to ensure a better life for her daughter, and finds how much it can divide–or unite—in Andrea, written by Mari Salinas and directed by Roi Martin-Brown. Performed on Aug. 19.

What’s a woman to do when her date picks an ex-brothel for their first meeting? Anywhere but Auschwitz, written by Bruce Firestone and directed by Geoff Little, is an often wry look at the serious side of a building’s history. Performed on Aug. 19 and 20.

Not Around Gordie, written by George Savage, Jr. and directed by Bruce McLean, is a comedy about progress, generational differences and young gas station employees exploring their identities in 1961 Santa Monica. Performed on Aug. 20 and 21.

Some of the shows are suitable for ages 13-plus due to some adult language or content.

The plays are products of the Seattle Playwrights Studio workshop, which is affiliated with BAT and meets at BAT twice monthly.

Performances are Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m., plus a matinee on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. at Burien Actors Theatre. The Sunday matinee will be followed by a free reception.

TICKETS
Tickets are $10 and the reception on Sunday is free.

For information or tickets, go to www.burienactorstheatre.org or call 206-242-5180

Burien Actors Theatre is located at 14501 4th Ave. S.W. in Burien.

ABOUT SEATTLE PLAYWRIGHTS STUDIO
Seattle Playwrights Studio is a mutually-supportive group, providing space, encouragement and feedback for readings of local playwrights’ written work. SPS’ goal is to help its members develop strong, entertaining and producible plays. The group also provides networking opportunities, facilitating interaction among playwrights, directors and actors. SPS is affiliated with Burien Actors Theatre.

ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t see anywhere else. Incorporated in 1980, the nonprofit Burien Actors Theatre has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

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