Burien Actors Theatre’s holiday comedy Handle with Care opens Nov. 23


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Burien Actors Theatre’s new production of Handle with Care – a “delightfully fresh holiday comedy dusted with magic and brimming with romance,” will open on Friday, Nov. 23.

This Northwest premiere comes from the writer of BAT’s hit production last spring of Church & State.

Performances will run through Dec. 16.

The Burien Actors Theatre production, written by Jason Odell Williams, features specialty drinks themed to the show and plenty of free on-site parking, plus an opening night party.

HANDLE WITH CARE
Ayelet, a young Israeli woman with little command of English, reluctantly travels with her grandmother to America at Christmastime. Circumstances both hilarious and sad involving a DHX driver’s stolen truck and a “lost package” bring Ayelet together with Josh, a young man who has little command of Hebrew or romance. Is their attraction an accident, or a destiny generations in the making?

Hilarious and heartwarming.

— NY Times

This show contains infrequent adult language that includes “G, D and J” words. BAT’s policy is to inform audiences of content but to let parents, guardians and teachers make decisions that they feel appropriate for the youth and teens in their care.

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

  • Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Student tickets are $10.
  • Enjoy opening weekend deals: Tickets on opening night, Nov. 23, include free admission to the opening night party.
  • On Saturday, Nov. 24 all tickets are half price.
  • On Sunday, Nov. 25 which is BAT’s Seven Buck Sunday, admission is just $7.

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

Handle with Care is sponsored by 4Culture and Pickled & Preserved.

THE CAST, DIRECTOR AND DESIGNERS
Stage directors Rochelle Flynn and Maggie Larrick direct the talented cast of Anna Richardson (Ayelet), Tim Takechi (Josh), Eileen McCann (Edna) and Adam Hegg (Terrence). Heather Bernadette is the show’s stage manager.

Designers for the show are: Albie Clementi, set; Zanna King, lighting; Cyndi Baumgardner, props and set dressing; Heather Bernadette, costumes; Aza Hasad, Hebrew coach; Gavin McLean, dialect coach; and Eric Dickman, sound.

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

BAT gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t see 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.

More info at https://burienactorstheatre.org.




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