Burien Actors Theatre will be presenting the offbeat comedy “End Days” â€“ plus improv and performance art â€“ starting Friday, May 9 and continuing through June 1 in the companyâ€™s newly renovated space, which suffered from an arson fire on Dec. 10, 2013 (read our previous coverage here). Here’s the synopsis:
Sixteen-year-old Rachel Stein is having a bad year in End Days. Her father wonâ€™t get dressed, her mother is newly born again, her Elvis impersonator neighbor has fallen for her, and Jesus has moved in with family. Plus the Apocalypse is coming Wednesday. Her only hope is Stephen Hawking will save the day. Seattle composer Allan Loucks has composed music specifically for the production at Burien Actors Theatre.The show is suitable for ages 13-plus due to occasional adult language. Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Check out special ticket deals. All deals and discounts are exclusive of each other. For tickets or other information, go online to www.burienactorstheatre.org or call 206-242-5180. IMPROV AND PERFORMANCE ART Donâ€™t miss some unconventional entertainment at a price that canâ€™t be beat when Burien Actors Theatre cosponsors hour-long improv and performance art shows after certain End Days performances. On Fridays, be amazed as the spoken word transforms into performance art and poetry slams by Poets with a Purpose at 10:30 p.m. on May 16, 23 and 30. Then on Saturdays, get some laugh therapy with improv by the award-winning TurboTurkey at 10:30 p.m. May 10, 17, 24 and 31. Admission to both Poets with a Purpose and TurboTurkey performances is pass-the-hat, which is a steal for so much fun. THE CAST Jane Ryan is stage directing the show, and Allan Loucks has composed music for the production. Also featured are the diverse acting talents of Gemma Cody-Anders (Rachel), Brynne Garman (Sylvia), Mark Gladding (Jesus/Hawking), Russ Kay (Arthur) and Brad Walker (Nelson). 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 canâ€™t get on a DVD or see anywhere else. The companyâ€™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 FOR END DAYS Tickets at the Box Office:
- General: $20.00
- Senior/Student: $17.00
- OPENING NIGHT: Only on May 9, get $5 off each ticket in the purchase if you sing a few lines from the Elvis song â€œLove Me Tender.â€ Good only for purchases at the door.
- DATE NIGHT: Only on May 10 get two-for-one tickets: Get two tickets for the price of one.
- SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY: Only on May 11, 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.