REMINDER: Burien Actors Theatre’s new 2020 ‘Shelter-in-place Season’ opens this weekend with The Letters by John W. Lowell, with shows performed via Zoom readings on Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m.
In the psychological thriller The Letters, by John W. Lowell, the Ministry Director calls Anna, a bureaucrat, into his office for a meeting. It is 1931 in the Soviet Union, and things are not what they seem. The meeting becomes a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse in which being the last one to flinch may mean the difference between life and death. Based on Soviet efforts to edit composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s letters, this thriller is a vivid slice of paranoid life under Stalin.
BAT had the West Coast premiere of The Letters in 2011. It is still one of the most requested plays for BAT to revive.
The Letters features:
- Devin Roger as Anna
- Michael Mendonsa as The Director
- Beau M.K. Prichard handling the stage direction
The Letters is the first of five Zoom readings BAT is doing over the next nine weeks. These Zoom readings are a fundraiser. Your donation (in any amount), which lets you see the show, helps keep BAT going while we cannot have you join us in our theater.
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