What’s Next for Arouet

We are inspired after the success of Bernarda Alba. The next year brings us a work in development, a North American premiere and a Northwest premiere. Mark you calendars, it’s going to be a fun one.

The Marriage Play [working title]

What is love? What is marriage? What does it all mean? Different people have different views, and this will be the subject we explore in this collaborative piece. We have been collecting stories and conducting surveys , and together with three playwrights we will work to create a series of micro-plays and poems between 4- to 5-minutes long that take us through the different views on marriage and hopefully challenge us and our preconceived notions on the matter. Two directors and six actors will stage the show in a continuous series of scenes. The Marriage Play will perform as part of ArtsCrush in October 2012, locations and times will be announced shortly.

The Hen Night Epiphany by Jimmy Murphy – North American premiere

A co-production with the Driftwood Players’ Theatre of Intriguing Possibilities

Should secrets be kept, no matter the cost? Five women come together to clean-up a rundown cottage in the countryside for a night of fun and laughter, but as long-kept secrets are revealed their lives are turned upside-down. The Hen Night Epiphany promises to be an emotional evening of laughter and tear with a hen night (bachelorette party) you will never forget.

Jimmy Murphy is one of Ireland’s leading playwrights. In 2008 a version of The Kings of the Kilburn High Road was produced as a feature film, Kings, and was Ireland’s official entry in the Academy Awards.

Performance Dates and Locations

March 21-24, 2013
The Driftwood Players’ Wade James Theatre, Edmonds
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March 29-April 7
The Downstage Theatre (Stone Soup Theatre), Seattle
Performance details TBA

The Temperamentals by Jon Marans – Northwest Premiere

“Temperamental” was code for “homosexual” in the early 1950s, part of a created language of secret words that gay men used to communicate. The play tells the story of the founding of the Mattachine Society, the first sustained gay-rights organization in the United States, and the love story of two of its founders, Harry Hay and Rudi Gernreich.

Jon Marans has been a prolific and recognized playwright since the 1990s. His plays Old Wicked Songs was a 1996 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama, winner of New York Drama League, L.A. Drama Logue Award, included in Otis Guernsey’s Best Plays of 1996-97; Child Child was the winner of the Preston Jones Award and the first of a trilogy (including Jumping for Joy) about the Mavin family; and Opportunity Knocks won the Backdoor Theater Award.

Performance Dates and Locations

May 11-26
The Ballard Underground, Seattle
Performance details TBA