Featuring a world premiere, a regional premiere, and an American classic.
Seattle, WA – Thanks to a successful fundraising campaign, we are proud to announce our first three-show season. Staying true to our mission, we celebrate the human experience by looking at and celebrating life choices, forgiveness, and spotlight the damage caused by rumors.
“We are so excited to be able to plan in advance,” said Roy Arauz, Arouet’s Artistic Director. “Up until now, we have been producing one show at a time, and while we have presented more than play per year, it’s exciting to be able to plan ahead as well as invite new directors and production artists to be a part of the company. As we focus on emerging talent, it’s exciting to welcome directors that worked with us as actors in the past: Zandi Carlson was in one of our first productions, “The Gene Pool” and Daniel Wood was seen in last year’s “The Temperamentals.” And by popular demand we are including a comedy in this season’s mix.”
Arouet 2014/2015 Season
The Fierce Urgency of Now by Doug DeVita (World Premiere)
November 7-22, 2014
The DownStage Theatre (aka Stone Soup Theatre)
Directed by Roy Arauz
In the fast-paced world of advertising, where priorities are skewed, everything is needed yesterday, and relationships are on constantly shifting ground, the young art director Kyle finds an unexpected ally in the much older Dodo, a copywriter who’s been in the business since the “Mad Men” era. THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW is a comedy about love, loss, and how to take off and soar after landing a plane in a cornfield.
The Long Road by Shelagh Stephenson (U.S. Premiere)
February 27-March 14, 2015
Directed by Zandi Carlson
In the aftermath of Danny’s pointless murder, his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness. A hearbreaking journey to forgiveness, this topical play digs deeper than the headlines. Stephenson spent many hours talking with victims and perpertrators of violent crime, visiting prisons and collaborating with the Forgiveness Project, a charity working in the fields of reconciliation and restorative justice. The result is an astonishingly ran and affecting play intent on opening the hearts and minds without ever becoming preachy. (source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/)
The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
The Ballard Underground
Directed by Daniel Wood
A serious and adult play about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about the two women, the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story, which precipitates tragedy for the women. It is later discovered that the gossip was pure invention, but it is too late. Irreparable damage has been done.
The 2014/2015 Season was made possible thanks to the generous contributors to our 2013 Big Ask Indiegogo campaign.