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Summer Shakespeare: 12th Night

If music be the food of love, play on! Viola loves Orsino, who thinks he loves Olivia. Olivia thinks she cannot love at all, then thinks she loves Cesario who is really Viola, dressed as a man. Malvolio thinks he ought to be a gentleman, while the foolish Sir Andrew is one, but is no match for the Lady Olivia. Add in a mournful clown, a wily and witty maid, a swashbuckling brother, and you have a recipe for music, madness, mayhem, and merriment! Our production will explicitly take on gender fluidity and queerness in a contemporary setting, while staying true to the power and beauty of Shakespeare’s text. 

Rehearsals: July 5 – July 29, Mondays through Fridays from 1:00-4:00 PM

Performances: July 30 & 31 at 2:00 PM

Summer Shakespeare: 12th Night

If music be the food of love, play on! Viola loves Orsino, who thinks he loves Olivia. Olivia thinks she cannot love at all, then thinks she loves Cesario who is really Viola, dressed as a man. Malvolio thinks he ought to be a gentleman, while the foolish Sir Andrew is one, but is no match for the Lady Olivia. Add in a mournful clown, a wily and witty maid, a swashbuckling brother, and you have a recipe for music, madness, mayhem, and merriment! Our production will explicitly take on gender fluidity and queerness in a contemporary setting, while staying true to the power and beauty of Shakespeare’s text. 

Rehearsals: July 5 – July 29, Mondays through Fridays from 1:00-4:00 PM

Performances: July 30 & 31 at 2:00 PM

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The Sasquatch Society

Written by: Hersh Powers

Directed by: Kyle Gerstel and Anna Klein

The Sasquatch Society is a secret middle school club dedicated to investigating urban legends in the Seattle area. In fact, it is so secretive that only two people know about it: Edward, the founder, and Kate, the only other person who was interested. In pursuit of Sasquatch, they start a bootcamp, hijack a bus, pitch a tent, hatch a pyramid scheme, etc. Along the way, Kate and Edward grow individually and as friends, learning that proving yourself can come in many different forms. Join us for this quirky, heartwarming world-premiere from young Seattle talent Hersh Powers.

When: Northwest Folklife FestivalSaturday, May 28 at 12:30 PM

Where: Cornish Playhouse, Seattle Center (201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109)

Tickets are FREE!

Hersh Powers(he/him) is a 10th grader at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences. Favorite theatre credits include: Prentiss in Peter and the Starcatcher and Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird at Edmonds Driftwood Players, Harrison in The Flight Before Xmas at Macha Theatre Works, Dancer in Seattle Opera’s Aida, Ivar/Actor in Washington Ensemble Theatre’s Cherdonna’s Doll’s House, and Charles Wallace in Seattle Children’s Theatre’s A Wrinkle in Time. More recently, he has ventured into film, with favorites including: Wes Hurley’s award-winning SXSW Premiere: Potato Dreams of America and Kade (A Brother’s K Film). Hersh developed an interest in writing at five years old, developing lengthy adaptations of Broadway classics in his living room. And during the pandemic, Hersh began writing short scripts – which is how The Sasquatch Society began! He is very grateful to Shana Bestock, Noah Chandler, Penguin Productions, and so many others for helping to bring this play to life! 

Written by: Hersh Powers

Directed by: Kyle Gerstel and Anna Klein

The Sasquatch Society

The Sasquatch Society is a secret middle school club dedicated to investigating urban legends in the Seattle area. In fact, it is so secretive that only two people know about it: Edward, the founder, and Kate, the only other person who was interested. In pursuit of Sasquatch, they start a bootcamp, hijack a bus, pitch a tent, hatch a pyramid scheme, etc. Along the way, Kate and Edward grow individually and as friends, learning that proving yourself can come in many different forms. Join us for this quirky, heartwarming world-premiere from young Seattle talent Hersh Powers.

When: Northwest Folklife FestivalSaturday, May 28 at 12:30 PM

Where: Cornish Playhouse, Seattle Center (201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109)

Tickets are FREE!

Hersh Powers(he/him) is a 10th grader at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences. Favorite theatre credits include: Prentiss in Peter and the Starcatcher and Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird at Edmonds Driftwood Players, Harrison in The Flight Before Xmas at Macha Theatre Works, Dancer in Seattle Opera’s Aida, Ivar/Actor in Washington Ensemble Theatre’s Cherdonna’s Doll’s House, and Charles Wallace in Seattle Children’s Theatre’s A Wrinkle in Time. More recently, he has ventured into film, with favorites including: Wes Hurley’s award-winning SXSW Premiere: Potato Dreams of America and Kade (A Brother’s K Film). Hersh developed an interest in writing at five years old, developing lengthy adaptations of Broadway classics in his living room. And during the pandemic, Hersh began writing short scripts – which is how The Sasquatch Society began! He is very grateful to Shana Bestock, Noah Chandler, Penguin Productions, and so many others for helping to bring this play to life! 

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