Current Season


The Madwoman of Chaillot

by Jean Giraudoux

Directed by Jane Nichols

February 22-25 & 28-March 4, 2018

Preview: February 21, 2018
Opening: February 22, 2018
Wednesday–Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM

 

“How can you bear to live in a world where there is unhappiness?”, asks the Madwoman. 

She can’t. So she devises before our eyes strategies to rid the world of all the thieves ofhappiness. Figurative thieves - age, unrequited love, death, fear - get as much playing time in this brilliant mash-up of reality and fantasy, comedy and tragedy as the literal stock in trade thieves - self-serving politicians, greedy bankers, desperate hangers-on, a villainous prospector willing to murder anyone obstructing his path to profit - and oil! 

“Civilization gets in our way all the time”, he bemoans. 

That civilization, comprised of vagabonds, street singers, ragpickers, waitresses and jugglers, sewer cleaners, and deluded old ladies ultimately rids this make-believe universe of its villains, landing us squarely in the lap of shameless love. And delight. But not without a lasting trace of melancholy. And a final cautionary note:  “Hurry, before its too late!” 

 

Lee Center for the Arts

$6 students; $10 faculty/staff/alumni; $12 general admission

Tickets on sale at the Lee Center Box Office | 206-296-2244 | Wednesday-Friday 1:30-6:00 PM or online at: 

How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes

with Sojourn Theatre

May 10-20, 2018

Lee Center for the Arts

-$6 students; $10 faculty/staff/alumni; $12 general admission

HOW TO END POVERTY IN 90 MINUTES


HOW DO WE ATTACK THE PROBLEM OF POVERTY IN AMERICA, WITH A LENS SPECIFICALLY FOCUSED ON OUR COMMUNITY?

May 10-20, 2018

Preview: May 9, 2018
Opening: May 10, 2018
Wednesday–Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM

How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes (HTEP), an interactive performance event developed by the innovative, award winning Sojourn Theatre in Portland, Oregon makes its Seattle premier in May 2018 at Seattle University.

Comprised of scenes, monologues, participation,media, dances, and music, this unique theater experience is a partnership between Seattle U students and faculty and Sojourn Theatre’s artists. The format of the show engages the audience in a discussion of approaches to fighting poverty currently being utilized in the U.S.

At each one of the ten performances, $1,000 in cash is brought onstage for the audience to decide how to spend it - how do they want to combat poverty in Seattle? At the end of every performance, the $1,000 is indeed spent.

The show is an experiment in dialogue, in collective decision-making, in shared responsibility, and in the potential for art to help us make our world a better place. The show’s plot is not a single story, but the journey of strangers (the audience) making a decision about how to best engage with a seemingly intractable and complex public issue.

Spectacularly eclectic in form, often delightful and occasionally uncomfortable, How to End Poverty engages audiences alongside community experts. Come spend with us.

Lee Center for the Arts

$6 students; $10 faculty/staff/alumni; $12 general admission

Tickets on sale at the Lee Center Box Office | 206-296-2244 | Wednesday-Friday 1:30-6:00 PM or online. (Online sales start closer to the performance dates)

Box Office & Ticket Information:

Unless otherwise noted below, tickets for theatre productions are $6 for students, $8 for faculty/staff, and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Lee Center Box Office or by phone (206) 296-2244. The Box Office is open Wed-Sat 1:00-6:00 pm and one hour prior to every performance.

For a complete listing of events please visit the Arts at Seattle U calendar:

Contacts

Ki Gottberg, MFA
Chair
206.296.5363
ki@seattleu.edu

Rosie Sabaric
Program Coordinator
206.296.5360
sabaricr@seattleu.edu 

Em Olson
Operations Manager
206.296.2340
olsonem@seattleu.edu