If you’re in the mood for a thought-provoking theatrical performance, you’ve got a lot to choose from this weekend in Fremont.
A new show called Emerald City premieres Friday night at West of Lenin. Written by award-winning playwright S.P. Miskowski, the play is about the changing cultural identity of Seattle.
A writer is forced to return to Seattle, site of her personal and professional ruin, to cover the story of Dorothy Dietrich. Crashing with a college roommate and proprietor of an earnest yet doomed tour business, and surreptitiously followed by a lover whose interest may be swayed by a surprising suitor, her life is once again changed by a trip she didn’t want to take to a city she hoped never to see again.
The play runs through April 7th and tickets can be purchased here.
Meanwhile, Seattle playwright, activist and street theater director Ed Mast has written a political play he is doing for free in living rooms and spaces all around Seattle. This weekend he’ll be performing the play, titled Something I Can Do: Voices From Occupy Seattle, at VDP Studio (4128 Fremont Ave. N) on Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. They play lasts 45 minutes and is followed by a group discussion. Call 206 632-2353 for more info.
Finally, for some theater that’s a little more free-flowing, The folks at The Fremont Tour checked in to let us know that a group of women from Montana will be taking the tour through the neighborhood on Sunday to celebrate a 50th birthday. The tour begins at the Fremont Sunday Market, end at Lola Pop, before they do brunch at 35th St. Bistro an end the day at the zoo. Fremonsters are encouraged to “accidentally” run into the tour and deliver a surprise 50th birthday card for birthday girl Kelly.