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October’s Best of the Stage in Seattle

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The weather’s getting chilly… What better way to spend an evening than with theatrical entertainment? Here are some of our October favs.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
October 20 – November 13
Intiman Playhouse
201 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.733.8222
http://www.seattleshakespeare.org

Two couples stumble their way into an unpredictable netherworld in a forest. Shakespeare’s most popular comedy of errors.

Robin Hood
October 20 – November 27
Seattle Children’s Theatre
201 Thomas Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.441.3322
http://www.sct.org

Medieval folklore comes alive with sword fights and archery as the Prince of Thieves and his merry men do all the wrong things for all the right reasons. With relentless quick wit and narrow escapes, this is the legendary tale of good versus evil.

Circle Mirror Transformation
October 21 – November 20
Seattle Repertory Theatre
155 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.443.2222
http://www.seattlerep.org

In this charming indie comedy, an unlikely group of strangers sign up for Marty’s small-town “Adult Creative Drama” class. But as their relationships develop, the seemingly silly games generate some real-life drama.

Take Me America
Through November 20
Village Theatre
303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
425-392-2202
http://www.villagetheatre.org

Seven desperate refugees know their chance for safety rests in the decision of three American agents. Take Me America is a gripping new musical about those who seek asylum in the United States, and the people who bear the responsibility of determining their fate.

Saving Aimee
Through October 29
5th Avenue Theatre
1308 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
206.625.1900
http://www.5thavenue.org

New musical by Kathie Lee Gifford tells the real-life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, the charismatic leader of a theatrical super church in 1920s Los Angeles.

Carmen
Through October 29
Seattle Opera
McCaw Hall
321 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.389.7676
http://www.seattleopera.org

One of the world’s best-loved operas, sung in French with English subtitles. Ages 10 and older.

Oliver!
October 15 – 30
Studio East
11730 118th Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
425.820.1800
http://www.studio-east.org

Musical version of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece. Dickens’ characters are brought to life-perhaps larger than life-with all their facets glowing in this production.

Double Indemnity
October 21 – November 20
ACT Theatre
700 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.acttheatre.org

Lust, intrigue, and cliffhanging twists amp up this much-loved 1930s crime tale, which Billy Wilder also adapted for his classic noir film.

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