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Guide to SPT Youth Program: The Real Inspector Hound and Another Dead Caesar

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Come see why Seattle Public Theater’s Youth Program is so often praised for its ability to bring exciting theatrical experiences for the whole community with two new plays in November!

THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND, Tom Stoppard’s witty send-up of every English parlor murder mystery under the sun has charmed audiences for decades with its timeless take on the whodunit. HOUND turns the genre on its ear with Stoppard’s irascible sense of irony and gift for literary subversion.

Sharing the bill with HOUND is the world premiere of ANOTHER DEAD CASEAR, an original play penned by SPT Youth Ensemble member and burgeoning Seattle playwright, 14 year-old Frank Garland. Combining elements of Christie and Shakespeare, Garland creates a deliciously witty tale of murder and monkey business with just a touch of satire.

Artistic Director Shana Bestock says: “We’ve had such great success with commissioning local playwrights to write for our youth ensemble. Stoppard’s play usually gets a curtain-raiser of some sort, so I wanted something original that would play into the themes of theatricality and traditional murder-mystery tropes. Frank has been a long-time member of the ensemble, always amazing us with his wit and ear for language that it I trusted him to come up with something that would delight actors and audiences alike!”

There will be six FREE performances November 2, 3, 4, 9 and 10 at the historic Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake. Donations are encouraged, and go to support SPT’s Youth Scholarship Fund.

THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND and ANOTHER DEAD CAESAR performances Friday, November 2 at 7:00pm, Saturday, November 3 at 7:00pm, Sunday, November 4 at 2:00pm, Friday, November 9 at 7:00pm and Saturday, November 10 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.

The Seattle Public Theatre at the Bathhouse is located at:
7312 Green Lake Trail
Seattle, WA 98103
206.524.1300
http://www.seattlepublictheater.org

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