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Best of The Stage for Valentine’s Day in Seattle

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If your sweetheart likes a good theatre production, why not include one of these for your Valentine’s Day celebration? From War Horse to Agatha Christie to Tennessee Williams, there is some great theatre on the stage this February!

The Mousetrap
Through Sunday, February 24
Village Theatre
303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
425.392.2202
http://www.villagetheatre.org

Agatha Christie’s masterpiece and the longest running play in modern history, this murder mystery sparkles with suspense and cunning as it celebrates it’s 60-year anniversary. Stranded by a snowstorm within one guesthouse are the young couple who own the business, four single guests, one stranger who happened upon the house, and one detective. Eight inhabitants; one murderer; and one nameless target—but how many will get hit in the crossfire? Rich with excitement and mystery, you won’t be sorry you got caught in The Mousetrap. Purchase tickets online or by phone.

Jeeves in Bloom
Tuesday, February 1 through Saturday, March 2
204 N. 85th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
206.781.9707
http://www.taproottheatre.org

Peace. Tranquility. The English countryside. Ahhh … Then Bertie Wooster pays a visit. While ducking romance, fleeing a cleaver-wielding chef and burgling his uncle, Bertie’s trail of mischief and mayhem is set right by his unflappable valet, Jeeves. Based on characters created by author P.G. Wodehouse, this confectionary treat is a delightful respite from the daily grind. Tickets available online.

War Horse
Wednesday, February 13 through Sunday, February 24
The Paramount Theatre
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
206.682.1414
http://www.stgpresents.org

England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and New York. Buy tickets online.

Photograph 51
Tuesday, February 1 through Sunday, March 10
Seattle Repertory Theatre
155 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.443.2222
http://www.seattlerep.org

An intriguing portrait of British scientist Rosalind Franklin and her—often overlooked—role in the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure. This complex tale explores how Franklin, a smart, stubborn, and courageous woman, operated in a field dominated by men. A balance of the historical, romantic, and scientific, Photograph 51 is a touching human play of ideas. Enjoy this play as part of the Rep’s 50th anniversary season. Purchase tickets online.

5 X Tenn (Or So)
Wednesday, February 13 through Saturday, February 23
Stone Soup Theatre
4029 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA 98109
206.633.1883
http://www.stonesouptheatre.org

Stone Soup is pleased to bring back 5 more one-act plays that are compiled from archives after playwright Tennessee William’s death and are seldom produced. The material ranges from the angst of living in a fictional distopian society with “The Chalky White Substance” to the universal feeling of loneliness in “Talk To Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen”. Purchase tickets by phone or online.

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