January 22, 2016 - February 13, 2016
In Arabia We 'd All Be Kings is a sharp and clear eyed expose' of the under side of contemporary Americana. Set in Giuliani 's NYC of the 1990 's, Stephen Adly Guirgis creates a cast of characters that despite difficult circumstances, drug addictions, sexual abuse and dashed plans, still cling hard to the mystery of the hope of the American Dream. Due to explicit language and sexual situations no one under 17 permitted without accompanying parents
February 26, 2016 - March 12, 2016
Techlandia, the home of giant online retailers, software magnates, and painfully current hipsters glued to their phones (Seattle?) comes under hilarious scrutiny in this one woman show written and performed by Bridget Quigg. You'll laugh a lot, sing a bit, and maybe cry a little as we wave goodbye to Grunge Central, and embrace the future of Techlandia. Check out this write up from Geekwire: http://www.geekwire.com/2016/techlandia/
March 15, 2016 - March 15, 2016
April 8, 2016 - April 30, 2016
The saga of the Brass Family continues in this new play in which the two grown children of the family, Gwendolyn and Cyril, are brought into a mystery involving the premiere of Oscar Wilde 's first play " Vera, or the Nihilists." As they investigate a series of deadly theater " accidents, " the criminal trio the Watch and Chain Gang scheme to steal the jewels of legendary actress Ellen Terry. The intrigue, romances, and suspects increase as we rush towards the opening of a play that is, according to our narrator George Bernard Shaw, " quite the worst bouquet of balderdash to have ever stained the stage. " A mystery, a thriller, and a love letter to theater, Fatal Footlights is more outrageous Steampunk fun with the First Family of the Realm.
May 27, 2016 - June 25, 2016
Its 1400 and Margery Kempe, new mother, mayors daughter, and successful brewery proprietor has a vision. A visit from Jesus, or is it a deception of Satan? Schrecks' script, offered in surprisingly modern terms, draws a portrait of a woman trapped between irreconcilable worlds: secular and profane, or spiritual and sacred. Either could get her burnt at the stake.
July 9, 2016 - August 14, 2016
Our Free for the Family offering for 2016, Raggedy Ann and Andy come to life in an hilarious, freewheeling script. Suitable for ages three to 93, a perfect focus for a summer afternoons family romp.
July 15, 2016 - August 13, 2016
It's 1932 and Amelia Earhart is planning her first Trans-Atlantic crossing. She desperately seeks the advice of meteorologist Ray Spencer -- an aviation specialist haunted by the loss of his daughter while still searching for the elusive scientific breakthrough which will make long-distance flight safer. But first he must take on the ghosts of the past. A soaring chamber musical, The Crossing encompasses loss, love, and the bravery to face each.
September 16, 2016 - October 15, 2016
In case you haven't noticed there is an election going on! Theater Schmeater is going to add to the mayhem this fall with an original adaptation of Alfred Jerry's iconic Ubu Roi. We've taken a late 19th century French dadaist play (Ubu Roi) as a foundation and built a new play meant for our times and the world we live in. A slightly limited business man survives a corrupting childhood to grow up to become the King of Nowhere, vowing in the process to "Make Nowhere Great Again!" Any similarity to our current real world political season of discontent is purely intentional!
September 24, 2016 - December 10, 2016
The Chop Shop Get in under the hood and work on your acting chops in a relaxed supportive environment. Scene work, audition work, character analysis, all can be worked on in our weekly two hour sessions that offer pragmatic feedback for your onstage needs. Our non-dogmatic approach strives to identify and work your issues in a customized, one size fits one, manner. Lead by Theater Schmeater Artistic Director Doug Staley, The Chop Shop meets on Saturday mornings for 10 weeks beginning 9/24 from 10 noon. There will be coffee. No classes on 11/12 or 11/26. Pre-enroll here and save at only $12 per class! Drop-ins are welcome space permitting (Drop-in price is $15). Maximum weekly attendance limited to 8.
October 21, 2016 - October 22, 2016
The hit comedy panel show that has put Seattle in stitches. Questionable Content brings a cavalcade of comedians, performers and artists to compete in an uproarious battle of wit, deception and knowledge of off-beat pop culture and news. There 's no knowing where the panel 's banter will go and it 's the audience who has the chance to win fabulous prizes. David Rollison referees, keeping the verbal jabs under the belt, ducking the undercuts, and throwing a few haymakers himself. Ian Schuelke is the impartial scorekeeper who doesn't do math. Want to know more, check out our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBTpCGriFgc. OR "Like" us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuestionableContent/
November 12, 2016 - November 12, 2016
Join Theater Schmeater's fundraising spectacular at the fabulous Escala! Silent and live auctions as well as music, food, and a sneak-peek at our 25th Anniversary season. An evening you don't want to miss!
November 18, 2016 - December 17, 2016
A long time Theater Schmeater tradition, we will offer three different episodes from the iconic TV show. Bristling with Cold War angst mixed with a deep understanding of the human spirit, these shows still resonate almost 60 yrs later.