Stage and theater calendar
"Absurd Person Singular": This wildly funny and bittersweet farce focuses on three couples and what kind of behind-the-scenes disasters occur at Christmas parties; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 17 at Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Tickets are $18.20 adults, $15.50 seniors/military. Call 206-533-2000 or brownpapertickets.com.
"Twelfth Night": This mistaken identity Shakespearean comedy comes with two real twins and some real laughs; 7:30 p.m. June 8 and 9 at Everett Community College's Baker Hall, 2000 Tower St., Everett. Admission is by donation. The play is open to the public, although theatergoers are asked not to bring infants. For more information, call 425-388-9525.
"No Sex Please, We're British": You are a young bride married to a banker and here's the conundrum: you've mail-ordered Scandinavia glassware and instead received pornography -- and lots of it; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday June 22 through July 8, Driftwood Players, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $23 and $20. Call 425-774-9600 or go to www.driftwoodplayers.com.
"As You Like It": The Seattle Shakespeare Co. presents this comedy about romance and how to woo in the woods with 15 actors and original music; various times through June 24 at Center House Theatre at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets start at $15. Call 206-733-8222 or online at www.seattleshakespeare.org.
"Leaving Iowa": We are reminded with this humor-filled show that the journey is more important than the destination as we watch Don travel cross-country to scatter his father's ashes; performs at various times through June 16, Taproot Theatre Co., 204 N. 85th St., Seattle. Tickets range from $22 to $37. Call 206-781-9707 or www.taproottheatre.org.
"Caliente": Teatro Zinzanni's latest show is directed by Ricardo Salinas of "Culture Clash." There's a bit of a social commentary in this Latin-themed show that combines dinner, comedy, a bit of theater and incredible acrobatics; performances are Thursday through Saturday at 6:30 p.m.. Sundays at 5:30 p.m. with occasional Wednesday evening performances at 6:30 p.m. through June 10. Midday matinees begin at 11:30 a.m. on select Sundays, Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle Tickets start at $106 at www.dreams.zinzanni.org or 206-802-0015.
"One Slight Hitch": A new work by comedian and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" commentator Lewis Black who explores the zany pitfalls of a lavish Jewish wedding; opens with previews at 8 p.m. June 8 and at various times through July 8 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $37.50 for adults. Call 206- 292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
"Gangsters of Love": This show gives a nod to the mobster days of the 1920s and 1930s only with acrobatics and dance moves and featuring comedian Frank Ferrante and aerialist Dreya Weber; dinner shows and matinees from June 14 to Sept. 30, Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. Dinner prices start at $106 (all ages) and matinee prices start at $86 (general). Call 206-802-0015 or dreams.zinzanni.org/.
Pacific Northwest Ballet: Productions at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle, on the grounds of the Seattle Center. Tickets at www.pnb.org or 206-441-2424.
"Coppelia": A revival of the breathtaking June 2010 production. Features choreography by George Ballanchine and Alexandra Danilova. Through June 10. Tickets $28 to $168.
"Season Encore": Nine highlights from the past season and more. 6:30 p.m. June 10. Tickets $30 to $175.
"Last Step": Six world premier works by PNB choreographers. 7 p.m. June 16. Tickets $10 to $20.
Driftwood Players presents two opportunities for kids to be on stage: Summer Teen Ensemble -- Disney's "Beauty and the Beast Jr." -- and Missoula Children's Theatre -- "Jack and The Beanstalk." For more information go to www.driftwoodplayers.com.
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