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Seattle theaters unveil what's coming this year and beyond

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Here are two Seattle theaters -- ACT and Seattle Public Theater -- and what they've got lined up for summer and fall and beyond.
ACT Theatre's offerings include the Broadway hit, "Other Desert Cities," then comedian and impersonator Frank Ferrante in "An Evening With Groucho," a modern feministic piece called "Rapture, Blister, Burn" and a whimsical look at life and death and other important topics in "Will Eno's Middletown."
Performances are at ACT Theater, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets are currently on sale at www.acttheatre.org or 206-292-7676.
"Other Desert Cities": May 31 through June 30. This story by Jon Robin Baitz has the lid about to come off of an iconic Republican family's reputation when the black sheep daughter plans to tell all in a soon to be released memoir.
"An Evening with Groucho": June 13 through June 30. This is 90 minutes of classic Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs presented by actor Frank Ferrante.
"Dear Dad": June 16. Seattle actors give voice to letters written to John F. Kennedy, Jackson Pollock, Dave Brubeck, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ronald Reagan, Oscar Wilde and a kid named Carlie.
"Rapture, Blister, Burn": July 12 through Aug. 11. Gina Gionfriddo writes about new roads and paths not taken when Catherine, a 40-something, single, and successful academic, returns to her hometown and reconnects with her college roommate and best friend, Gwen, now a stay-at-home mother and housewife married to Catherine's old flame.
"The Love Markets": Aug. 10. This Weimar cabaret band debuts their new album "World of Your Dreams."
"Middletown": Aug. 30 through Sept. 29. Will Eno writes about the human struggle for connection in everytown, U.S.A.
Seattle Public Theater has four plays for its 2013-14 season to explore chaos and class and cupcakes.
Seattle Public Theater performances are at 7312 W. Greenlake Drive N. Seattle. Call the box office at 206-524-1300 or go to www.seattlepublictheater.org/.
"Broke-ology": Sept. 26 through Oct. 20. Nathan Louis Jackson's story has William King wanting his sons to have a better life when illness strikes and tough decisions need to be made.
"American Wee-Pie": Jan. 24 through Feb. 16. This new comedy explores recession and career second chances and a surprise self-reinvention.
"Gidion's Knot": March 26 through April 20. A dark, risky comedy that explores the limits of children's freedom of expression.
"Arcadia": May 16 through June 8, 2014. Tom Stoppard's play is a theatrical event that mixes the past and the present in a story of love, poetry, history and chaos theory.
"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever": Dec. 6 through 24, 2014. A holiday classic with the Herdmans reeking havoc.
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