Seattle Rep, Taproot announce 2013 schedules

  • By Theresa Goffredo Herald Writer
  • Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:35pm
  • LifeGo-See-Do

Taproot Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre recently unveiled new season lineups.

Taproot Theatre describes its 2013 season as “rooted in action” featuring a clever twist on a classic tale, a regional premiere and a promise that audiences will find wit, romance, laughter and trickery.

Taproot Theatre’s 2013 season runs from January through October. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday evenings, with matinees on Saturdays at 204 N. 85th St., Seattle.

You can subscribe to the new season now or renew your subscription. Go to or contact the box office at 206-781-9707 or

Taproot’s season lineup:

• “Jeeves in Bloom”: Previews Jan. 30 and 31. Based on characters created by author P.G. Wodehouse, this tale is set in the tranquil English countryside until Bertie Wooster visits and mayhem ensues, set right by his capable valet Jeeves.

• “The Whipping Man”: Previews March 27 and 28. The freedom of three men is threatened when two former slaves share their pasts and secrets with a Jewish Confederate soldier returned from the war.

• “Bach at Leipzig”: Previews May 15 and 16. This show illustrates that all is not harmonious in the world of music when music director Leipzig is found dead at his keyboard and Germany’s greatest organists descend to vie for the job.

• “Illyria”: Previews July 10 and 11. All the hilarious high jinks and unrequited love of Shakespeare’s famous comedy remain in this musical adaptation of “Twelfth Night.”

• “The Matchmaker”: Previews Sept 18 and 19. This play that inspired “Hello Dolly,” has matchmaking busybody Dolly Levi brokering true love for a wealthy businessman.

Seattle Repertory Theatre announced the line-up for its first New Play Festival, including four plays-in-progress from three Seattle playwrights and a native Idahoan.

Seattle Rep describes the festival lineup as follows:

• Robert Schenkkan presents “All the Way, Part 1” and “All the Way, Part 2,” biographical companion plays about President Lyndon B. Johnson.

• Samuel D. Hunter’s “Exodus” centers on Walter, who has spent his life counseling teenage Christian boys whose parents fear their sons have homosexual tendencies.

• Elizabeth Heffron’s newest work “The Weathermen Project,” which will be workshopped during the festival, tells the story of the radical Vietnam-era proto-terrorist group, the Weather Underground.

• Actor Justin Huertas’ debut into playwriting, “Lizard Boy with Cello,” tells the story of a young concert cellist who discovers he has superpowers that seem to ignite from his cello bow.

• Anna Ziegler’s new work “Photograph 51” tells the story of Rosalind Franklin and her often overlooked contribution to the discovery of the DNA double helix structure.

Performances are at Seattle Rep’s Poncho Theatre at tSecond Avenue and Mercer Street, Seattle.

Ticket packages will go on sale Nov. 15. Tickets will range from $15 to $101. Single tickets will go on sale in January. Call the box office 206-443-2222 or toll-free at 877-900-9285 or online at

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