Melanie White, Artistic Director (November 2000- September 2001)
Scott Bradley, Artistic Director (1997 - October 2000)
Open Circle Theater is a multi-disciplinary performance company committed to the development of new works and adaptations that speak to the human condition through fantasy and mythic storytelling.
Welcome to the home the most thrilling and fantastical theater you will find in Seattle!
Throughout our seasons, Open Circle's resident company unites with local diretors, musicians, visual artists and performers, to bring fresh insight and invention to our creations of highly physical, ensemble-style theater. Join us as we reinvent the theatrical experience.
Click on a show below to see details about that show.
OFFICIAL INFORMATION RELEASE:
A word from our friends of friends at Friendly Joes...
Player King, in conjunction with On the Boards and Open Circle Theater, is pleased to announce a performance run of BALLYHOO. This revised reincarnation of the 2000 Seattle Fringe Festival Artistic Pick contains newly recorded tracks, updated set and costumes, and direction by Gabriel Baron. Your mandatory attendance at BALLYHOO is conveniently accomodated by three different ways to BUY BUY BUY tickets:
(1) Call the On the Boards box office at 206-217-9888,
(2) purchase online at www.ontheboards.org,
(3) visit the box office at 100 west Roy Street near the Seattle Center.
If you do not attend, you are a Bellboy...and we will find you.
READ THESE FACTS NOW:
* WHERE -- On the Boards (100 west Roy Street, 217-9888)
* WHEN -- May 10-20 (Thursdays-Saturdays at 9pm, Sundays at 8pm)
* HOW MUCH -- $10 Thurs & Sun, $12 Fri & Sat
* WHY -- What was that?...did you just ask "why"?...I thought not
* DRINK WATER -- Drink Water
* OTHER INFO -- Found at www.playerking.com
Set in Chile, the play spans a period of nearly 400 years, tracing the downfall of the family of Don Jerónimo de Azcoitía, a member of one of Chile's most aristocratic families. His life becomes intertwined with that of Humberto Peñalosa, a poor writer who works as Don Jerónimo's assistant. When Don Jerónimo's only son, Boy, is born monstrously deformed, Humberto is instructed to protect Boy from the knowledge of his own mutation by isolating him in the family villa surrounded only by other freaks. Don Jerónimo's wife Inez, meanwhile, is preoccupied with her quest to have her ancestor, also named Inez, beatified by the Pope for the miracle she enacted at a crumbling convent facing destruction.
Premiere's at the 2001 Northwest New Works Festival!
Please visit ON THE BOARDS' website for performance schedule:
From the creators of Pu'uhonua,
Artistic Pick of the 1999 Seattle Fringe
Premiered at the 2001 Seattle Fringe Festival
Edward Gorey! No one sheds light on darkness from quite the same perspective as this Cape Cod specialist in morbid, fine-lined jocularity.
When a marriage goes flat and his suicide attempt goes awry, Charles Norris runs to his family with no money, no job, and no pulse. As his body decomposes, he must curb a growing appetite for fresh prey to figure out where things went wrong... before his neighborhood turns into a scene from a b-grade splatter flick. SUNKEN is a giddy, messy farce that looks at the bright side of imminent death and the dark side of slapstick comedy.
Intended for mature audiences only.
Artistic Pick of the 2000 Seattle Fringe Festival, BALLYHOO features the amazing duo of Player King's John Osebold and Michael McQuilken for an evening of slippery-tongued, physically-bruised, musically-voracious theatrics. And that's just the prologue.
The brain-child of director Elizabeth Klobe and performer Sean Eagon, GOOSEFLESH & PALLOR is a company-generated piece that explores the writings of William James and the nature of fear. Presented as an in-progress workshop with audience feedback forums after each performance.
Open Circle Theater will host the Seattle premiere of Glory Box by internationally acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller. Taking its name from the Australian term for hope chest, Glory Box is a funny, sexy, and politically charged exploration of same-sex marriage and the struggle for immigration rights for lesbian and gay bi-national couples.
The Bald Faced Liars are back with an all new show packed with hilarity!
It's Seattle, 1946, and the sailors have hit town. An awful lot of them seem to be headed to The Garden of Allah, where they pass dollar bills through a peephole to see vaudeville, variety and burlesque hosted by a cast of male and female impersonators. A bygone evening of song, sketch, striptease, smoke, and police payoffs. Based on the book "An Evening at the Garden of Allah: A Gay Cabaret in Seattle" by Don Paulson.