Puny Humans

Written by Bret Fetzer & Keiko Green
Directed by Gavin Reub

April 22 – May 14, Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30PM
PWYC Preview: Thursday, April 21
PWYC Industry Night: Monday, May 2

The Queen City Comicon throbs and bustles with fans in cosplay, celebrities on the rise (or on the way down), disgruntled vendors hoping to make a buck, and desperate staff members trying to hold the whole damn thing together. A young fangirl finds out she’s pregnant, an actor promoting his new movie tries unconventional means to get laid, and Sailor Moon and Darth Vader fall in love. Passion, comedy, and geekdom collide as thirteen characters’ lives intertwine over the course of one epic day.

“…approximately eight intersecting narratives involving 13 characters unfolds. They’re all pretty compelling. It’s sort of like a stage version of Robert Altman’s Nashville but for nerds and not as weird. The narratives involve a range of issues, revealing the human drama humming beneath the alien sheen of commercial comic-cons… Te Yelland was a stand-out. She plays an often quiet, contemplative aspiring writer named Hazel, who’s not into all the hubbub of the comic-con. She’s the one deciding whether or not she wants to have a baby. It’s challenging to play a captivating introverted character—the impulse to over-brood often wins out — but Yelland’s subtle gestures and easy humor drew me in.” – The Stranger

“Fetzer and Green have created several memorable characters and plots and have done a fantastic job of weaving them all together in a story. Puny Humans contains clever dialogue, spoken by fully formed fascinating characters in intricately connected stories. It’s topical. It’s timely. It’s full of wit and wisdom. It’s a huge delight for genre fans but it’s accessible to non-fans as well. It’s a strong piece of theater writing.” – Seattle Gay Scene

Starring:
GUS — David Rollison
BRADLEY — Ben McFadden
KEITH — Nic Morden
EMMA — Rachel Guyer-Mafune
JOAN — Kelly Johnson
LAUREN — Grace Carmack
ALICE — Heather Persinger
NATASHA — Patty Bonnell
SAM — Zenaida Smith
HAZEL — Te Yelland
PAULETTE — Lauryn Hochberg
GORDON — Cole Hornaday
JACOB — Kevin Bordi

Poster art by the incredible Peter Hon, local Seattle illustrator

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