Jesse Keeter, Kate Yaeger, and Jason Sharp at last month's Spin the Bottle. Photography by Ian Johnston
SPIN THE BOTTLE – Friday, July 1st at 11pm
July’s edition of Spin the Bottle features, in no particular order:
The follicular stupendousness of EMMETT MONTGOMERY!
The raw throatiness of LESLI WOOD!
A puppetastic adaptation of the Greek tragedy AGAMEMNON!
The abundant drollery of UBIQUITOUS THEY!
The rueful words of BECKY BRUHN!
Sheer inexplicability from GUDE/LAURANCE!
Dirty, dirty thoughts from DARTANION LONDON!
…and more, more, more!
All held together by the lean and chewy BRUCE HALL!
Annex Theatre’s Spin the Bottle — featuring theater, music, dance, spoken word, film, and whatever else we can find — has appeared on the first Friday of every month since Sept 12, 1997.
Curated from the beginning by Bret Fetzer.
Emmett Montgomery takes over Annex Theatre on the first Sunday of every month at 7:30pm. Check it out!
WEIRD AND AWESOME WITH EMMETT MONTGOMERY – Sunday, July 3rd at 7:30pm
Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery is a hideous monster with a heart of gold made up of fleshy bits of songs, jokes, sharing, talented people, prizes and nightmares sewn together with a thread of laughter and booze. Part awkward sharing party. part amazing variety show each show features talented people doing the things that they are really good at or something out of their comfort zone:
You will be shared with!
You will be sung at and told a story!
You will witness strange and wonderful things!
You will be told jokes by a comedian of note!
You will most likely win prizes!
All these will be hosted by Emmett Montgomery with special assistance from Barbara Holm.
Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30.
$10/$5 students, TPS members
July 30-August 28, 2010 | Fri-Sat at 8 pm
Her Mother Was Imagination is a bold new culture-bending play about a future ‘right-thinking’ America written by local playwright Elizabeth Heffron, directed by Ellie McKay. This edgy satire dares to envision a post-constitutional society who have embraced Glenn Beck as their leader and submit their lives to the will of the Elders yet find themselves confined to a massive sky-scraping tower, stratified by floor levels, living safely above a treacherous earth terrain below, where only the basest of creatures survive. This almost Orwellian life in the tower is both savage and decadent and at times an opulent spectacle in this fantastical new world order.
Featuring David Gassner, Sann Hall, Jesse Keeter, Conner Marx, Carrie McIntyre, Beth Peterson, Erin Pike, Peter Richards, Michael Stock and Sarah Warren.
Her Mother Was Imagination is the culmination of a generative multi-disciplinary arts project exploring our future as individuals and as a culture, created by Elizabeth Heffron, Ellie McKay, Max Reichlin and Daniel Worthington. This new play is entirely lit by human-charged batteries in effort to minimize its own environmental footprint as well as champion the practical applications of alternative renewable energy.
For more information and links to related galleries please visit www.hermotherwasimagination.com
written by Scotto Moore | directed by Kristina Sutherland
Apr 23 – May 22, 2010 | Fri-Sat at 8 pm
Industry Night: May 10 at 8pm
$15 gen | $5 stu
“When I Come To My Senses, I’m Alive!” is a near-future sci-fi story about a technological provocateur who invents a method for capturing emotions as digital information, as part of a project to “chart the emotional genome.” She develops a cult following of fans who download her very addictive “emoticlips” – each delivered with cryptic, poetic file names like “the surprise of an unfamiliar memory” – and play them back in hobby-built receiver helmets. The experience is not full blown virtual reality; instead, emotional responses & sensations are triggered, and each fan experiences something unique. A seedy television executive tries to coopt her technology to syndicate the emotions of TV stars, hiring an elite P.I. to figure out what her weaknesses are when she refuses to sell out… but in the meantime, publishing digital versions of her emotions to the internet has unexpected consequences amongst the botnets of the world.
Scotto Moore‘s new play, “When I Come to My Senses, I’m Alive!” is the best kind of science fiction, the kind where speculation about the future feels like something you could wake up to tomorrow morning. In this World Premiere production, director Kristina Sutherland has kept the ideas fresh and intriguing and the performances finely finished and compelling. The acting is brisk and, at least for the enthusiastic opening night audience, it’s premise and articulation is easily embraced by a generation for whom the globalization of information, media and personal experience meld into our shared online identities…. [The play] is a lot of fun, at least in part because it is so confident and thoroughly considered in its ideas and equally finished in its theatrical savvy for putting them on stage.
Seattle Times review:
It’s not hard to be captivated by Moore’s provocative premise about a leap in information technology that makes human emotions a downloadable, vicarious experience. The story’s late turn toward suspense — with the spectral rise of freethinking, artificial intelligence on the Internet — certainly ups the ante in unexpected, spooky ways…. Director Kristina Sutherland keeps the action brisk and crisp, and knows how to nudge the audience’s imagination.
The Stranger review:
One wants to see more plays like this in Seattle—smart science fiction about the amazing world we have found ourselves heading toward.
Seattle Gay News review:
Fun, fascinating, thoughtful and delightful.
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Jade Justad in When I Come to My Senses, I'm Alive!
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