April 28 through May 20, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm.
Preview on Thursday, April 27, and Industry night on Monday, May 8 at 7:30pm.
$20 general/$12 TPS, senior, military/$5 students. All Thursdays Pay-What-You-Can
Chaos reigns in this ensemble satire about the trappings of technology, brand-allegiance, and science-gone-amok! Jules (Nabilah Ahmed, Waning), an MIT dropout with a chip on her shoulder, has just arrived for her first day of a lucrative internship at ACME: world-famous manufacturer of all things necessary. With every new face she meets, Jules falls deeper into the machinations of ACME and its peculiar past. Undeterred, Jules charges headfirst into the weird unknown. The question is: will she survive long enough to see day two?
Written by Andrew Shanks – 2017 Winner, Ghost Light Theatricals Battle of the Bards – ACME is a takedown of corporate innovation at its worst and weirdest. Shanks stretches theatrical limits just as the researchers inside the company’s walls stretch the boundaries of reality.
Directed by Mary Hubert, who led the ensemble that devised Girl for Annex, ACME is at once a broad spectacle and a dark mystery, touring unexpected locales as Jules quests for answers and dodges dangerous upgrades.
“Andrew has constructed a brilliant, sharply witty satire of corporate life that is more timely than ever with the changes that have been wrought upon Seattle in recent years. Plus, the amount of theatre magic, science, laugh-out-loud moments, and impossible circumstances make this one hell of a fun play to helm! I feel so incredibly lucky to work with such a dynamite ensemble and production team on ACME. This show presents a host of unique challenges – changing locations more than 10 times and characters that transcend the plane of realism entirely – and this team has risen to the challenge admirably.” – Mary Hubert, Director
- Nabilah Ahmed as Jules
- Aimee Filippi as Penny/iOS
- Marcus Gorman as Coyote/Goss/Marvin
- Madison Jade Jones as Remy
- Jordi Montes as Jackie
- Mandy Nichols as Lexi
- Gianni Truzzi as Dee
- Lyam White as Avery
- Emma Wilkinson as Brenda/Dot/Bird
- Nathan Wornian as Tech-Bro
- Playwright – Andrew Shanks
- Director – Mary Hubert
- Scenic Designer – Jenna Ryan
- Costume Designer – Kelly Caffey
- Asst. Costume Designer – Sarah Hubert
- Lighting Designer – Elizabeth Steele
- Sound Designer – Erin Bednarz
- Props Designer – Sophie Schwartz
- Asst. Props Designer – Nick Kruger
- Projections Designer – Darrin Schultz
- Dramaturg – Erin Bednarz
- Stage Manager – Jessi Marlow