Theater Review

The Hollow Core of 'Bad Apples'

ACT Theatre's new rock musical about the Abu Ghraib torture scandal misguidedly ignores the horrors in the name of love.

09/16/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theater Review

'Assassins' Takes Aim at ACT Theatre

Stephen Sondheim's dark musical hits its target more often than it misses.

03/29/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: January 11–17

Get a musical sugar rush from Tangerine, laugh at Andy Kindler's loathing, and heat things up with Marilyn Monroe.

01/11/2016 By Scott Johnson Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Theater Review

'Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play' Mixes Memories and Mania

ACT Theatre examines what happens when 'The Simpsons' becomes dogma after the apocalypse.

11/04/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with KT Niehoff

The choreographer discusses restaging an evolved version of the wild 'A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light' for ACT Theatre's 50th anniversary.

10/23/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Yussef El Guindi

The award-winning playwright discusses his creative process and 'Threesome', his latest work at ACT Theatre.

06/10/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with ACT Theatre's Kurt Beattie

The artistic director discusses ACT's 50th anniversary and 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.'

04/14/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theater Review

'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' and the Comedy of Depression

The actors behind suffering siblings carry ACT's production of the Tony-winning play.

10/30/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: October 2014

A Tony-winning play, a Newbery-winning book, and Macklemore’s pals release competing albums.

10/01/2014 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Theater Review

Seattle Shakespeare Company's Invitingly Isolated 'Waiting for Godot'

The bleakness of Samuel Beckett's classic tragicomedy plays out on the ACT Theatre stage

09/16/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theater Review

ACT's 'An Evening of One Acts' Falters

A weak third act derails a night of star playwrights

08/07/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theater Review

'Little Shop of Horrors' Basks in Macabre Sunshine

ACT Theatre's dark musical comedy revels in campiness but struggles with paper thin characters.

03/20/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld