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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.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/16/2016

Theater Review

'Assassins' Takes Aim at ACT Theatre

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

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 03/29/2016

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.

  • By Scott Johnson and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/11/2016

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.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 11/04/2015

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.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 10/23/2015

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.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/10/2015

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.'

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/14/2015

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.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 10/30/2014

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.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 10/01/2014

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

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/16/2014

Theater Review

ACT's 'An Evening of One Acts' Falters

A weak third act derails a night of star playwrights

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/07/2014

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.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 03/20/2014

Slideshow

Slide Show: ACT Theatre’s Wanderlust Gala

  • Published 10/26/2013
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