Playwright Young Jean Lee and company have everybody buzzing about The Shipment at On the Boards.
Abe Lincoln in Illinois boasts a local director, Sheila Daniels, with a lot of heart and cast of 19 actors that spans several generations of Seattle theater.
Washington Ensemble Theatre’s new season is off and running—with zombies, apparently—in Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom.
CLASSICAL & MORE
A good weekend at Benaroya: Enjoy a night of Mendelssohn and Mahler then don’t miss the artistry of Dutch violinist Janine Jansen on a Beethoven concerto when the Orpheus Chamber Orhcestra visits.
The English Beat bring back the ’80s to the Showbox at the Market on Saturday.
The Northwest Film Forum’s Local Sightings fest is a great source for homegrown cinema.
Ridley Scott’s Alien at SIFF Cinema is the iffy Director’s Cut—the extra scenes nicely establish Ripley’s relationship with the crew but sort of ruin the pace—but it’s in 35mm and, on the weekend only, followed by James Cameron’s superior Aliens, my vote for the best sequel ever made. Every strong woman in any action film made since follows in Sigourney Weaver’s wake.
The Frye gives us an expansive look at The Old, Weird America beginning this weekend. We’ve got a slideshow preview.
BOOKS & TALKS
If you’re a fan of the long-running exploits of Chicago detective V.I. Warshawski you should know that her creator, Sara Paretsky is in town on Friday.
Barbecued salmon? Yes, please. See you in Issaquah.