Thursday, May 15, 2008

Seattle Repertory Theatre Presents:

The Patriot Acts! An Equal Opportunity Political Cabaret

Sunday, June 1 and Monday, June 2, 2008

Proceeds to benefit Seattle Rep education programs

PONCHO Forum at Seattle Rep

Seattle, WA - Tickets are now on sale for The Patriot Acts! An Equal Opportunity Political Cabaret, a night of patriotic parody, satirical skewering and musical mockery. This two-night/three-show benefit will raise funds for Seattle Repertory Theatre's education programs. The event will take place on Sunday, June 1 at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Monday, June 2 at 7:30 pm in the PONCHO Forum at Seattle Rep. Tickets range from $35 to $250 and are available by calling the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206-443-2222. RSVP deadline is May 23.

About the Show: Come Democrats, Republicans, Independents and anyone in between. Have a cocktail and grab a seat for The Patriot Acts! No one will escape good-natured lampoonery in this talent-packed revue featuring politicians, local and national actors, corporate and community leaders, and the work of acclaimed writers showcased in scenes from classic political plays, renowned musicals, and original works created especially for this event. Sit back and enjoy sketches, musical numbers, stand-up, straw polls, and all manner of special surprises and guests, including pieces written by Eduardo Machado, Cheryl West and Robert Schenkkan with performances by Nick Garrison (Cabaret), King County Council Member Reagan Dunn, Todd Jefferson Moore (Thom Pain) and Former Secretary of State Ralph Munro, all directed by Jerry Manning (Thom Pain and Autobahn). Check for the full cast listings and updates.

All proceeds from The Patriot Acts! An Equal Opportunity Political Cabaret support Seattle Rep's education and outreach efforts for young people. For more than 20 years, Seattle Rep has offered a wide variety of educational programs throughout the community. Through its arts education programs, Seattle Rep serves over 60 schools that might not otherwise have access to theatre. Seattle Rep offers in-school artist residencies, provides subsidized tickets, and encourages young people to express themselves through its TeenSpeak programs. Seattle Rep also provides resources to public school teachers through workshops and seminars.

Tickets to The Patriot Acts! range from $35 (including snacks) to $250 and up (including cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and a chance to mingle with the all-star cast). To make reservations or for further information, please contact the Seattle Rep Box Office at (206) 443-2222

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