The holiday season brings plenty of new comedy, drama and burlesque set for the most “wonderful” time of the year. One such work is an original play by local playwrights Frank Lawler and Daniel Flint, Holiday of Errors. This is the third and final production of Sound Theatre Company’s 2013 season and continues their goal of showcasing established and emerging local talent.
The pay-what-you-can preview of Holiday is tonight, December 5, at the Center Theatre at the Seattle Center Armory and boasts plenty of veteran talent. The official opening night is tomorrow, December 6. The script contains mild innuendo, but appropriate for younger audiences, too.
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Holiday of Errors is a world-premiere comedy by local playwrights Frank Lawler and Daniel Flint, produced in partnership with One Lump or Two Productions and directed by Sound Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, Teresa Thuman. In the sly spirit of Black Adder and Shakespeare in Love, the play is a merry, irreverent send-up that mashes Twelfth Night, Richard III, and A Christmas Carol with historical inaccuracies and slanderous fabrications into an Elizabethan pudding that serves everyone.
Frank Lawler, the co-author of this original work, takes on the role of Will Shakespeare. A Sound Theatre Company member of long standing, Lawler was seen as Henry Higgins in Pygmalion and as Matamore in The Illusion.
Elinor Gunn returns to Sound Theatre Company as Queen Elizabeth, following her successful run in Sugar Daddies at ACT Theatre under the direction of Sir Alan Ayckbourn.
One Lump or Two Productions is best known for their 2005 hit The Elsinore Diaries, the inaugural play in their series of Shakespearean themed comedies. Each play comically mines the historical and not so historical lives of Will, Richard Burbage, Eddie de Vere, Queen Elizabeth, King James, and a host of other famous, infamous and otherwise fabricated characters. The writers explore the unknown territory of how Shakespeare’s plays came to be written, with tongues planted firmly in cheek. While comedy and wordplay are first and foremost on the menu, with over 45 productions of the Bard’s works under the three creators’ belts, a keen eye is given to history, scholarship and more than a few inside jokes. (One Lump or two Productions are Frank Lawler, Daniel Flint and Jason Marr.)
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WHERE: Center Theatre at the Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St., Seattle WA
WHEN: December 5 to 21, 2013 Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Thursday, December 5 at 7:30pm Opening Night: Friday, December 6 at 7:30pm Other performances: December 7, 12 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30pm December 15 at 2:00pm
Tickets: $25, $15 for students with ID; (800) 838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/490088