Shakespeare, the dramatic staple throughout history, is constantly being reinvented with this great Seattle Center troupe. The plays range from the well-known Romeo and Juliet to lesser-known Shakespeare such as Love's Labours Lost. The directors are artists in that they can take dated texts and apply them to modern settings, atmospheres, and contexts. For example, last season's "The Taming of the Shrew" was an all-male cast! The gender implications of this play were vivified and magnified with this great directing risk. As always, the actors are top-notch dramatists well-known throughout the Seattle theater-world.
If you're looking to save a buck, special pre-premier shows give great rates and excellent, near-perfect productions. Check listings before the shows are reviewed in the papers to get on the special post-production, pre-premier nights.