Friday, March 27, 2015

The Feast-MAP Theatre

I can't wait to see this!  I missed Peggy Gannon's performance in Blood Relations, so I'm really looking forward to seeing her on stage in The Feast.  Plus, lady playwright w00t w00t!

A new play by Celine Song
Directed by Aimée Bruneau

WHO:  MAP Theatre 
WHAT:  The Feast, a new play by Celine Song
WHEN:  May 1st to May 16th, 2015
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00pm
Industry Night Monday, May 11th, 2015
WHY: To give you a little something for your mind to nibble on
WHERE:  The Schmee, 
2125 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
TICKETS: All tickets are Name-Your-Own-Price available at Brown Paper Tickets.

When all meat mysteriously turns to rot, ours becomes a world populated with reluctant vegetarians. Four hungry dinner guests impatiently await a latecomer to the table. As the hour grows late and stomachs begin to howl, the traces of civilization turn to decay. Sensual as it is grotesque, foul as it is funny, The Feast is a biting satire that serves up a heady repast straight from the kitchens of our darkest desires.

“I wrote The Feast after conversations with friends over many meals; and it articulates as best I can what baffles me about hunger and consumption, animals and civilization, intimacy and cruelty, bodies and aging, privilege and love,” says playwright Celine Song. “Initially I wrote this play to explore why I am so unpleasant to be around when I am hungry. I finished it when I realized that smiling distorts people's faces like a snarl.”

“When we desire what we can't have, we seek substitutes,” says director, Aimée Bruneau. “But we still feel empty; we're not fooled.  We feel anger; we blame; and we insist on feeling full. In this land of plenty, hunger and want are simply unacceptable.  The Feast asks, ‘If our collective first-world desire to be constantly satiated is so strong, how far are we from anarchy?’”

The Feast is directed by Aimée Bruneau (Radial Theatre Project’s Aisle 9 and Seattle Shakespeare Company’s The Taming of the Shrew) and features the acting talents of Mark Fullerton (MAP’s Soft Click of a Switch), Peggy Gannon (Sound Theatre Company’s Blood Relations), Mia Morris (Open Circle’s The Balcony) and Brandon Ryan (MAP’s Soft Click of a Switch).

The Feast is designed by Maggie Lee (Lights), Shane Regan (Graphic Design), Jodi Sauerbier (Props), KD Schill (Costumes), Joseph Swartz (Sound), Suzi Tucker (Set), and stage managed by Sarah Bixler

Thursday, April 30th8:00pm-PREVIEW
Friday, May 1st @ 8:00pm-OPENING NIGHT
Saturday, May 2nd @ 8:00pm
Thursday, May 7th @ 8:00pm
Friday, May 8th @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 9th 8:00pm
Monday, May 11th 8:00pm-INDUSTRY NIGHT
Thursday, May 14th @ 8:00pm
Friday, May 15th @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 16th @ 8:00pm-CLOSING NIGHT

All Performances held at The Schmee, 2125 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

MAP Theatre is a nomadic, independent, not-for-profit producing company with strong ties and deep roots in the Seattle community. MAP's goal is to relish the creative journey from process to product and continuously push the boundaries of traditional theatre by busting the stereotypes of what theatre is for. With that always in mind, MAP actively strives to reduce the barriers to live theatre. MAP is led by Artistic Director Brandon Ryan and Producing Director Peggy Gannon.
Twitter: @MAP_Theatre

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