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Experience the great plays you seldom see on the stage! Join Seattle theatre artists as they give voice to the characters that sit silent on your bookshelves.

An alien visits Earth hoping to see the Civil War but lands in a 20th-century Virginia family’s back yard. He decides to stay even after discovering his mistake and orchestrates a war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union instead! Join ESP for this blast from the year 1957 and the genius of writer Gore Vidal.

Part of the series: Endangered Species Project

Endangered Species Project is an organization of distinguished Seattle theatre artists dedicated to presenting plays that seldom get full productions. While it is an essential duty of theatres to read and develop new work, there’s a parallel need to bring older neglected plays back to the stage. Through our simply staged readings, we lend live voices to plays that are now silent on our bookshelves.  

Founded in February of 2011, Endangered Species Project has consistently mounted monthly readings. Expanding from our core group of eleven, dozens of Seattle’s best and bravest actors have been instrumental in bringing new life to these plays. We strive to do nothing that gets between the audience and the play. We want to give full scope to those two most powerful forces in the theatre: a playwright’s ideas and the audience’s imagination.

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