Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Originally produced in 1918 by the illustrious author of Peter Pan , Dear Brutus is a fairy tale for grownups -- a sort-of sequel to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Middle-aged guests visiting the country home of Lob, a mysterious and rather unstable fellow whom none of them seem to know well, are ensorcelled. For the space of a midsummer night, they experience the lives they might have led – had they made different choices – with results both farcically funny and heartbreakingly moving. Jeff Steitzer directs. Join ESP on October 12 for an unforgettable meditation on second chances!

 

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.

Learn more at www.endangeredspeciesproject.org .