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.

Running Time: Two hours, 30 minutes (includes one intermission)

Norman Krasna's Dear Ruth is a beautifully built 1944 family comedy about a politically overactive younger sister who’s been writing to a soldier, using the name Ruth—her older sister’s name… And of course the soldier, on leave, comes to call, which is somewhat upsetting to Ruth’s parents—and her fiancé! The entire house practically implodes. A very funny concoction, which, given its wartime setting, is ultimately very moving. Featuring Michael Winters as Ruth's father.

Part of the series: Endangered Species Project