Running Time: Three hours, with one 5-minute stretch break, and one 15-minute intermission

Our return to Beaumarchais. Each of the Figaro plays goes deeper and deeper into human motivations. Barber is largely a lark. Marriage can be seen as a kind of inquiry into what happens after a happy ending. Rosina is now Count Almaviva’s Countess; Dr. Bartolo seeks revenge on Figaro for thwarting his plan to marry Rosina himself; and the Count, who wooed and wed her, is now eying Figaro’s bride-to-be, Susanna! See what Mozart saw in this great comedy of bad manners, and why Napoleon called The Marriage of Figaro “the revolution already put into action!” 

Featuring Mark Anders, Gemma Cody-Anders, John Bogar, Ken Boynton, Jared Michael Brown, David Gehrman, Sarah Harlett, Randy Hoffmeyer, Anna Lauris, Shannon Erickson Loys, Jeanne Paulsen, and Richard Ziman.

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.