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

The July Project will be And a Nightingale Sang, from 1977, a very funny family comedy set in the unfunny era of wartime England. It’s a genius concoction, and a wonderful feat of play-writing by C. P. Taylor. Directed by ESTP core member Richard Ziman. Join us for madness of two kinds—domestic and military—July 11!

Part of the series: Endangered Species Theatre Project

Endangered Species Theatre 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 Theatre 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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