Running Time: Two hours (with one intermission)

In 1968, Andy Warhol said “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” His prediction of fame’s fleeting nature in our celebrity-saturated culture could not have become truer.

Back from successful tours in Wyoming, Idaho, and Alaska, Letters Aloud presents intimate readings of personal letters from some of history’s most famous, and infamous, celebrities (including, among others, John Cleese, Bruce Springsteen, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, Gene Wilder, Marilyn Monroe, Tom Hanks, Amelia Earhart, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and even Mr. Warhol, himself) with a thought-provoking examination of the high price of fame that is equal parts riotously funny and movingly poignant.

Join host and curator Paul Morgan Stetler, Seattle actors Rebecca Olson and David Quicksall, and the extremely talented accordionist Jamie Maschler for a delightful evening you will not soon forget.

Letters Aloud is an exciting new reading series in which intimate, private letters—written by some of history's most famous (and infamous) people—are read aloud in front of a live audience. Each episode focuses on a central theme. Letters are carefully chosen to explore that theme, then handed over to some of Seattle's most accomplished actors—accompanied by live music and a compelling slide show—to read out loud in a theatrical setting. Keep up with Letters Aloud on their website and Facebook page.