CELEBRATION
Prue .......Anne Allgood
Julie...Julie Briskman  
Sonia.............Cheyenne Casebier 
Lambert........Frank Corrado 
Richard..........Peter Crook
Russell............Jeffrey Frace
The Waiter.......Darragh Kennan 
Matt..............Randy Moore
Suki................Mariel Neto
Additional Wait-Staff..........Benjamin Harris, Charles Leggett

THE DUMBWAITER
Gus................Darragh Kennan
Ben................Charles Leggett

 

Directed by John Langs

Behind the Scenes: July 24, 2012 6:00pm

Tastings: August 3, 2012, 6:30pm

Post Play Discussions: July 31 and August 5, 2012

Audio Described Performance: August 12, 2012, 2:00pm

July 20 - August 26, 2012 
In the Falls Theatre
1 hour, 55 minutes (including one intermission)  

Two great comedies, The Dumb Waiter and Celebration will be performed as a double-bill, separated by an intermission. A pair of one-acts that serve up a sumptuous fare of suspense, hilarity, food, and drink from the lower depths to the upper crust. Directed by John Langs.

The Dumb Waiter

A basement. Two men awaiting orders. But from whom and of what?
An early one-act from the master of comically cosmic menace, The Dumb Waiter provides an hour’s worth of tense banter, surprise intrusions by unseen forces, food orders that defy description, and hilarious exchanges that recall Abbott and Costello as prompted by Samuel Beckett. The fact that both Gus and Ben are armed with revolvers adds imminent danger to the proceedings.

 

Celebration

It’s an anniversary dinner! Let’s all be on our worst behavior!
Pinter’s last play, from 2002, is a one-act that was “inspired” by an experience at the posh Ivy restaurant in London, in which the playwright and his wife Antonia Fraser found themselves distracted by a group of unusually obstreperous diners at the next table. Celebration is Pinter’s riotously funny revenge served both hot and profane. Throw in a blithe and serenely unflappable maître d’ and a waiter whose unsolicited “interjections” take the art of the non sequitur beyond theoretical limits, and the festivities are complete. This raucous feast receives its Seattle premiere.

 

Part of The Pinter Festival

Titles, dates, ticket pricing, and venues subject to change.