Tom Stoppard’s Shakespeare
One may not think of Tom Stoppard as a creator of short plays, but early in his career he dispatched some deft comic one-acts with a political-philosophical slant. Sound Theatre Company performs through Sunday a matched set of two, both riffs on Shakespeare classics. In “Dogg’s Hamlet” (starring, from left, Matt Fulbright, Corey Spruill and Martyn G. Krouse), schoolchildren who speak a language called Dogg rehearse “Hamlet” in the related but different language of English, with curious semantical consequences.
In “Cahoot’s Macbeth” (which Stoppard dedicated to Czech dissident writer Pavel Kohout), actors in Soviet-era Czechoslovakia perform the Scottish play under the gaze of a government official.
Thursday-Sunday at Center Theatre, Seattle Center; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com).
- Black Lives Matter protesters march, conduct sit-ins in downtown Seattle
- Apple Cup Game Center: UW Huskies dominate No. 20 Cougars, shut down WSU's offense in Seattle
- Swarming defense, Myles Gaskin help UW Huskies rout WSU Cougars in Apple Cup
- With Luke Falk out, Peyton Bender will start at quarterback for WSU Cougars vs UW Huskies in Apple Cup
- Teardown town: 1,500 small houses replaced by giants since 2012
Most Read Stories
Misha Berson, Seattle Times theater critic