Buzz-worthy world premieres
The big Seattle theater news this fall involves the unveiling of some world-premiere works generating a lot of buzz: "Pullman Porter Blues," "The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" and "Ramayana."
Seattle Times theater critic
The big Seattle theater news this fall involves the unveiling of some world-premiere works generating a lot of buzz. Here are three notable ones:
• On Sept. 27 comes the debut of "Pullman Porter Blues" at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Seattle playwright Cheryl L. West's portrait of three generations in a family of proud African-American train porters features a keenly watched 1930s Joe Louis boxing match as a backdrop and live blues as the soundtrack.
• And on Sept. 18: "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," a dramatization of Jamie Ford's romantic-historical best-seller set in Seattle's Chinatown International District during World War II. Annie Lareau adapts and directs the piece for Book-It Repertory Theatre.
• And on Oct. 12, "Ramayana," ACT Theatre's long-anticipated homage to an action-packed, holy Hindu text, premieres. It's been excerpted and scripted for the stage by Seattle dramatists Yussef El Guindi and Stephanie Timm.
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