Friends and colleagues !
Carver's Pieces opens thursday and we, at TCT are so excited !!!
Here is your chance to see three original adaptations by late Northwest writer, Raymond Carver.
For these of you who aren't familiar with Youngstown arts center in West Seattle, it is a fabulous theater, very easy to find and there is parking !!!
Opening weekend is booking up, so please buy your tickets now !
TPS members get a three dollar discount from general admissions price.
I hope to see many of you there to witness these pieces and I promise, you will not be disappointed.
WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE
WHAT’S IN ALASKA?
by Raymond Carver
adapted for the stage by John Abramson
WHEN: Thu thru Sat - May 31st, June 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd. All at 8pm.
There will be a post show conversation with the director and actors on Thursday June 7th, Thursday June 14th and Thursday June 21st.
WHERE: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
TICKET INFO: $15.00 General
$12.00 Student / Senior / TPS Memberhttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/10925/
for advance tickets.
A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door on day of show.
ABOUT THE PLAYS
Adapted to the stage from Raymond Carver’s short stories and directed by John Abramson, "Fat", "What's In Alaska?", and "What We Talk about When We Talk about Love" deal with the terrifying currents that flow through ordinary human life in this country. A powerful and acute look at the lives of everyday people thrown together in their isolation, desperately seeking a means to make sense of the incoherence of their suffering. Each story - a waitress serving a fat customer, two married couples getting high together, and a group of friends talking about love over gin and tonic -reveals Carver at his best; a resolute and unblinking look at the conditioning forces that scorch people's lives, leaving them helplessly stranded with one another, and causing them to misunderstand life, even when it is plain and simple.
ABOUT RAYMOND CARVER
Raymond Clevie Carver, Jr. (May 25, 1938 – August 2, 1988), a native of the Northwest, was an American short story writer and poet. Carver is considered a major writer of the late 20th century and also a major force in the revitalization of the short story in the 1980s. He described himself as "inclined toward brevity and intensity" and "hooked on writing short stories" (in the foreword of Where I'm Calling From, a collection published in 1988--and a recipient of an honorable mention in the 2006 New York Times article citing the best works of fiction of the previous 25 years). Another stated reason for his brevity was "that the story [or poem] can be written and read in one sitting." This was not simply a preference but, particularly at the beginning of his career, a practical consideration as he juggled writing with work. His subject matter was often focused on blue collar experience, and are clearly reflective of his own life. The same could probably be said of the recurring theme of alcoholism and recovery. He wrote some of the most powerful American fiction of the twentieth century, and his work still cleaves to and illuminates our American landscape.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY THEATRE:
This is TCT’s second production following their 2006 production of 3 Plays by Thornton Wilder.
“Director John Abramson opts for a sparse stage, letting the actors carry the imagery…” (Seattle Weekly)
“Strong Acting…” (The Stranger)
The Community Theatre is a group of individuals, under the artistic direction of John Abramson, who share a common passion for creating theatre. As professionals we are collectively: students, tech writers, business owners, lawyers, mothers, scientists, human resource managers, teachers, fathers, actors, day care workers, social workers and more. We have come together with a vision of creating theatre which reveals a deeper truth about our selves, our lives and our humanity.
The Mission of The Community Theatre is to inspire and challenge both the mind and spirit of the audience and participants through an experience of exceptional theatre dedicated to creating meaning in each person’s life.
Our vision is to create theatre that is dedicated to the live, unknowable and surprising moments shared between an audience and actors. The Community Theatre will engage in meaningful stories that are pertinent to the times we live in. Our hope is to challenge, nurture, and enrich people's experience of the arts. We will encourage participation and community at all levels.http://www.thecommunitytheatre.org