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MAY 17 – JUNE 17, 2023
Previews: May 17 & 18 at 7:30pm
Opening Night: May 19 at 8pm
Pay What You Can: May 24 at 7:30pm
Mask Required Performances:
Sat Mat: 2pm
P.S. Don’t forget: Subscribers get $7 off additional regularly priced single tickets to Jewell Mainstage productions!
Taproot Theatre is excited to present the third play in its 2023 Jewell Mainstage Season, the regional premiere of Jeeves Takes a Bow, adapted by Margaret Raether from the stories of PG Wodehouse. Directed by Scott Nolte, the show opens on May 19, 2023 and runs through June 17, 2023.
Bertie’s back! And this time his talent for trouble trails him to the Big Apple. When childhood chum Binkey Binkersteth knocks, one knacky notion leads to masterful mayhem and soon the notorious Knuckles McCann is fitting Bertie for a Chicago overcoat. Fortunately, the unflappable Jeeves is close at hand with a stiff cuppa joe and a penchant for putting things right!
Scott Nolte directs Tyler Matthew Campbell, Miguel Castellano, Kelly Karcher, Claire Marx, Calder Shilling, and Richard Nguyen Sloniker. Kathryn Bogley, William Eames, and Mark Waldstein understudy.
The production team includes RJ Tancioco, music director; Richard Lorig, scenic design; Kilah Williams, costume design; Amanda Sweger, lighting design; Mark Lund, sound design; Brigid Ridge, stage manager; Beth Orme, choreographer; Matt Orme, Fight Choreographer; Elizabeth Kaye Sortun, dialect coach; and Sonja Lowe, dramaturg.
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While Jeeves and friends stumble through Prohibition-era New York City, here in Greenwood it’s anything but dry. Gin & tonics and bee’s knees, French 75’s and spritzes—you’ll find these and more (including non-alcoholic options) at the bars and restaurants in the neighborhood during the run of Jeeves Takes a Bow. Come to Taproot or one of the participating bars for a stamp card, and as you drink your way through these local establishments and their featured cocktails and mocktails, you’ll collect stamps, which can earn you discounted tickets and concessions at Taproot. Click to learn more!
Immerse yourself in the 1930s Prohibition era of Jeeves Takes a Bow with a gin tasting event presented in partnership with Seattle-based Big Gin and Brad Holden, author of Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners and Craft in the Queen City.
Sip on four local gins while Big Gin’s head distiller, Shawn Fowler, walks you through their distinct flavor profiles and botanicals and author Brad Holden shares the fascinating history of the era in Seattle.
Then head into the theatre for a night of comedy and laughter as Jeeves and Bertie hit New York City in Jeeves Takes a Bow. Click to learn more.
All participants must be 21+. ID will be required at the event.
May 8 – June 26, 2023
I target destructive texts—official or influential words that have harmful repercussions on a mass scale. Then I disempower the messages in these texts by transforming them into paintings through handwritten algorithms. I input the raw data of the text into the algorithm, run it through a series of “if/then” rules I assign based on the structure and grammar of the written words, and receive an output of painterly actions. Each letter of the text corresponds to one individual brush stroke, guiding its path and color.
– Ilana Zweschi
Words are powerful. How we use them can cause confusion, misunderstanding, or harm as easily as love, empathy, and joy. Clarifying meaning and intention through wordplay is at the heart of Jeeves Takes a Bow. Claiming and disempowering is how Ilana Zweschi transforms the words she encounters in powerful language ranging from bills to pop culture.
When I first discovered her work on the website for Linda Hodges Gallery, I was drawn to them by their seemingly abstract forms, reminiscent of Art Deco curves and patterns, the period in which Jeeves Takes a Bow is set. What I didn’t realize until I visited her studio was that these were complex representations of the control she enlists over harmful words that were written to reinforce devastating hierarchies. These patterns – which, on the surface mimic the Deco designs that, in turn, reference jazz music – are ripe with underlying meaning. What we do see is active and linear, bold with color, and vibrant with movement. What we don’t see is a story intending to take power away from words of harm that sought to belittle or objectify or redefine those seen as other.
Ilana Zweschi is an artist working in Seattle. In 2011 she graduated summa cum laude from Skidmore College as an art major/mathematics minor and earned an MFA in painting from SUNY Albany in 2014. She is currently represented by Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle and is an instructor at Cornish College of the Arts. Zweschi has exhibited her works nationally, is part of the Meta and Microsoft art collections, and received the DASH artist grant for 2022. Notable group shows include Tiger Strikes Asteroid in New York and Museum of Museums in Seattle. Her work has been published in New American Paintings, a Youngspace interview, and featured on the opening page of the Culture section of the Seattle Met in 2020.
All works in the exhibition are available unless marked by a red dot. Please contact Linda Hodges Gallery for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 624-3034.
– Gina Cavallo, Curator, Director of Development, Taproot Theatre
“Imagine a time when the world was divided. … A world where freedom is under assault … A world where nationalism is on the rise… We’re talking about the year 1918, of course.”
Helmet, check. Gas Mask, check… Lipstick, check. In this new musical, Grace Banker and her fellow switchboard operators are answering the call when the Bell Battalion Telephonic Ladies’ Switchboard Unit #1 makes history as America’s first female soldiers.
July 12 — August 12
Discount: $7.50 off regular priced tickets to Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment. Select “member” pricing at checkout at latitudetheatre.org.
About Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment:
Based on the Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, adapted by Christopher Hainsworth, directed by Christopher Kidder-Mostrom.
Performances at the Isaac Studio Theatre at Taproot Theatre
May 14 – June 4, 2023.
From the pages of the Discworld™ novels, comes a story filled with loyalty, love, monsters, and mayhem. Borogravia is at war. Again. When Polly Perks’ brother goes missing in action, she disguises herself as a young man, enlists in the army and heads to the front lines in search of her sibling. But all is not as it seems, and Polly soon learns that she isn’t the only one in this band of “brothers” protecting secrets. Making their way to the front, this misfit company might just overcome insurmountable odds to become unlikely victors. A wickedly funny look at the absurdities of war and ambiguities of identity.
Latitude Theatre is a Seattle-based theatre company producing plays from around the world. Our focus is on translated works, exploring our world through the lens of parallel realities, and fostering the Seattle theatre community. We are bringing artists together to create new works, to develop their stage combat skills, and to incorporate their experiences, backgrounds, and identities to theatrical works from around the globe.
Whole Life Yoga
8551 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 2, Seattle, WA 98103
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Discount: 15% off any class pass package or series class purchase when you show your Subscriber Rewards Card.
Whole Life Yoga is a community-focused yoga studio. Our goal is to make yoga available and accessible to all people who could benefit from it. Our approach to yoga is highly adaptable, meditative and coordinates movement with the breath for a uniquely healing practice.
Modern Japanese Cuisine
6108 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
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We are a Japanese cuisine and desserts restaurant. We serve Japanese comfort food, sushi, curry, noodle, desserts, sake and beer.
American Dance Institute
8001 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
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Discount: $40 registration fee will be waived when you show your Subscriber Rewards Card at any of our three locations in Greenwood, Magnolia and Shoreline.
Dance classes taught with an emphasis on technique, sensitivity and respect.
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