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4029 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-1883

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A Child’s Christmas in Wales & The Long Christmas Dinner

Dec 5 – Dec 24

Celebrate the joy of magic, family, and memories with two short plays for the Christmas holidays!

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The God of Hell by Sam Shepard

Feb 20 – Mar 15

Frank and Emma are Wisconsin dairy farmers who live a quiet respectable life until they agree to put up Frank’s old friend, a scientist on the run from a secret government project involving plutonium.

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A Child’s Christmas in Wales & The Long Christmas Dinner

December 5 – December 24

A Child's Christmas in Wales 2011

Sophia Schloss in “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” 2011
Photo by Armen Stein

Directed by Buddy Todd

Journey to both sides of the pond with two short plays this holiday season. Travel to Wales and celebrate the joy of memories and family, then return to the States with an American Christmas and beloved playwright, Thornton Wilder.

One of the most enduring, yet oft-forgot holiday memoirs, Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales comes to life, for the 9th season, at Stone Soup Theatre, recreating the nostalgic times of Thomas’ childhood Christmas when everything was brighter, better, and more alive. Share Dylan Thomas’ holiday memories and bring back a few of your own in this holiday classic perfect for the entire family.

The Long Christmas Dinner is a human, tender play that journeys the lives of several generations of the Bayard family, and some of their Christmas dinners. Spanning 90 years and several generations, this story is lightened with humor of character, and contains a moving quality that is both appealing and forceful. Author, Thornton Wilder, is best known for the hit play, Our Town.

Each year, our production of A Child’s Christmas in Wales is different because of the sensibilities of a new director: this production is directed by Buddy Todd. So, for those who make Stone Soup their holiday destination (we have an added treat with Thornton Wilder) or those who have not seen Wales in few years – Christmas Dinner is a great reason to come see Wales again. The production begins with a $12.50 preview on December 4 at 7:30pm and runs through December 24th. Showtimes are as follows: 7:30 performances on all Fri/Sat evenings; 2pm matinees on Sun afternoons (except 12/21); 12/21 & 12/24 performances are at 12:30pm and 4pm; and Mon & Tues, 12/22 – 12/23 performances are at 7:30pm. Ticket prices are $25 for a single ticket, $20 for matinees, seniors, and groups of 4 or more.

Tickets are available for purchase by phone at the Stone Soup Box Office at (206) 633-1883 or at www.brownpapertickets.com, 800-838-3006.


The God of Hell by Sam Shepard

February 20 – March 15

Sam Shepard takes us on a farcical, brilliantly provocative ride that both entertainsGOH-Postcard1 and provokes questions about forced patriotic conformity and the fragility of democracy: Frank and Emma are Wisconsin dairy farmers who live a quiet respectable life until they agree to put up Frank’s old friend, a scientist on the run from a secret government project involving plutonium.


Director, Joanna Goff Sunde, leads a brilliant cast, including Maureen Miko (Stone Soup’s Artistic Director), Gianni Truzzi, Keith Dahlgren, and Edwin Scheibner.


The performance runs Thursday – Saturday evenings at 8pm and from February 20 – March 14, with two Sunday matinees, 3/1 and 3/8 at 4pm, $12.50 previews on February 18 and 19. General admission prices are $15-$25, $20 for seniors. All Thursdays after preview are Pay-What-You-Will.


Tickets are available for purchase at www.stonesouptheatre.org, by phone at the Stone Soup Box Office at (206) 633-1883 or at www.brownpapertickets.com, 800-838-3006.


Alice in Wonderland created by the Manhattan Project under the direction of Andre Gregory

April 10 – May 3

Everyone is familiar with Alice’s antic adventures, and they are all here – but with an interesting difference. From the presumed innocence of the original is drawn a caustic and giddy revelation of the human psyche and the dark, unsettling shadows which can linger there. Freud and Jung, Kafka and Dali, all make their presences felt, in a piece of pure theatre that is full of truth, fun, terror, and uncanny pertinence to our own topsy-turvey times.

Alice is an exemplary instance of how a classic can be make ‘new’, and one of the extremely rare instances of a book’s being turned into a wholly satisfactory theatrical experience…an exciting, absorbing, vertiginous descent into a laughing hell” Time Magazine