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4029 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103
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Emerging Artists Program: “The Mutant Diaries”

Oct 17 – Oct 19

A solo musical comedy about one woman who stopped cancer before it could strike.

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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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Emerging Artists Program: “The Mutant Diaries”

October 17 – October 19

Stone Soup Theatre presents “The Mutant Diaries: Unzipping My Genes”, by Eva Moon, as its inaugural Emerging Artists work.mutantdiaries

The Mutant Diaries: Unzipping My Genes is a feisty, frank, fearless and funny musical comedy about turning a devastating prognosis into a new lease on life. Seattle playwright/performing artist, Eva Moon shares the humor as well as the heartache of dealing with a life-changing personal challenge.

Moon has performed the show across the US and in London, has spoken at national conferences on using humor to cope and writes for Huffington Post. Now she brings The Mutant Diaries back home to Seattle for three performances at Stone Soup Theatre during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The performances are Friday, October 17, and Saturday, October 18, at 8pm, and a 3pm matinee on Sunday, October 19. General admission prices are a $15 suggested donation.

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

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, 800-838-3006.

The God of Hell by Sam Shepard

February 20 – March 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. The play is a surreal allegory–darkly comic–and a thrilling theatrical ride that explores the high cost of complacent political conformity.

“Deliriously entertaining and deeply scary…” Newsday