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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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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.


Scrooge’s Christmas

December 11 – December 20

In Ken Jones’ adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol, a group of actors portray all the characters of this Christmas tradition. The ensemble provides the songs and sounds as the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is confronted by the Spirits of Past, Present and Future.

Performance dates are Thursday evenings at 7:30pm and Saturday matinees at 12pm and 2pm, Dec 11-Dec 20.

General admission is $14. 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.


Pippi Longstocking

March 20 – March 29

By Astrid Lindgren

With an absent father at sea, and a mother passed away Pippi somehow has what she needs to get by, and if she doesn’t, she’ll make something up! Pippi’s adventure introduces a host of wonderful characters and the lessons she learns along the way prove that she is capable of just about anything.

Directed by Eve Hammond

Performance dates are Friday evenings at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm, March 20-March 29.

General admission is $14. 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.