Sunday, December 16, 2012, 4:00 – 5:30pm

Short Stories Live: (Another) Rogue’s Christmas

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $10-$15.

Literary, Short Stories Live

The return of our afternoon of delightfully unconventional holiday stories, poems, and musical cheer—a sweetly antidotal alternative to the usual ’tis-the-season’al fare—boasts some of the Northwest’s favorite professional actors: Frank Corrado, Megan Cole, historian/raconteur Paul Dorpat, and Jean Sherrard (who also returns to direct). Stories include Chekhov’s The Shoemaker and the Devil, in which an impoverished shoemaker sells his soul to the devil and, after a harrowing night, realizes his life ain’t so bad after all (think It’s a Wonderful Life meets Heaven Can Wait); Jane Gardam’s The Zoo at Christmas, a brilliantly hilarious riff on Hardy’s nativity-themed poem The Oxen (imagine philosophical zoo animals escaping their cages on Christmas Eve); Christmas by Injunction, O. Henry’s very funny Western tale with an effervescent ending; and the classic Reginald’s Christmas Revel, by Saki. Homegrown music from Pineola—Leslie Braly, John Owen, and Josh Woods—warms up the afternoon. Presented by Town Hall and ACT Theatre.
Advance tickets are $13/$10 Town Hall members, seniors & students, at www.townhallseattle.org; $15/$13 at the door. ACT Members call 206/292-7676 to reserve tickets as part of ACTPass and Charter Membership. Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue.
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www.acttheatre.org

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  1. [...] Before I ask Paul our ritual WebExtras question, let me hasten to invite one and all to join us for what promises to be a delightful afternoon. The Seattle actress (and legend) Megan Cole will be joining us; along with our musical guests, the amazing Pineola (Leslie Braly, John Owen, and Josh Woods). For more info, please visit Town Hall’s own website. [...]

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