Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Christmas Carol

by John Longenbaugh

Presumed dead for three years, a hardened Sherlock Holmes resurfaces, turning his back on the people who need him most. After an ominous warning from his nemesis Professor Moriarty, three unexpected callers arrive on Christmas Eve uncovering clues from the detective’s past, present and future. Can they save Holmes and his world from a dire end? Seattle playwright John Longenbaugh deftly steers us through this magical holiday mystery, one clue at a time.

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NOISES OFF

by Michael Frayne

THE STATE THEATRE: January 17 - February 8

Called “the funniest farce ever written,” (Clive Barnes, The New York Post) Noises Off presents an hilarious behind-the-scenes peek at an acting troupe rehearsing and performing the farce “Nothing’s On.” Despite nerves, dropped lines and technical difficulties, they make it through final dress rehearsal to opening night. As time goes by, things deteriorate until pandemonium ensues and axe-wielding co-stars, drunken cast members and misplaced sardines take center stage during a disaster of a performance that threatens to jinx the old saying, “The show must go on.” In three acts: Act One, Act One, and Act One.

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THE HIGHEST TIDE


from the novel by Jim Lynch, adapted by Jane Jones


THE STATE THEATRE: February 28 - March 21

The beach talks to Miles O’Malley. Obsessed with all things aquatic, 13-year-old, stature-challenged Miles loves combing the tidal beaches near his Puget Sound home in the middle of the night. When one of his discoveries lands him unexpectedly in the news, he is launched into involuntary celebrity, shaking his world in a way that is only topped by the Nisqually earthquake. A sensory experience emanates from the pages of local author Jim Lynch's bestselling novel, which instantly transports us beneath the waters of a marine world teeming with infinite life and exquisite possibility.

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FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY


by Sarah Ruhl


THE WASHINGTON CENTER BLACK BOX: April 3 - 19

When Ann thinks of her father, she immediately remembers playing Peter Pan in her hometown theater in Iowa, particularly when he used to bring her flowers after her performance. Her memory is jogged by the fact that she and her four siblings are in their father’s hospital room during his final moments. His death sparks a conversational wake that includes everything from arguments over politics to when each sibling realized that they grew up. A loving look at a family’s view of death, life, and the allure of never growing up.

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A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY

by Tony Kushner


THE STATE THEATRE: May 1 - 23

From the Pulitzer-winning playwright behind Angels in America comes a dramatic parable for our time. A Bright Room Called Day follows a group of artists and political activists struggling to preserve themselves in 1930s Berlin as the Weimar Republic surrenders to the seduction of fascism. Often exquisitely lyrical, always exhilaratingly intelligent, the poetic world of the play moves beyond the bounds of historical reality with the morally outraged outpourings of a contemporary New York woman. Her fury brings into stark relief the discomfiting similarities between then and now, and challenges us to remember that although evil may seem inevitable, it is never irresistible.

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Into The Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by James Lapine

IN THE STATE THEATRE

Winner of five Tony Awards, seven Drama Desk awards, and four Olivier Awards, Into the Woods brings The Brothers Grimm onstage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family, and the choices we make. When Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (the one with the beanstalk), Rapunzel, and a Baker and his wife venture into the woods, “Happily Ever After” is only the beginning of their journey. The woods are magical, dark, and deep, and filled with witches, wolves, giants, and mysterious strangers. Wishes do come true, but at a price. One of Stephen Sondheim’s most celebrated scores and most popular musicals, Into the Woods is sure to be a treat for the whole family.

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SNOW IN MIDSUMMER

by Francis Ya Chu Cowhig

Based on the classical Chinese drama, The Injustice to Dou Yi that Moved Heaven and Earth by Guan Hanqing

THE STATE THEATRE: August 21 - September 12

Executed for a murder she did not commit, young widow Dou Yi vows that if she is innocent, snow will fall in midsummer and a catastrophic drought will strike. Three years later, a businesswoman visits the parched, locust-plagued town to take over an ailing factory. When her young daughter is tormented by an angry ghost, the new factory owner must expose the injustices Dou Yi suffered before the curse destroys every living thing. A contemporary re-imagining of one of China’s most famous classical dramas, Snow in Midsummer was first produced as part of the “Chinese Translations Project” at the Royal Shakespeare Company. A second production was received in 2018 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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THIS FLAT EARTH


by Lindsay Ferrantino


THE WASHINGTON CENTER BLACK BOX: September 4 - 20

At a middle school in a seaside town, the unthinkable has happened, thrusting the bewildered community in the national spotlight. Stuck at home in a state of shocked limbo, Julie and Zander, two twelve-year-olds, try to make sense of the chaos they witnessed, their awkward crushes, and an infinitely more complicated future — but the grown-ups are no help at all. An urgent response to our times, This Flat Earth is a startling and deeply felt story of growing up in our confounding world.

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FUN HOME

by Lisa Kron, Jenine Tesori, and Alison Bechdel

THE STATE THEATRE: October 2 - October 24

Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.

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A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by Aaron Lamb


THE STATE THEATRE: November 2020

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we begin a new holiday tradition at Harlequin with Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s fresh adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story of transformation, absolution, and grace. Join us for a holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of holiday cheer, plenty of carols and music, and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. We will transform the State Theatre to a theatre-in-the-round, bringing Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and all your favorite holiday characters center stage for an experience not to be missed. Grab the family, order a hot-buttered-rum, and join us for true holiday spirit.

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Holiday:
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Senior 60+/Military $48
Student/Youth 25 & Under $25

Musicals:
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Senior 60+/Military $40
Student/Youth 25 & Under $25

Plays:
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