Come on down to the Yankee Tavern

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For the last month, I’ve had the privilege of working at Seattle’s ACT Theater, an experience that, in all honesty, is like coming home. It’s my third play at this wonderful theater and my first with writer/director Steven Dietz, yes, that Steven Dietz, who, in addition to being a terrific and articulate playwright, also happens to be an extraordinary human being.

The play is “Yankee Tavern,” a four-hander that also includes Jenn Taylor, Charles Leggett and Bob Wright. ACT describes the play best:

From the acclaimed playwright who brought us the world-premiere of Becky’s New Car in 2008 comes this political thriller brimming with edge-of-your-seat intrigue. In a New York dive bar five years after 9/11, a young couple find themselves face-to-face with a mysterious stranger who turns what seem like harmless conspiracy theories into a continuous stream of surprising and dangerous revelations in this eye-opening look at the events that forever changed our country.

Previews begin July 30th and the play will have its official opening on Thursday August 5th. It runs through August 29th ONLY. Tickets can be purchased on-line . Half-priced tickets are available for all my friends and family and can be arranged via the theater website, use the discount code “yankeecast” when prompted during checkout.

It’s always a pleasure to get to do a play, in particular this play, which asks very important questions about a very important event. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll grip the edge of your seat.

Until I see you again, yours,
Shawn

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