Join us November 9th, 2018

At Palace Theatre & Art Bar, Seattle

 
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Deadline 2037

by Margaret O’Donnell

In 2037 in America, poverty has been nearly eliminated! Carbon emissions are reduced by 80% over 2018 levels, all are covered by comprehensive health insurance, and every high school graduate is eligible for free tuition at the nation’s colleges and universities.  A paradise, the Administration claims, made possible by the federal funds freed up by the Quality of Life Act, which mandates death at age 75.  When a tiny group of elderly fighters in small town Illinois take on the law, the Administration takes acute notice.  Who prevails may depend on the tactics each are willing to use.  Do the means justify the ends?

CAST
Rachel Rene - Director
Shigeko Calos-Nakano - Stage Manager
Emily Welter - Stage Directions
David Klein - Jim
Mary Lou Mills - Jennifer
Carol Sage-Silverstein - Sasha
Paul Shapiro - Mike
Terry Boyd - Colin, Examiner
Laurel Anne White - Lisa

Join us Friday November 9th, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Palace Theatre & Art Bar (formerly the Conservatory), 5813 Airport Way South, Seattle 98108. The Palace Theatre & Art Bar is a Seattle art space and coffeehouse, community meeting place, and artists’ workshop in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, a growing and glowing arts haven in Seattle near I-5, just north of Boeing Field. Beer, wine, cider, and food will be available for purchase before and after the show, and during intermission.

Suggested donation of $10.


  MARGARET O’DONNELL -PLAYWRIGHT  Margaret writes to explore individual responsibility for the societies we create, the current of private emotion in public institutions, and the hidden forces shaping our conduct. She is a practicing immigration attorney in Seattle, and began writing plays in 2014. Her play Undocumented was produced in Seattle and Burien in 2016. The Detention Lottery was produced in Seattle in 2018. She is currently at work on a comedy about a church committee tasked with increasing racial diversity in its small congregation. She founded the Seattle Playwrights Salon in 2016 with fellow playwright Kate Danley in order to give more play development opportunities to emerging playwrights.

MARGARET O’DONNELL -PLAYWRIGHT Margaret writes to explore individual responsibility for the societies we create, the current of private emotion in public institutions, and the hidden forces shaping our conduct. She is a practicing immigration attorney in Seattle, and began writing plays in 2014. Her play Undocumented was produced in Seattle and Burien in 2016. The Detention Lottery was produced in Seattle in 2018. She is currently at work on a comedy about a church committee tasked with increasing racial diversity in its small congregation. She founded the Seattle Playwrights Salon in 2016 with fellow playwright Kate Danley in order to give more play development opportunities to emerging playwrights.


  RACHEL RENE-DIRECTOR  Rachel Rene is a Seattle-based actor, director, and stage manager who has worked in and around the Seattle area for 30 years. Her most recent full-length directing credit was  Ben Butler  at Burien Actors Theatre last fall. Other recent projects include: directing several staged readings for Seattle Playwrights Salon, performing in schools and museums for Living Voices, performing in a touring show with Theatre for Young Children, stage managing for ReAct Theatre, and training new stage managers. Her current show, WHITE SNAKE, is performing at 12th Avenue Arts through Nov. 18. You may also catch her performing Living Voices’ NATIVE VISION at MOHAI on Nov. 17 and at the Museum of Flight on Dec. 1. <3 Rx 

RACHEL RENE-DIRECTOR
Rachel Rene is a Seattle-based actor, director, and stage manager who has worked in and around the Seattle area for 30 years. Her most recent full-length directing credit was Ben Butler at Burien Actors Theatre last fall. Other recent projects include: directing several staged readings for Seattle Playwrights Salon, performing in schools and museums for Living Voices, performing in a touring show with Theatre for Young Children, stage managing for ReAct Theatre, and training new stage managers. Her current show, WHITE SNAKE, is performing at 12th Avenue Arts through Nov. 18. You may also catch her performing Living Voices’ NATIVE VISION at MOHAI on Nov. 17 and at the Museum of Flight on Dec. 1. <3 Rx