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Rapture of the Deep
Balagan Theatre
Seattle, WA
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Rapture of the Deep
Loosely based on the playwright's own experiences growing up in his own Uncle Jimmy's shadow, Rapture of the Deep is a new semi-autobiographical play filled with ghosts and demon possession. This poignant, unnerving, hilarious and surreal play will premiere at Balagan Theatre and will also be the respected theater company's last production at their East Pike Street/Capitol Hill location. Information on Balagan Theatre's new home will be released in the Fall.

Rapture of the Deep is sure to send audiences off with a song in their head. Though not a musical, this play-
with-music is peppered with original songs written in the style of early American hymns and folk songs from the
hills. Local playwright Eric Lane Barnes puts love, loss and the nature faith under the microscope; he examines
the true meaning of family and asks the question, "Is perception really everything?"

Guy Crowell never met his Uncle Jimmy; he died years before Guy was born. But the comparisons never stop, and for sixteen years Guy has lived in dead Uncle Jimmy's shadow. When Guy's best friend Bethany Oliver offers to have a little "chat" with dead Uncle Jimmy, her evangelist mother interrupts with the force of a biblical plague.

Under Mrs. Oliver's guidance Guy accepts a new set of beliefs, throwing his world upside-down. A battle of wills
mounts between the stubborn and charismatic Mrs. Oliver, and her equally stubborn daughter, over the fate of Guy's eternal soul. Things come to a dramatic head when Mrs. Oliver insists she perform a faith healing for Guy's
critically injured mother.

Rapture of the Deep is directed by John Vreeke and features Bobby Temple as Guy Crowell, Dylan Zucati as his uncle Jimmy Jenkins, Kris Mainz as Jimmy's sister Wanda, Lauren Kottwitz as Guy's best friend Bethany Oliver, Alyssa Keene as Bethany's mother Eileen Oliver, and includes Gerard Gravalles and Sean Marlow as the ensemble.

This play is presented in part by a grant from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Single tickets for all 11 performances are available at the door for $20 each or in advance, online only, for $18 each general admission or $15 for students & seniors at www.brownpapertickets.com. There are 4 performances a week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm plus Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm.

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Balagan Theatre
1117 E. Pike
Seattle, WA 98122
United States


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Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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