Sam Shepard's Simpatico, Presented by Theatre Black Dog (Snoqualmie, WA), Directed by Susan Bradford
Simpatico by Sam Shepard
Director: Susan Bradford
When: May 16th, 2013 - June 1st, 2013 (no shows Memorial Day weekend)
May 16th, 17th, 18th, 30th and 31st: 8:00 PM
May 19th: 4:00 PM matinee
For evening shows, doors open for non-dinner guests at 7:30 PM.
Where: The Black Dog Arts Café, 8062 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Pre-Show Dinner: Reservations are required.
Reservations: Please call (425) 831-3647 for dinner reservations all nights. Dinner is not included in the price of show tickets.
Cuisine: Mexican May with authentic dishes (tacos, asadas and specials) from the mountain region of Michoacan.
About the play:
Set in the netherworld of thoroughbred racing, SIMPATICO explores themes of memory, loyalty and restitution.
When Lyle, a successful horse breeder in Kentucky, receives a desperate phone call from Vinnie, a troubled barfly living in Southern Cali-fornia, their shady past threatens to ruin them both once and for all.
High society meets the low life in this hair-raisingly funny play by the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Buried Child.
"SIMPATICO is a breathtaking succession of surprises in the writing[It] is a major addition to this theatrical season[SIMPATICO] is Mr. Shepard writing at his distinctive, savage best." - New York Times
"Shepard's fascinatingif not profoundly importantnew revenge tragic-comedyseems more straightforward than most of his 45-play, 12 Obie, one Pulitzer Prizewinning careerShepard has directed his terrific cast in a series of noir snapshots, a mosaic of scenes surrounded by a black hole, each final image held for a slow cinematic dissolve." - New York Newsday
"the tone of the playsuccinct, laconic and easy-ridingis attractive, intriguing and amusingShepard still writes wonderful roles for actors." - New York Post
"SIMPATICO is laced with echoes of film noir, as if Shepard were at once trying to imitate the genre, kid it, and defuse it, replacing the violent climaxes with pleas for mercy, compassion, and the healing power of timeEvery speech curves in unexpected directions, and the winding progress of the scenes keeps luring you in." - Village Voice
"It is like a cross between a modern film noir, Ibsenesque thriller and revenge drama." - London Evening Standard
The Black Dog Arts Café (View)
8062 Railroad Ave SE
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|