TILT ANGEL ~ by Dan Dietz, produced by theater simple
An outsized fantastical domestic epic where the literal becomes abstract, the abstract becomes literal, family troubles can knock the world off it's axis and a ghost transubstantiates into the garden.
(How else would YOU describe a play about a recently-made ghost-mom, an outsized agoraphobic son, a 3rd generation auto body repair Dad and a heavenly messenger with unfinished business?)
RAVES are FLYING IN!
"Edgy, moody, weirdly funny, definitely not like most of the theater you see around here. So, stop complaining that there isn't any interesting theater and go see this show! "
"Michael James Adams's composition and performance is the utterly engrossing heartbeat of the production... A riddling experience, more poetry than prose and with the plot that trusts the audience to create personal meaning, theater simple's first adult production in seven years is worth the wait." City Arts Magazine
"The strength of this play was in the dialogue, which was witty, poetic, with intricate beautiful imagery as well as the solid acting by the entire cast... The live music and sound design by guitarist Michael James Adams was superb and left us in no doubt that the play took place south of the Mason-Dixon line." Drama in the 'Hood
"So last Friday night I saw theater simple's Tilt Angel at West of Lenin. I haven't stopped thinking about it. It's witty, unconventional and it's a sort of fairy tale... It's kind of a no brainer ... but bring your brain. It'll be even better if you bring your brain. And maybe invite a friend. And your friend's brain." audience member to FB-at-large
Directed by Andrew Litzky
With Selena Whitaker-Paquiet, Llysa Holland, Spike Huntington-Klein and Carter Rodriquez
Designed by Doris Black (costumes), Tim Wratten (lights), Ryan Gelskey (sets) and Dave Crowther (digital)
Music composed and performed LIVE by Michael J Adams (co-owner of Mike and Mike's Guitar Bar)
This is theater simple's 25th year of producing theatrical work in Seattle, North America and beyond. Plays have ranged in style from Shakespeare and Brecht to adaptations of Bulgakov, Dostoevsky and Lewis Carroll. We are especially fond of trying to stage epic impossibilities. For a full list of the 45+ plays we've produced and created, come wander over to theatersimple.org, and cruise the show history or some pics of current and past productions. But really - COME SEE THIS ONE.
DAN DIETZ, playwright
Dan's plays include Tilt Angel (New Jersey Rep., Long Branch, NJ), tempOdyssey (Studio Theatre, DC), American Misfit (Boston Court, Los Angeles, CA), and Clementine in the Lower Nine(TheatreWorks, Palo Alto, CA). His work has been commissioned, developed and presented at such venues as Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Guthrie Theater, the Public Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, the Playwrights' Center and the Lark. Dan has been honored with the Edgerton New American Play Award, an NEA/TCG Theatre Residency, an NNPN Rolling World Premiere, a Jerome Fellowship, and a Michener Fellowship. In 2003, he received the Heideman Award in 2003 for his play Trash Anthem. In 2010, he received the award again for his play Lobster Boy. He currently writes for the drama series Person of Interest on CBS.
West of Lenin Theater (View)
203 N. 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|