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SORRY by Richard Nelson
12th Avenue Arts
Seattle, WA
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SORRY by Richard Nelson
It is 5am on Election Day 2012.  The three Apple sisters and their Uncle Benjamin, a retired actor, have been up all night, singing, eating Chinese food, and trying to finish a jigsaw puzzle. Their brother, Richard, arrives in time for a very early breakfast. As this family of artists and committed public servants tease each other, tell stories, and argue about the meaning and utility of elections (Richard has drifted from the others' Democratic activism), the national issues illuminate what is happening close to home, and vice versa. These politics are very localand very personalindeed.

"A rare and radiant mirror  . . . a beautiful, deeply cathartic play."
                                                 Ben Brantley, New York Times

"I've been trying to find words to describe what it felt like to be inside . . . as the election raged noisily outside, what it's like listening to the Apples speak to each other in inside-voices.  It was a lovely, near-religious feeling of shared citizenship, one of the things theater was invented to foster."
                                                 Scott Brown, New York Magazine

Directed by Daniel Wilson

Cast:  Jeanne Paulsen, Leslie Law, William Hall Jr, Macall Gordon, and Terry Edward Moore

PYYC Preview June 9. OPENING June 10, 2016; must close June 26

Discussion following matinees on June 12 and June 19, and on Thursday, June 23. The discussion on the 19th will be led by State Senator Pramila Jayapal, and the discussion on the 23rd will be led by King County Councilman Joe McDermott.


12th Avenue Arts (View)
1620 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States


Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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