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Two Big Black Bags
West of Lenin
Seattle, WA
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Two Big Black Bags
About the Play:
James is an Argentine veteran of the 1982 Malvinas/Falklands War. Following a drunken spree at the casino, he wakes to a big surprise in his living room: two big black bags containing ten million dollars. Confused, yet determined to turn his life around, he embarks on a marvelous adventure from Seattle to South America. But is he willing to face the ghosts of his past in order to transform his future?

Written and Directed by Julieta Vitullo
With original Music by Matilde Vitullo

Tadd Morgan as James
Nathan Allen Hare as Henry
Adrián Cerrato as Chorus 1 and James/Henry Understudy
Nathan Cárdenas as Chorus 2
Teri Lee Thomas as Chorus 3
Monica Cortés Viharo as Chorus 4
Kerry Jacinto as Chorus 5
Swings: Fernando Ugaz, Meg Savlov, Iveliz Martel

Creative Team:
Assistant Director: Monica Cortés Viharo
Stage Manager: Daisy Bower
Production Coordinator: Marissa Sandoval
Lighting Designer: Chih-Hung Shao
Scenic Designer: Alex Winterle
Sound Designer: Max Sarkowsky
Costume Designer: Ro Miller
Graphic Design: Matthew Smith
Singing Coach: Meg Savlov
Marketing Coordinator: Christie Zhao
Production Consultant: Maria-Tania Bandes B.W.
Direction Coach: Pilar Ruiz

Dates and Times:
Thursday Sept 21 7 PM Preview
Friday Sept 22 7 PM Opening Night
Saturday Sept 23 7 PM
Thursday Sept 28 7 PM Masks required for audiences at this performance
Friday Sept 29 7 PM
Saturday Sept 30 7 PM A talk back with veterans and other community members will follow the show
Thursday Oct 5 7 PM
Friday Oct 6 7 PM
Saturday Oct 7 7 PM
Thursday Oct 12 7 PM *
Friday Oct 13 7 PM
Saturday Oct 14 7 PM

* Multicultural Theater Community Day in partnership with ACT Theatre, watch two plays in one Day. See  Cambodian Rock Band and ACT at 2pm, stay for food and fun and head over to West of Lenin for Two Big Black Bags

This show does not include graphic or realistic representations of violence, but it deals with issues of war and trauma, and other topics intended for mature audiences. Our age recommendation is 13 and up, though patrons are invited to determine for themselves what they are comfortable with. If you would like more information about the content of the show, please reach out to us at eseseattle@gmail.com

Learn More:
Visit our dramaturgy page, "Our Plays in Context," to learn more about the show. No spoilers! https://www.eseteatro.org/dramaturgy.html

Ticket Price:
We provide a tiered payment system to ensure everyone can come to our shows. If you or someone you know would like to attend the show but can't afford a ticket, contact eseseattle@gmail.com and we'll be happy to give you one free ticket, no questions asked (free tickets must be reserved in advance; we ask that you please come to the theatre 30 minutes prior to the show to claim your ticket). Teen Tix are sold at the door.

About Our Company:
eSe Teatro empowers local Latin@ artists to create, produce and promote professional theater in English, Spanish and Spanglish. We provide a voice for Latine artists as well as communities by sharing culturally and socially relevant stories through our innovative programming, workshops, and initiatives.


Lobby: The lobby is available to the audience an hour before curtain, and the box office will open 30 minutes before. There's a lobby display for audience members to learn more about the play and its context.
Concessions: Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase at every performance.
Temperature Control: Theatre is air conditioned.
Chair Seat Width: 24.25"
Seating: Raked riser seating from the floor to 5' off the ground.
Wheelchair-accessible seating: Floor seating can be removed to accommodate patrons who use wheelchairs. Just speak with house staff.
Restrooms: All public restrooms are gender neutral and ADA accessible.

West of Lenin is located at 203 N 36th Street. It's a 5 minute walk west of the Lenin statue in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood. Fremont is a high-traffic area, please use designated crosswalks for your safety.

Please give yourself enough time to find a place to park (at least 20 extra minutes is recommended). Patrons with mobility issues may use the West of Lenin carport located to the right of the theatre doors, but space is limited. Parking may be tricky on weekends. No late seating.


West of Lenin (View)
203 North 36th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: eSe Teatro
On BPT Since: Jul 20, 2023
eSe Teatro


Venue is ADA accessible. Wheel chair seating available for audiences. No stairs.

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