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Our 2014 season   --   Big Stories! Big Theatre!


Season tickets and FLEXpasses for our 2014 season are now on sale at our playhouse boxoffice.


They are also now available here online.  Read about all the benefits of becoming a KCPT subscriber.


There’s a big year ahead at Key City Public Theatre. We’re bringing you epic stories that span the globe. Heavy-hitting writers – Euripides, Shakespeare, Mamet, Homer and Perrault – deliver timeless tales that remind us where we come from along with contemporary plays that illuminate where we are today. We’ll strike a chord of familiar music, tickle your funny bone, and perhaps shed a tear together. You're invited to marvel at the magic and play in the park with us. So make it a big night out! Reserve your 2014 season tickets today. We can’t wait to see you enjoying Big Stories, Big Theatre right here in our big city/small town! -- Denise Winter, Artistic Director, Key City Public Theatre






In March...


    PT PlayFest -- The Port Townsend Festival of New Plays -- now in its 18th year -- is coming March 6 - 16.


            Presented over two weekends, PT PlayFest is a theater-lover's feast, featuring SIX winning one-act plays

            by Jefferson County playwrights, open rehearsals of plays-in-progress, and playwriting workshops.


                        PT PlayFest webpage
            Our special guest is playwright Richard Dresser, who teaches at Rutgers University in New Jersey

            and whose 17 plays are widely produced on and off Broadway.
            Immerse yourself with a $35 festival pass!  Festival passes now available here online.

                    Local one-act productions directed by Judith Glass Collins and Denise Winter:


                        Somebodies & Sylvia -- by Deborah Daline

                        It's Just Coffee -- by Henry Feldman

                        Night of Intrigue -- by David Hundhausen

                        People Small -- by Jack O'Connor
                        Funeral Home, The Musical -- by Deborah Wiese

                        Field Guide -- by D. D. Wigley




In April-May...


    King Lear – Shakespeare at the playhouse in a classic season opener

        directed by Kerry Skalsky

        featuring Lawrason Driscoll                        Show Page                 Buy Tickets


                There’s a fine line between reason and madness


                A 21st-century take on one of the great tragedies of all time, a tenuous tapestry woven

                from the delicate threads of hubris and frailty, blindness and sight, loyalty and love.

                We’ve assembled a stellar cast to match the might of this masterpiece,

                with Port Townsend’s Lawrason Driscoll in the title role.




In June-July...

    A Life in the Theatre -- a comic look at the lives of actors by David Mamet

        directed by Denise Winter

        featuring John Considine                             Show Page


                An exhilarating showcase for two terrific actors


                Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s uproarious backstage comedy

                about actors at the end and beginning of their careers.

                A deliciously revealing look at living your life on the stage.

                Featuring Hollywood legend and Port Townsend resident John Considine.  




Summertime...  A "Shakespeare in the Park" double feature...


    The Trojan Women – the aftermath of the fall of Troy by Euripides

        directed by Amanda Steurer                         Show Page


                In the aftermath of war, what happens to the women and children left behind?


                For the first time, we bring a classic Greek tragedy to our outdoor stage.

                Shakespeare in the Park veteran Amanda Steurer directs an ensemble of stunning actresses

                facing the consequences after the fall of Troy. Are they doomed to slavery or will they become

                the wives of their conquerors? Their fate and the fate of their victors hang in the balance.



    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

        a parody of ALL of Shakespeare’s plays in “one of the world’s most popular productions”

        by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield                        Show Page


                ALL of the bard’s plays in 97 minutes flat.


                Three overachieving actors attempt to perform all 37 of Shakespeare's plays

                in one fast-paced, witty and physical performance! It’s an evening of laughter

                for Shakespeare lovers (and haters) alike.  Marvel at the shortest-ever Hamlet,

                clocking in at 43 seconds -- you can time it!  Our talented troupe will have you

                guessing at characters and quotes and joining in with playful audience participation.




Summertime...  At the Playhouse...

    Broadway Music & Memories -- a musical cabaret

        featuring Linda Dowdell and Carol Swarbrick Dries

        directed by Denise Winter                                                Show Page


                A Key City Cabaret Original Performance with surprise guests


                Singer Carol Swarbrick Dries and pianist Linda Dowdell -- acclaimed professionals

                of Broadway theater, movies and television – team up and share favorite

                musical moments that span their careers.  This dynamic duo presents well-loved

                Broadway songs from across the decades.  Join us in our cozy and intimate

                cabaret setting for famous melodies and “insider” memories of life on the musical stage.



In October...  In repertory...

    The Odyssey – by Homer -- as adapted & performed by Charlie Bethel            Show Page


                Shipwrecks, sirens and sex goddesses meet cannibalism, death and revenge


                Acclaimed solo artist Charlie Bethel re-imagines Homer’s famous myth in a faithful

                yet utterly accessible format.  Voyage across land and sea, explore the underworld,

                and climb Mt. Olympus with the brave and courageous hero, Odysseus,

                as he valiantly seeks his homeland and the arms of his wife and child.

                You’re sure to recognize yourself in this sometimes comic,

                at times harrowing, and always thrilling, epic adventure.



    Returning the Bones – written & performed by Gin Hammond

    directed by Jane Jones, co-artistic director of Book-It Repertory Theatre            Show Page


                How do you choose between your country, your people, and yourself?


                In 1948 in a small southern town, a young African-American medical student

                is faced with a choice only she can make -- continue to risk her life in the fight

                for Civil Rights or escape to Paris to live a life she’s always dreamed of.

                Based on a true story and performed by Helen Hayes Award-winner Gin Hammond,

                this is classic storytelling that will bring you on a journey of many miles,

                perspectives, and epiphanies.




In December...

    Cinderella – adapted from the Charles Perrault fairy tale -- our annual holiday show for the whole family
    directed by Duncan Frost                       Show Page


                Believe in the magic of possibility


                Inspired by traditional British pantomime, this production of Cinderella combines

                splendor, slapstick and song in a unique all-ages celebration of the girl

                whose unwavering sincerity elevates her from rags to riches.  Our holiday gift to you

                is Charles Perrault’s timeless tale of kindheartedness. When all seems lost,

                what’s left for Cinderella but to hope, to care, and to believe that goodness will prevail?





Season tickets and FLEXpasses for our 2014 season are now on sale at our playhouse boxoffice.


They are also now available here online.  Read about all the benefits of becoming a KCPT subscriber.


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