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Theatre you'll want to experience, not just hear about!
January 25  2010 In this Issue...
*The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
*Three Readings
*80 Year Celebration
*Join us for Dinner 
*Other Campus Events
What do Mother Teresa, Freud and Satan have in Common?

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
 by Stephen Adly Guirgis
directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
is a preposterously entertaining dissection of history's most legendary betrayal: Pontius Pilate, Mother Teresa and Sigmund Freud are called to testify in the trial of Judas Iscariot. Mixing the urban vernacular with the holy and divine, arguments fill the courtroom advising where Judas should reside: heaven or hell, and who is truly to blame: him or God. Strong Language. 
Tickets $10-17, UW Employees $13 
UW Arts Ticket Office: 206-543-4880 &
A New Voice and Voices from History
Three Diverse Readings 

New Play Reading Workshop
Feb 4-7 
In cooperation with the Seattle Repertory Theatre, actors, professional playwrights and directors work together in rehearsal on a brand-new play.  
 Lidless by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig. In this play, a former Guantanamo Bay interrogator has done her best to move on from the brutal relationships she had with detainees at the prison. But when one man shows up in her Minneapolis flower shop, she realizes she can't escape her past. A haunting psychological drama, the play has already earned Cowhig the 2009 David C. Horn Prize in the Yale Drama Series competition for emerging playwrights.


Looking Up at Down*
Readings from the Great Depression

                   Waiting for Lefty  Feb 18-21 & End of Summer  Feb 25-28

In response to the current economic crisis, we reflect on an earlier era by presenting staged readings offering two very different perspectives on America in the throes of the Great Depression: Clifford Odet's gritty story of the working class, Waiting For Lefty, and S.N. Behrman's End of Summer, a semi-satirical examination of a well-to-do family's challenges to assumptions of prosperity and power.

February 18 includes a panel discussion and reception.  
More information on this reading: The Great Depression Readings 

Tickets to all readings:   $6

Tickets & Info: or UW Arts Ticket Office: 206-543-4880.  

*In collaboration with the UW Dept. of History, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and
Simpson Center for the Humanities.
An 80th Celebration---Please Join Us

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Saturday, March 13, 2010
Jones Playhouse
6pm to 9pm 
Reserve Your Space Now!

It's been 80 years of theatre in the newly renovated Jones Playhouse and we are celebrating! Treat yourself to a fun-filled evening, with all proceeds going to the UW School of Drama. 
Munch on mouthwatering hors d'oeuvres, and desserts and have a drink from the hosted bar while you bid on unique auction items and enjoy other fundraising programs. To top off the evening, our talented MFA actors will entertain you with a program directed by Tony Award winner and UW faculty member, Jon Jory.
Tickets: $80/person. Reserve tickets by March 8.
For more information: Courtney Russell, Director for Advancement, at
Be One of the "IN" Crowd---Reserve Now!

                                     Dine with the director & scenic designer

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Don't miss our next pre-show dinner before seeing The Last Days of Judas Iscariot on Wednesday, February 3. Enjoy a scrumptious buffet dinner at the University of Washington Club and a presentation

by special guest speakers, Director Valerie Curtis-Newton, and MFA Scenic Designer, Aaron C. Jackson.                            


Dinner: 5:15 PM                    Curtain 7:30 PM




Spicy pumpkin soup
Marinated tomato, cucumbers and peppers over romaine lettuce
Grilled chicken with chickpeas, tahini and fresh lemon
Braised lamb with garlic, figs,and olives drizzled in pomegranate molasses
Lentil and rice pilaf
Fresh sauteed vegetables
Almond and sesame brittle  

No Host Bar

Dinner reservations: or call 206-543-0437

Dinner $27.50 including tax 

Show Tickets: 206-543-4880 or, $15/adults.


Please note: tickets must be purchased separately.


For more information on the UW Club: 
University of Washington Club 

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