Seattle Shakespeare Company will return to indoor performances with a series of productions this year.
“Shakespeare: Drum and Colours,” an ambitious, alternating repertory of two Shakespeare classics pared to their essence and featuring an all-POC company, will perform in late winter 2022.
Spring 2022 features the rescheduling of a previously COVID-cancelled production of “Much Ado About Nothing.”
“We’re deeply aching to be back on stage again and are doing everything we can to make that happen,” Artistic Director George Mount said in a press release.
“This past summer’s outdoor Wooden O show told us just how much our audiences want to see live theater again. Nearly every park we performed at had more than double the number of patrons that we typically see during the summer. We can’t wait to welcome our audiences back to theater.”
Managing Director John Bradshaw said staff have been evaluating HVAC systems, lobby traffic patterns and safety procedures to ensure patrons are safe while attending shows at The Center Theatre, according to the press release.
Seattle Shakespeare Company has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees, volunteers, patrons and visitors to the Center Theatre as well as mask requirements while in the building.
For the 2022 indoor season, all shows will only be available for single-ticket purchase.
“Shakespeare: Drum and Colours” is an adaptation of two of Shakespeare’s plays — “Hamlet” and “As You Like It” — that will alternate performances.
The production features an all-POC Shakespeare repertory company that includes nine actors, two directors and an all-POC design team.
:Shakespeare: Drum and Colours” will run in repertory Feb. 15 through March 13 at Center Theatre at Seattle Center.
“Much Ado About Nothing” will perform April 26 through May 22.
Tickets for “Shakespeare: Drum and Colours” are on sale now. To purchase tickets, go to www.seattleshakespeare.org, or call the ticket office at (206) 733-8222.