Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre

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Free Preview for Tacoma's Newest Professional Theatre

March 20, 2015            


Jen Tidwell
Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre



This could be the start of something big. Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre (TART), Tacoma’s new professional company will present a preview of its premiere show Three Viewings by Jeffrey Hatcher at B Sharp Coffee House on April 29. This first look/sneak peek, directed by TART Artistic Director Jen Tidwell, features actors Aneesh Sheth from NBC's Outsourced and Gregory Award-nominated actor Richard Arum. The preview performance is free of charge.

Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre begins its inaugural season this year in September. This preview is an opportunity for Tacoma audiences to get a taste of the outstanding artistic quality that patrons can expect during the upcoming first season. The company received a Spaceworks Creative Enterprise Grant this year and works with PNW professional artists as well as actors, directors, and designers from around the world.

Three Viewings by Jeffrey Hatcher tells the stories of residents of a western Pennsylvania town through the prism of several funerals. Audiences find it alternately hilarious and heart-touching, and director Tidwell has previously directed critically acclaimed productions of the show in Las Vegas and suburban Palm Springs.

Richard Arum, 2014 nominee for Theatre Puget Sound's Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay at Book-It Repertory Theatre will perform excerpts from Tell Tale, the story of a meek funeral director head over heels in love with a realtor who comes to memorial services to drum up business. Aneesh Sheth, most recently seen in the play Around the World in 80 Days at Village Theatre, portrays Mac, who supports her Bohemian lifestyle by looting jewelry from the deceased with distinctive techniques.

Admission is free. The reading will be held at B Sharp Coffee House, 706 Court C in downtown Tacoma's Historic Theatre District at 7 PM on April 29.

Want to know more? http://www.tacomarep.org/