Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre

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Three Viewings
By Jeffrey Hatcher
Plays October 7 though November 7, 2015

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The Characters
Emil, the funeral director -- Richard Arum
Mac, the thief -- Hollis Heron
Virginia, the widow -- Gretchen Douma

About the Play
A funeral director finds himself in a dizzying state of unrequited love,  a thief returns home to reclaim a prized family possession, and a widow learns some surprising secrets about her husband in Three Viewings, the inaugural play presented by Tacoma’s newest theater, Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre (TART). Through three intertwining monologues Three Viewings explores themes of love, death, memory, and acceptance. Deftly told with equal measures of humor and pathos, the monologues paint a picture of three people each coming to terms with what it means to be the one left behind. 

Why You Should See This Show
Variety described these monologues as “Beautifully spun tales.” New York Magazine called the play “essential viewing.”  The New York Times said "never underestimate the appeal of a good yarn." And the Tacoma News Tribune called this TART production "the best theater seen in Tacoma in a long while."

Production Team
Direction, lighting and sound: Jen Tidwell
Production design: Bettie McMoy
Stage management: Jennifer Jidov

Photo Gallery
Shots taken at Three Viewings dress rehearsal, October 6, 2015. Photos courtesy of Clickery Photography.

About the Playwright
Three Viewings was written by renowned playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher. A multi-talented writer who enjoys mystery, Hatcher is just the playwright for the Halloween season. He wrote the screenplay for the recently released film Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellan, and the book for the brand new musical theater mystery Glensheen, which just opened at the Great American History Theatre, in St. Paul, MN.