Comedy-drama 'Visiting Cezanne' at Burien Actors Theatre takes inspiring look at what keeps us going when all seems lost
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Burien Actors Theatre’s (“BAT”) production of the comedy-drama Visiting Cezanne is a funny and inspiring look at artists--and how we find our way, and ourselves, when all seems lost.
Performances of this new play, which premiered in 2018, runs Feb. 15 through March 10.
The Burien Actors Theatre production, written by Duane Kelly, features specialty drinks themed to the show and plenty of free on-site parking, plus BAT’s famous opening night party.
The magic in a paintbrush whisks unknown painter Nora Baker from 2016 New York back to 1900 France and the studio of Paul Cezanne. Nora, Cezanne and the play's other characters explore what keeps an artist, or any of us, going when it all seems hopeless. Will this magical meeting change history? Heart and humor infuse this clever look at finding ourselves and our purpose.
This show contains infrequent adult language that includes "G, D, S and a couple of F words.” BAT's policy is to inform audiences of content but to let parents, guardians and teachers make decisions that they feel are appropriate for the youth and teens in their care.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Ave. S.W. in Burien.
Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Student tickets are $10. Enjoy opening weekend deals: Tickets on opening night, Feb. 15, include free admission to the opening night party. Only on Saturday, Feb. 16 all tickets are half price. Only on Sunday, Feb. 17 which is BAT’s Seven Buck Sunday, admission is just $7.
For tickets, special deals or other information, go to www.burienactorstheatre.org or call 206-242-5180.
Visiting Cezannne is sponsored by 4Culture and Pickled & Preserved.
THE CAST, DIRECTOR AND DESIGNERS
Stage director Marc “Mok” Moser directed the talented cast of Michelle Conklin (Nora Baker), Ken Holmes (Paul Cezanne), Phillip Keiman (Germain Vallier) and Erica McAdams-Roth (Bessie Shaw/Young Bessie/Saul). Heather Bernadette is the show’s stage manager.
The creative team for the show is: Albie Clementi, set; Zanna King, lighting; Cyndi Baumgardner, props and set dressing; Rose Hope, costumes; Eric Dickman, sound; and Elizabeth Kaye, French dialect coach.
ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre is a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.
BAT gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t stream online or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.
BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.