Incident at Vichy

Friday, October 26, 2018
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
The Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Theatre
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 Incident at Vichy

By Arthur Miller
Directed by Kelly Kitchens, guest director
October 24 - November 4, 2018
Previews October 20 & 23
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse, University of Washington

Guest Director Kelly Kitchens, who is well-known to local audiences for her work at Seattle Shakespeare Company and Seattle Public Theater, among others, directs an all-male cast in our season opener. When it premiered in New York in 1964, The New York Times called Incident at Vichy “one of the most important plays of our time.”  The questions at the heart of this story—about evil, complicity, self-preservation, and the death of human decency—are perhaps more resonant now than at any time since that first production. In a makeshift police station in 1942 France, a group of men plucked off the street try to figure out why they are there and what fate awaits them behind the interrogation room door, as ominous reports of far-off camps and prisoner-packed cattle cars begin to circulate. By the end of this taut, gut-punch of a play, Miller's ethical barb has pierced us all, compelling us to look inward and ask what we will do when the most depraved human impulses become commonplace, how we will respond in the face of "an ocean of vulgarity." 

Dates to Note:

Previews: October 20th & 23rd at 7:30 PM
Opening Night: Wednesday, October 24th at 7:30 PM
Pre-show lobby talk: Sunday, October 28th at 1:00 PM
Pay-What-You-Can: Wednesday, October 31st at 7:30 PM (day-of-show only, $1 minimum)

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