Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival and SExO

Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival

Here's your best chance to see what the city's summer park troupes have to offer. The annual festival offers six plays over one weekend in one location for the low, low price of…absolutely nothing. Bring a chair, a meal, and an imagination. Wooden O offers up a Middle Eastern-inspired Twelfth Night and Utilikilt-laden Macbeth (featuring John Bogar and Vanessa Miller, pictured, as the lethal Mr. and Mrs.); the Young Shakespeare Workshop presents the Bard As You Like It; Theater Schmeater swashbuckles with The Three Musketeers; Troupe du Jour has its Misconceptions; and GreenStage storms through an African-flavored take on The Tempest. Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., www.outdoortheater.org. Free. Sat. July 16: 11 a.m.As You Like It; 2 p.m.Twelfth Night; 4:30 p.m.Musketeers; 7 p.m.Tempest. Sun. July 17: noonMisconceptions; 2 p.m.Tempest; 4:30 p.m.Musketeers; 7 p.m.Macbeth. STEVE WIECKING.

SExO

Back after a five-year hiatus, composer Christian Asplund and poet Lara Candland present their latest Seattle Experimental Opera collaboration. Sunset with Pink Pastoral is an operatic road-movie set in the Southwest desert, examining its landscape, its inhabitants (both natives and travelers), and the ways they all interact. With video projections, a score influenced by Mahler and mariachi, and Candland's fragrantly oblique texts, it should prove to be another of the pair's evocative essays in theatrical understatement. Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave., 206-322-1533. $9-$20. 8 and 11 p.m. Fri. July 15; 8 p.m. Sat. July 16. GAVIN BORCHERT

 
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