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JANUARY

26 RADIO GOLF The conclusion to the late, great August Wilson's 10-play cycle about life in

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Stage Calendar

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JANUARY

26 RADIO GOLF The conclusion to the late, great August Wilson's 10-play cycle about life in African America. Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Center, 206-443-2222, www.seattlerep.org. Ends Feb. 18.

26 CATCH-22 Joseph Heller's great war-is- madness novel is staged by the folks at Theater Shmeater (who know something about crazy). Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave., 206-325-6500, www.schmeater.org. Ends Feb. 25.

27 BOSTON MARRIAGE David Mamet's comedy of manners about a pair of scheming upper-class women and their wicked, Wildean intrigues. Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse on Greenlake, 7312 W. Greenlake Dr. N., 206-524-1300, www.seattlepublictheater.org. Ends Feb. 19.

27 GOD'S COUNTRY Steven Dietz's controversial courtroom drama combines the Seattle trial of white supremacist group the Order and the 1984 murder of Jewish radio "shock jock" Alan Berg, challenging the idea that hate groups are just an occasional blip on the media map. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave., 206-388-0569, www.capitolhillarts.com. Ends Feb. 19.

31 THE WEDDING SINGER World-premiere musical based on the film comedy starring SNL alum Adam Sandler. 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., 206-292-ARTS, www.5thavenuetheatre.org. Ends Feb. 19.

FEBRUARY

2 PATIENCE Father and son deal with mother on life support. Freehold Theatre at East Hall Theatre, 1525 10th Ave., 206-323-7499, www.freeholdtheatre.org. Ends Feb. 5.

4 THE AMEN CORNER James Baldwin–penned drama about the religious and personal trials of a pious woman. Brownbox Theatre at Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St., 206-335-7020, www.therainiervalley.com/brownbox-theatre. Ends March 5.

9 PLAINSONG Family drama on the high plains, adapted from the novel by Kent Haruf. Book-It Repertory at the Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., 206-216-0833, www.book-it.org. Ends March 5.

10 SWIMMING IN THE SHALLOWS Playwright Adam Bock's absurdist comedy about a group of friends tangled up in love and marriage. WET, a relatively new theater collective comprised of former UW drama students, recently has staged a series of risky, quirky, cutting-edge productions, making it an outfit to watch. Washington Ensemble Theatre at the Little Theatre, 608 19th Ave. E., 206-325-5105, www.washington ensemble.org. Ends March 6.

10 MY FAIR LADY Lerner & Loewe's loverly show. Second Story Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St., Redmond, 425-881-6777, www.secondstoryrep.org.

17 THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER Farmer sells his soul to the devil, hires great orator to get it back. Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St., 206-441-3322, www.sct.org. Ends April 1.

24 THE GOOD BODY Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues) explores women's views about their bodies. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., 206-467-5510, www.themoore.com. Ends Feb. 26.

MARCH

1 BEAT THE SUNSET An American premiere of a drama by Canadian Michael Lewis MacLennan. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave. S.W., 206-938-0339, www.artswest.org.

2 PRIVATE LIVES A penthouse-and-evening- gown 1920s comedy by Noel Coward. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., 206-443-2222, www.seattlerep.org. Ends April 1.

8 COMPUTER Performance piece on technology and the demise of pop culture. HKPG at On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St., 206-217-9888, www.ontheboards.org. Ends March 12.

17 IN THE WABE Local playwright Aaron Allshouse's reimagining of Alice in Wonderland. Open Circle Theater, 429 Boren Ave. N., 206-382-4250, www.octheater.com. Ends April 15.

21 MOISTURE FESTIVAL Third annual comedy/variety showcase featuring local and national acts, from jugglers and acrobats to magicians and musicians. Last year's lineup included such local luminaries as Artis the Spoonman and Baby Gramps, as well as such exotic and odd acts as Dr. Calamari and Acrophelia, the Flordigan Can Can Girls and Buttrock Suites. Hale's Palladium, 4301 Leary Way N.W., 206-770-7602, www.moisturefestival.com. Ends April 9.

21 WONDERFUL TOWN Two small-town sisters take Manhattan circa 1930 in this musical scored by Leonard Bernstein. 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., 206-292-ARTS, www.5thavenuetheatre.org. Ends April 9.

22 DAME EDNA Her Royal Fabulousness (comic Barry Humphries, in drag) graces the Moore with her presence. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., 206-628-0888, www.themoore.com. Ends March 26.

23 THE PILLOWMAN Dark comedy about a writer whose fairy tales may be inspiring murder. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., 206-292-7676, www.acttheatre.org. Ends April 16.

24 THE VOICE OF THE PRAIRIE Nostalgic drama about the early days of radio. Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., 206-781-9707, www.taproottheatre.org. Ends April 22.

28 JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Biblical Egypt according to Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., 206-467-5510, www.theparamount.com. Ends April 2.

31 HONUS AND ME Boy travels through time with a baseball card. Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St., 206-441-3322, www.sct.org. Ends June 11.

APRIL

7 LOBBY HERO Comic thriller by Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me, This Is Our Youth) follows the slacker misadventures of a Manhattan apartment security guard who gets caught up in a murder investigation. Considered by many to be Lonergan's finest play, Lobby Hero displays all of the playwright's gifts for creating richly drawn characters mired in the everyday travails of modern life. Directed by Rita Giomi, who recently headed up a fine production of Sleeping Beauty at Seattle Children's Theatre. Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse on Greenlake, 7312 W. Greenlake Dr. N., 206-524-1300, www.seattlepublictheater.org. Ends April 30.

7 MISS AMERICA: A FUGUE BORN IN 1969 New play by local playwright Josh Beerman, selected for the 2004 FringeACT festival. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave., 206-324-5801, www.schmeater.org. Ends May 13.

8 TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Dying elder imparts wisdom to workaholic sportswriter. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., 206-443-2222, www.seattlerep.org. Ends May 7.

12 LA BETE Fictional account of Molière's theater troupe. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave. S.W., 206-938-0339, www.artswest.org. Ends April 29.

20 THE HOUSE OF MIRTH Staging of Edith Wharton's classic novel depicting social struggles and upper-class ambition in early-20th-century New York. Book-It Repertory at the Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., 206-216-0833, www.book-it.org. Ends May 13.

21 ROUNDING THIRD Two very different men, both coaches, forge a relationship over the course of a Little League season. Intiman Playhouse, 201 Mercer St., 206-269-1900, www.intiman.org. Ends May 20.

 
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