Skid Road: A historical, hysterical improv based on Seattle’s history.
Seattle was founded in water and fire, by some of the biggest sons-of-bitches this side of the Mississippi! They fought, schemed, and betrayed each other, but they'd be dammed if they didn't end up creating a hell of a city. Now, Unexpected Productions brings a dark, comedic, improvised version of that history of Seattle.
Skid Road asks the audience what they think about Seattle, and what problems they want to pit against the founders, profiteers, prostitutes and degenerates of the fledgling city. Then the show begins! Starring some of the finest improvisers and actors of the Northwest and the oldest improv theater in town, Skid Road is amusing, a foul-mouthed, rougher-than-life take on the gritty beginnings of the City of Seattle.
It will involve the history of Seattle and some of its founders: Arthur Denny, William Grose, Doc Maynard, Henry and Sarah Yesler, Mother Damnable, Charlie Terry, Asa Mercer and more!
Loosely inspired by HBO's Deadwood, the plays of David Mamet, and the true history of Seattle, Skid Road is a fully improvised retelling of how criminals and drunkards schemed, connived, fought, and yet somehow still managed to create a city. The language will be irreverent and poetic, the content rough, and the show a hilarious hell-of-a-ride!
WARNING: This show is intended for mature audiences only.
Director: Tony Beeman
Dramaturge: Kira Mountjoy-Pepka
Production Assistant: Sarah Wood
Costume Design: Jeannine Clarke
Costume Construction: Christi Northup
Set Construction: David LaVallee
Tech: Sarah Wood/Tim Harahan
July 12, 13 8:30 PM
July 19, 20 8:30 PM
July 26, 27 8:30 PM
Aug. 2, 3, 8:30 PM
Aug. 9, 10 8:30 PM