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The 2018-19 season:

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 Don't forget BAT during GiveBig!

BAT PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

In honor of Bill & Peggy Hunt / BAT is dedicating the Festival to Russ Kay, part of BAT's family who was taken from us far too soon.

April 26 through May 19, 2019

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Experience the unexpected, fresh from the imaginations of Washington State playwrights. Thought-provoking, engaging, all-new plays. Two award-winning shows for the first two weeks and then two more award-winning shows for the last two weeks! Come twice and see them all! Each $12 ticket gets you into a performance of 2 plays, a one-act and a full-length play. Plus talk-backs with the director and/or author.

Get your tickets online:Playwrights Festival - tix, buy your tickets in person at Pickled & Preserved, enjoy dinner and a show with Frankies B-Town Bistro, send an email request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or if you are willing to risk being turned away due to a sellout, just show up before the show! 

The winning plays are:

April 26 - May 5, 2019 - Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm
 
NOT FOOD FOR MONSTERS* 
 Written by Devin Rodger
An uptight front office manager at a high school loses her self-control for the first time, finding herself in the ensuing chaos. One-act dark comedy.
 
HARDENED CRIMINALS* 
Written by Suzanne Bailie 
In this full-length drama, a father pursues an unorthodox solution to his daughter's drug addiction with unexpected results.
*This play contains some adult language and/or mature content.
 
May 10 - May 19, 2019 - Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm
 
THE GREAT FISH & JONAH 
Written by Matthew Weaver 
This one-act comedy is a humorous modern take on the classic story of Jonah and the Whale—er—Great Fish.
 
GOLDENDALE* 
Written by Kevin K. Berry 
The Martins are selling their house in a small farming town in Washington until they find out the couple buying are two men. Full-length drama.
*This play contains some adult language and/or mature content.

There will be a 10-minute talkback with the director and playwright, if possible, after each production.

 

 

This Summer, BAT is taking it the streets (well the parks anyway)

"THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST" by Oscar Wilde

Coming to parks in South King County. Locations and schedules to follow.

Des Moines

SeaTac - August 9, 2019, 7 pm at Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188

Normandy Park

 

 

Earlier in BAT's 2018-19 season:

BAT's Gala

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Saturday at 6:00 pm

BAT’s ever wonderful pre-season Gala! What a party, what a good time!

Get your tickets online: BAT GALA - tix, buy your tickets in person at Pickled & Preserved, or send an email request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

  

"DR. FRANKENSTEIN" A GOTHIC TALE written by Selma DimitrijevicFrank webart

October 5 through October 28, 2018

Friday, Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday matinees at 2 pm

This is not your father’s Frankenstein. In this startlingly fresh, lyrical and haunting contemporary adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel, Dr. Frankenstein is reimagined as a woman. Victoria Frankenstein and her articulate Creature tell a thought-provoking story that follows Mary Shelley’s book more closely than other productions, but with wonderful new twists and an exploration of what happens when we don’t try to understand “the other”—and what happens when we do. This is just the second US production of Dr. Frankenstein.

Get your tickets online: Dr Frankenstein - tix, buy your tickets in person at Pickled & Preserved, enjoy dinner and a show with Frankies B-Town Bistro, send an email request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or if you are willing to risk being turned away due to a sellout, just show up before the show!

What the critics say: Burien Culture Hub, The B-town Blog, and what the critic of the critic says!

This show contains infrequent adult language that includes "G, H and J" words and one “F" word. BAT's policy is to inform audiences of content but to let parents, guardians and teachers make decisions that they feel appropriate for the youth and teens in their care.

The show runs about two hours and 15 minutes.

 

 "HANDLE WITH CARE" A COMEDY written by Jason Odell Williams

November 23 through December 16, 2018

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From the writer of BAT’s 2018 hit production Church & State, this delightfully fresh holiday show is a romantic comedy dusted with magic. Ayelet, a young Israeli woman with little command of English, reluctantly travels with her grandmother to America. Circumstances both hilarious and sad bring Ayelet together with Josh, a young man who has little command of romance. Is their attraction an accident, or destiny generations in the making? "Hilarious and heartwarming"—NY Times. A Northwest premiere.

Get your tickets online: Handle With Care - tix, buy your tickets in person at Pickled & Preserved, enjoy dinner and a show with Frankies B-Town Bistro, send an email request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or if you are willing to risk being turned away due to a sellout, just show up before the show!

This show contains infrequent adult language that includes “G, D and J” words. BAT’s policy is to inform audiences of content but to let parents, guardians and teachers make decisions that they feel appropriate for the youth and teens in their care.

The show runs just under 2 hours.

"A beautiful breath of fresh air from the typical holiday canon of shows." B-Town Blog REVIEW - HERE

 

 

"VISITING CEZANNE" A DRAMEDY written by Duane KellyCezanne web art

February 15 through March 10, 2019

Friday, Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday matinees at 2 pm

Unknown painter Nora Baker visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2016. Through the magic in a paintbrush, Nora is whisked back to 1900 France and the studio of artist Paul Cezanne, who didn’t really achieve fame until after he died. Cezanne and Nora end up exploring what it is that keeps an artist going when it all seems pointless. Will this magical meeting change history and their artistic careers? See what happens while Visiting Cezanne.

Get your tickets online: Visiting Cezanne - tix, buy your tickets in person at Pickled & Preserved, enjoy dinner and a show with Frankies B-Town Bistro, send an email request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or if you are willing to risk being turned away due to a sellout, just show up before the show! 

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.

Review from the B-Town Blog, "Where do you belong? You belong at BAT’s production of Visiting Cezanne this weekend. It is a delightful production."

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