The next season of ACT Theatre brings Lauren Yee’s critically acclaimed play, Cambodian Rock Band, to the stage in a co-production with The 5th Avenue Theatre. Next up is A Case for the Existence of God by award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter. In the spring, Stew, a new work by 2021 Pulitzer Prize Finalist Zora Howard will be staged. And concluding the season is the Lehman Trilogy, a production that has astounded audiences and critics on both sides of the Atlantic.
Cambodian Rock Band
Guitars tuned. Mic checked. Get ready to rock! This darkly funny hit play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning to Cambodia for the first time in 30 years, as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia’s most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face the music of the past.
A Case for the Existence of God
Inside a small loan brokerage in Idaho, two men struggle to make a place for their family in the American dream, navigating the tensions of parenthood, financial security, desire, and empathy. This award-winning play leads the audiences on a twisting journey of intrigue, revelation and surprise as the lives of two fathers intertwine in a glorious reflection on what it means to be human.
Mama’s up early to prepare the perfect stew for a very important community meal. As the day rolls on, tempers go from a simmer to a boil, and secrets rise to the surface for three generations of Tucker women. When the violence hovering around the periphery of their lives begins to intrude upon the sanctity of the kitchen, mothers and daughters wrestle with loss and hope in this hilarious, haunting drama.
The Lehman Trilogy
The Tony Award®-winning Best Play makes a thrilling Seattle debut after a triumphant run on London’s West End and Broadway. The Lehmans begin as so many American immigrants do: on a cold dock in New York City 1844 as a young Jewish man enters his new country for the first time. Joined by his two brothers, he lives the American Dream: from humble beginnings to outrageous success. 163 years later, that legacy—The Lehman Brothers—comes crashing down, triggering the largest financial crisis in history. How? Why? This extraordinary feat of storytelling invites us to question what success is worth, how legacy is defined, and what we value in the wake of devastating collapse.