Midweek News – December 14


Here’s news from Seattle’s performing arts community and beyond.

Seattle Repertory Theatre is presenting Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone. It’s getting rave reviews. It’s “incredible,” “skillfully wrought” and “charming.”

Here Lies Love is also going to be on stage at the Seattle Rep soon. City Arts Magazine recently interviewed one of the show’s creators – the one and only David Byrne.

Mark O’Connor is back playing bluegrass, and back playing in Seattle, when he performs this week at Meany Hall for the Performing Arts. A preview, here.

$975,000 of National Endowment for the Arts grant money is coming into our state. Where? Here.

The Portland Art Museum is seeking to raise a total of $75 million for an expansion and renovation. It’s discussed, here.

Finally, performing Shakespeare using cans of beans and bottles of bleach? Indeed.