It’s time to bust out your favorite costume and make a night of it in Seattle. But if you prefer to have your fun sans costume there are plenty of things to do.
Weekend nights on Capitol Hill can be scary in and of themselves. But add Halloween into the mix and you’re sure to up the fright fest quotient tenfold. Doing their part to make sure Halloween does not pass with its fair share of nervous screams The Satori Group is back at it again this year…this time with more menacing clowns than should be legally allowed.
SPOOKHAUS 3: Spook There It Is
SPOOKHAUS takes over the Northwest Film Forum for a Holiday weekend run. Gather in the lobby as ghoulish anticipation builds before you are whisked away through darkened hallways, nooks, crannies and several other fear inducing turns as diabolical clowns of all stripes make the 10 to 15-minute journey a real scream. Once you’ve safely landed back in the lobby enjoy some killer karaoke with echoes of visitor’s screams wafting through the walls.
Buyer & Cellar
This play about Barbara Streisand is total fiction. Seriously, this play about Barbara Streisand is fictitious. Or at least that is what Alex More, our protagonist for the night, wants to stress lest the very litigious Barbara Streisand catches wind of the production.
Of course “Buyer & Cellar,” currently running at Seattle Rep, is all about Babs and her secret little underground mall that she occasionally frequents to shop and quibble over nonexistent prices. Fiction or not, the play is a hoot! Alex, played by Scott Drummond, makes this one-man 90-minute show fly by with whimsy and plenty of laughs as he recalls his interactions with Ms. Streisand as he oversaw the mall as its sole employee. One audience member was heard saying after the show that the performance was a “laugh a minute.” It could be argued that the laughs were flowing more like every 30-seconds. “Buyer & Cellar” is a fun night of theater not to be missed.
Does the Halloween weekend have you in the mood for a dysfunctional birthday party? If so, make your way to 12th Avenue Arts “Festen,” the latest production from New Century Theater Company. NCTC brings this family drama to stage adapted from the Danish film, “The Celebration.” As friends and family come together to celebrate the 60th birthday of the man reigning over the family-run hotel, secrets, lies and overall trouble start to bubble up to the surface. This very dark comedy should fit the bill perfectly if you’re looking for a little murky mischief this weekend.