ON SALE NOW: The Journal

Tickets are NOW ON SALE for the 2016 return of The Journal, a romantic improvised comedy inspired by the work of Nicholas Sparks. July 14 – 23 at the Ballard Underground. Click here for tickets (Brown Paper Tickets), and use discount code “IAMABIRD” for fan-exclusive $12 advance tickets!

Behind every great love is a great comedy.

Seattle Experimental Theater is proud to present The Journal, a fully improvised romantic story based on the works of Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, Dear John, The Lucky One). The Journal creates a different romantic tale every night, based on audience suggestions. Each performance features an original, unscripted story about small-town lovers who must confront bad choices, learn the true meaning of love and, of course, kiss in the rain. Will our lovers stay together or break up? The audience will decide.

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Marc Guy and Cheryl Platz, starring in “The Journal” (2016)

This production marks the return of SET’s original improvised romantic comedy from 2012, and features returning Journal cast members Cheryl Platz (Where No Man Has Gone Before, Wedding Horror Stories, Wolf and the Witch), Wayne Pishue (Where No Man Has Gone Before), and Daryl Ducharme (Wedding Horror Stories). Joining the cast is Lauren Bond (Wedding Horror Stories) along with the SET debut of Marc Guy and Aditya Sriram.

DATES

July 14 – 16 and 21 – 23, 2016
Thursday – Saturday at 8PM

TICKETS

Online at Brown Paper Tickets: $18 adult, $15 student/senior
Click here for tickets!
At the Door: $20 (cash only)

LOCATION

The Ballard Underground
2220 NW Market Street, Lower Level
Seattle, WA 98107

Press Photos: “Where No Man Has Gone Before” 2016

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We had a fantastic first week of performances last week for “Where No Man Has Gone Before” – only 3 more chances left to see this 5th anniversary production! (Save $5 off of door prices with advance tickets on Brown Paper … Continue reading

Improvised Trek on Evening Magazine

13391676_1060263530678174_8058947819730547811_o (1)On Wednesday, June 8, Saint Bryan from King 5’s Evening Magazine joined us on the bridge of our Starship Enterprise to take a behind-the-scenes look at the 5-year Seattle perennial hit Where No Man Has Gone Before, an improvised parody of the original Star Trek Series. Thanks for the great time, Evening Magazine!

A writeup is available on the King 5 website here (video requires Flash)

OPENS THIS WEEK: Where No Man Has Gone Before

Tickets are selling quickly for our 5th anniversary run of SET’s hit improvised parody of Star Trek, Where No Man Has Gone Before. Join us as your favorite characters and actors return to the bridge of the Enterprise for their only journey in 2016. Secure your own spot on the bridge before it’s too late!

DATES

June 9, 10 & 11; June 16, 17 & 18
Thursdays through Saturdays
All shows at 8PM

TICKETS

Ticket_PicAdvance tickets $20 adults, $15 under 12 at Brown Paper Tickets
Tickets at the door are $25 adults, $20 under 12

VENUE

Theatre Off Jackson
409 7th Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104

ABOUT THE SHOW

This fully improvised parody of the original Star Trek TV series has been entertaining packed Seattle houses since June 2011. During each performance, the cast uses suggestions from the audience to create an entirely original episode. Our 5th anniversary run will feature our rare “Space Madness” episode theme, which hasn’t been seen since 2012!

Where No Man Has Gone Before opened in June 2011 at Seattle’s Eclectic Theater. Since then, the production has appeared at venues all over the Seattle area, including Theatre Off Jackson, Emerald City ComicCon 2012-2015; Jet City Improv, Ethnic Cultural Theater; and the Jewel Box Theater. The production is also a multiple-year selection for the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater and also a selection for the Hawaii Improvaganza in 2012.

CAST AND CREW

  • Director/Creator: Jeannine Clarke
  • Production: Samantha Hecker
  • Lighting and Sound Design: Oliver Trimble
  • Cast: Nicholas Schell, Douglas Willott, Tony Beeman, Cheryl Platz, Wayne Pishue, Colin Madison, Jekeva Phillips, Sarah Scheller

Our 2016 Season: Celebrating 5 Years!

Seattle Experimental Theater is proud to announce our 2016 theatrical season – we’re celebrating our company’s 5th anniversary in June! This season brings an old favorite, a return to romance, and a world premiere improvised play.

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Where No Man Has Gone Before

Seattle’s hit improvised Star Trek parody returns to mark their 5-year mission
Directed by Jeannine Clarke
June 9 – 18th, 2016
Theatre Off Jackson
Tickets on sale now! (Brown Paper Tickets)

Our 5-year mission has been a successful one – join us as your favorite characters and actors return to the bridge of the Enterprise for their only journey in 2016!

The Journal: Improvised Nicholas Sparks

Behind every great love is a great comedy.

Directed by Jeannine Clarke
July 14 – 23, 2016
Location: Ballard Underground

A romantic comedy based on the works of Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, Dear John, The Lucky One). “The Journal” creates a different romantic tale every night, based on audience suggestions. Will our lovers stay together or break up? The audience decides. The Journal returns for the first time since its debut in SET’s second season in 2012.

Time’s Arrow

A world premiere improvised play: One Place; Infinite Time

Directed by Liz Brammer
October 13 – 22, 2016
Location: Ballard Underground
Auditions will be held in summer/early fall

The spaces around us are rich with history and potential; haunted by ghosts and gilded by dreams. Halls and streets and fields are rich with meaning defined by wonderful, terrible, forgettable, sublime individual and collective experiences, yet we exist in them for only one moment at a time. In Time’s Arrow, we invite you to join us in exploring the layers of life piled in a single location that means something to a member of our audience.