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Theater on the Square


address  915 Broadway
 Tacoma, WA  98402
phone (253) 591-5894
www.broadwaycenter.org/

Upcoming Events

Oleanna

Drama
Named one of Time Magazine’s “Ten Best Plays,” Oleanna is a seething investigation of sexual harassment, political correctness, and the irreconcilable differences between men and women. Pulitzer Prize Winner David Mamet pulls us into a provocative power struggle where “he said, she said” reaches deeply personal and explosive levels. This two-person story focuses on a university professor and his student as they view their out-of-class meetings from two drastically different perspectives. The audience will be challenged to decided what it means to be right or wrong in the midst of individual interpretations. This drama shines a spotlight on gender politics, privilege, status and power. Oleanna may provoke more arguments than any play you will see this year. For mature audiences. Visit tacomaartslive.org or call 253-591-5894 for complete performance schedule.
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Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Ages: For mature audiences.
Price: Preview Night: $12. Tickets: $19, $29, $39
Event Website: https://tacomaartslive.org/events/calendar/eventdetail/1465/-/oleanna
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 • Sat 2/22/20 at 7:30pm 
 • Sun 2/23/20 at 3pm 

Shane Koyczan

Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Best known for his award winning spoken word performances, Shane Koyczan is truly an extraordinary talent that has blown the dust off of the traditional designation “poet.” The world took notice when Koyczan’s influential anti-bullying video, To This Day Project went viral with over 14 million views on YouTube and counting. Powerfully engaging and authentic in attitude, his explorations are relevant to our times. He navigates societal and politically treacherous territory with a furious honesty and a tender humanity. Experience a poet of our generation as he emerges in a new wave of 21st century poetry that dares to belong to the people and speaks directly to them in their own voice.
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Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Price: Tickets: $19, $29, $39
Event Website: https://tacomaartslive.org/events/calendar/eventdetail/1510/-/shane-koyczan
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Schedule
 • Fri 2/28/20 at 7:30pm 
 • Sat 2/29/20 at 3pm 

Tribes

Drama
We inherit our first tribe, the family. Our tribe speaks their own language, both literally and emotionally. Billy was born deaf into a hearing family, but raised to fit into the hearing world. His parents and siblings fiercely cling to their funny, quirky, and politically incorrect world-views, but, Billy has adapted brilliantly to his family’s unconventional ways. And yet they’ve never bothered to return the favor. It’s not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he finally understands what it means to be understood, to be seen, to be honored. Comic twists mix with charged emotions in a play that universally speaks to all of us. An ASL interpreter will be present at every performance. Preview night: Thursday, March 26 2020 at 7:30 PM. Opening night: Friday, March 27 2020 at 7:30 PM. For complete schedule, visit tacomaartslive.org.
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Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Price: Preview Night tickets on Thursday, March 26: $12. Regular performances: Tickets: $19, $29, $39.
Event Website: https://tacomaartslive.org/events/calendar/event/590/-
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 • Thu 3/26/20 

Cowboy vs Samurai

Comedy/Drama
A quartet of searching lovers confront some Asian stereotypes of Anglo-America, along with the self-image struggles of Asian-Americans themselves, all the while trying to connect as whole people. This laugh-out-loud romantic comedy explores the sexual dynamics that surface around a young Korean-American woman and her suitors all living in Breakneck, Wyoming – a far too intimate town. Cowboy vs Samurai, a politically edgy and funny story of inter-racial dating and identity, is explored with great humor, irony and human foibles. Please note the playwright intentionally merges Asian culture as a whole to challenge that same conflation done by much of Anglo-America. Tacoma Arts Live has chosen this play to extend its long tradition of diverse programming, and will produce this theatrical experience with a culturally appropriate cast and artistic leadership. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. First performance on June 4; see website for complete performance schedule. Talk-back with Director and Actors on June 21 following the 3:00 p.m. performance.
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Event Info: (253) 591-5894
Price: Preview Night on June 4: $12. Subsequent performances: $19, $29, $39
Event Website: https://tacomaartslive.org/events/calendar/eventdetail/1455/-/cowboy-vs-samurai
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Schedule
 • Thu 6/4/20 at 7:30pm