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Friday, March 14, 2008

Moves: Prayer for My Enemy Goes to Off-Broadway, Freehold Goes to Belltown

posted by on March 14 at 18:21 PM


The latest by the writer/director team of Craig Lucas and Bart Sher is scheduled to premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2008.

(It was originally scheduled to premiere at the Roundabout, but Lucas and his agent pulled it because the theater wanted forty percent of the play’s subsidiary rights for the next ten years.)

Congratulations to Sher and Lucas, even if Prayer, at least in its Seattle iteration, wasn’t our favorite. Paul Constant’s review put it well:

The theater world would be a better, more populous place if nobody ever produced another play about an adult son with a tough-as-nails father, a frazzled mother, and an inferiority complex. That’s a lot of cliché, but at least it is well-acted cliché.


Freehold, after being booted out of Odd Fellows Hall, is moving to the old Speakeasy space, on the second floor of 2222 Second Ave. (Freehold’s numerologists are happier than they’ve ever been.)

Our new location has a beloved history having been a former fringe-theatre space set in the heart of the vibrant Belltown neighborhood currently anchored by numerous coffee shops, restaurants and art galleries. Our new space will house two large studios (which includes a 49 seat performance space), a writing room, and administrative offices. Macha Monkey (, also a former Odd Fellows’ Hall tenant, will be sharing space with Freehold at our new location.

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Good news about Freehold and Macha Monkey.

Posted by flamingbanjo | March 14, 2008 6:33 PM

great news for Freehold! I'd have reversed the stories and run that one first...

Posted by genevieve | March 14, 2008 10:19 PM

Seriously, taking over the old Aha! space - not the greatest venue I've ever been in, but certainly serviceable.

Maybe it'll start a second Belltown Theatre Renaissance, just like the early '90's.

The more things change...

Posted by COMTE | March 16, 2008 10:44 PM

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