Free Performance Shines Light on Censorship

The Seattle theatre community is coming together to celebrate free expression in the theater and raise awareness about censorship, in a one-night-only-performance of Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret. And you are invited.

DATE:  Monday, Sept. 25, 7:00 pm
PLACE:  Bullitt Cabaret at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle 98101
TICKETS: Admission is free. Seating is limited. A ticket is required. Tickets are available from Brown Paper Tickets. No service charge.

Banned Together celebrates songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on America’s stages. The performance features selections from Cabaret, Chicago, Almost, Maine, Rent and Angels in America, among other notable works, with a libretto by John Weidman (Assassins, Pacific Overtures). Banned Together is being presented in 16 cities around the U.S. as part of Banned Books Week (September 24-30), the annual celebration of the freedom to read.

The Seattle cast includes Charles Leggett, Timothy McCuen Piggee, Amy Thone, other leading Seattle actors, and members of The Fifth Avenue Theatre’s amazing Rising Star Project (ages 14-19). Allison Narver is directing. I am producing. No one is being paid; all artists and producing staff are donating their time.

Banned Together is sponsored by The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, in cooperation with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and Actors’ Equity Association.

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization created by the Dramatists Guild to advocate for free expression in the dramatic arts and a vibrant public domain for all, and to educate the public about the industry standards surrounding theatrical production and about the protections afforded dramatists under copyright law.

P.S. Special thanks to ACT Theatre and The Fifth Avenue Theatre for their support of this production!

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