|Sara Porkalob and her real grandma, Maria Porkalob, Sr. aka "The Dragon Lady" (Joe Iano)|
July means Free Theater – in the parks, of course. Go to http://greenstage.org/sotf/ to see the whole schedule including children’s shows for the annual Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival, July 9 and 10 all over Volunteer Park. That weekend explodes with eight (8!) other shows, so unless you’re a clone, you’re going to miss something. Get out those calendars!
The Aliens, ReAct, 7/1-24/16 (at West of Lenin)
In the back of a Vermont coffee shop, a pair of society's misfits spend their days singing songs, writing novels and lamenting past loves. When a young barista asks them to leave, the duo initiate him in the ways of the world, the writings of Bukowski, and the true worth of life. A 2010 Obie Award-winning play by Annie Baker.
Big Fish, Taproot Theatre, 7/6/16-8/13/16
Edward Bloom has never been much of a dad, but as fantasy wages war with reality his tall tales of mermaids and giants may make his son a better man. Let yourself be reeled in by this adventurous and romantic musical as a son fishes for the answer to the looming question: Is Edward Bloom a lunatic, a liar or a living legend? Taproot’s summer musical.