2019 Midweek Matinee Dates

NECESSARY SACRIFICES  Jewell Mainstage
Tue, Sep 24 at 2:00 PM* | Senior Matinee
Wed, Oct 9 at 2:00 PM* | Senior Matinee
Wed, Oct 16 at 10:30 AM^ | Intergenerational Matinee SOLD OUT!

THE BISHOP’S WIFE  Jewell Mainstage
Wed, Dec 11 at 10:30 AM^ | Intergenerational Matinee SOLD OUT!
Wed, Dec 18 at 2:00 PM | Senior Matinee
Thu, Dec 26 at 2:00 PM | Senior Matinee

*Post-play discussion           ^Guided post-play discussion


SENIOR MATINEES

Taproot Theatre Company’s Senior Matinee program provides seniors with an affordable way to participate in live theatre. Seniors aged 62 and older can enjoy a convenient daytime performance at our theatre. We offer Sennheiser listening devices, a Hearing Loop in the Jewell Mainstage Theatre, wheelchair and walker accessible seating.

Our performances make a great outing for Retirement Communities, Senior Centers, book clubs, church groups and more. For more information or to book your tickets, please contact Group Sales at groups@taproottheatre.org 206.781.9708.

Senior Single Tickets – $20
Contact the Box Office at 206.781.9707 or visit in person.

Senior Groups of 8-14 – $16
Senior Groups of 15+ – $15
Contact Group Sales at 206.781.9708, groups@taproottheatre.org or submit your request online.


INTERGENERATIONAL MATINEES

Welcome to Intergenerational Matinees at Taproot Theatre! Our intergenerational program enhances student education, providing theatre as a tool and springboard for learning, growth and communication. Additionally, these matinees are intended to bridge a gap between student and senior groups creating a learning environment where different ages can interact and discuss the play.

Tickets for Intergenerational Matinees cannot always be purchased online; if not available online, for single tickets call the Box Office at 206.781.9707, for student/senior groups call Group Sales at 206.781.9708.

Senior Single Tickets – $20
Contact the Box Office at 206.781.9707 or visit in person.

Students & Chaperones – $10
Senior Groups of 8-14 – $16
Senior Groups of 15+ – $15
Contact Group Sales at 206.781.9708, groups@taproottheatre.org or submit your request online.

2019 Intergenerational Matinee Season

Necessary Sacrifices | Jewell Mainstage Theatre
by Richard Hellesen
Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2019, at 10:30 AM (Sold Out!)
Age Recommendation: 14+, some language
Free Teacher Preview: Tue, Sep 17 at 7:30 PM
Length: approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission

Eavesdrop on history as abolitionist and Union recruiter Frederick Douglass challenges President Lincoln to act on the statement that “all men are created equal,” five words meant to change a young country divided by civil war. As these two brilliant Americans wage a battle for the future of the Union their arguments affect not only their sons but the nation we live in today. Based on documented meetings, public speeches and personal writings.

Genre: Historical Drama
Related Topics
: Theatre/Drama, Black History, American History, Civil War, The Presidency, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Military, Civil Rights, Activism, Politics

 

The Bishop’s Wife | Jewell Mainstage Theatre
Adapted by Karen and Mark Lund
Adapted from THE BISHOP’S WIFE LUX RADIO THEATRE by J. Walter Thompson
Date: Wed, Dec 11, 2019, at 10:30 AM (Sold Out!)
Age Recommendation: 12+
Free Teacher Preview: TBA
Length: approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission

The beloved holiday film comes to life as a live radio broadcast with you as the in-studio audience! Dudley is an angel and the answer to Bishop Brougham’s prayer to build a new cathedral. But when the angel turns his attention to the bishop’s friends and family, Dudley’s minor miracles require divine intervention. Join us this Christmas season for a story of love, family and blessings in disguise.

Genre: Classic Holiday Comedy
Related Topics: Theatre/Drama, Classic Film, Religion, Fundraising, Media, Radio


What are the benefits of attending an Intergenerational Matinee at Taproot Theatre?

  • $10 tickets for students and chaperones.
  • Teachers are invited to attend FREE preview performances.
  • FREE reproducible Play Guide that includes: articles relating to the show, an early look at the set and costumes, a list of related books/movies/tv shows recommended by the Seattle Public Library and questions for you and your students to answer after seeing the play.
  • Participate in a lively, guided post-play discussion that includes the actors and director.
  • For an additional fee Taproot Theatre is happy to arrange theatre tours, special talks with theatre designers, and/or classroom visits to enhance your humanities curriculum.

Essential Academic Learning Requirements
Taproot’s Intergenerational Matinee Program partially fulfills the following EALRs:

  • Arts: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4; 2.1, 2.3; 4.1, 4.2, 4.4
  • Communication: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
  • Social Studies: History: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3

Free Teacher Previews
Teachers are welcome to attend our Invited Dress performance for each Jewell Mainstage Theatre production. Please RSVP your name, school and number of tickets to groups@taproottheatre.org.