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I can’t wait to welcome you to Taproot’s 2022 Season. And before you come, I have one important question for you:
Are You Ready to Play?
I hope so because we have fun and games lined up for you this season. In The Nerd, Willum’s friends come up with an elaborate strategy to help him deal with an unwanted house guest—and we all know what happens to even the best laid plans. In Black Coffee, the indomitable Hercule Poirot matches wits against a killer to solve the puzzle of clues before it’s too late. And we’re delighted to close out our season by welcoming Faith Bennett Russell, Be Russell, and Sarah Russell back to the Taproot stage. You’ve seen all three of these women in various plays at Taproot Theatre, but you’ve never seen them all onstage together! A Night with the Russells: The Legacy of Us will be a cabaret of stories and songs to inspire you. You can read more about each play below.
Come join the fun at Taproot Theatre this year. We’re ready to play!
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by Larry Shue
Three’s already a crowd in Willum’s house, but it’s as tight as a game of sardines when Rick unexpectedly arrives. He’s as interesting as quality control at a chalk factory, until his antics jeopardize Willum’s career. Sure, Rick once saved Willum’s life, but now he’s ruining it! Pass the deviled eggs, this party’s about to become a saucer-smashing good time!
by Agatha Christie
The formula for a secret weapon has been stolen, and that isn’t the only mystery in the Amory house! When Sir Claude discovers the theft, he locks his family in the library. Moments later there’s a dead body, a room full of suspects, and a Belgian sleuth at the door. Witness the famous Hercule Poirot untangle a jumble of deceptions to discover whodunit.
A Night with the Russells: The Legacy of Us
Stories and Songs Performed by Faith Bennett Russell, Be Russell, and Sarah Russell
An evening of laughter, love, and unrelenting joy! Seattle’s own Sarah, Be, and Faith Bennett Russell carry on their family’s legacy as storytellers, while celebrating their individual journeys as Black female artists. From their roots in Jamaica to their home in Seattle, this cabaret is filled with songs both new and old. Bring your tissues and party-poppers and prepare to leave with a song in your heart.
PREVIEWS AT 7:30 PM ($87)
1 WED PR: May 18, Jul 13, Sep 21
1 THU PR: May 19, Jul 14, Sep 22
WEDNESDAY AT 7:30 PM ($105)
3 WED: Jun 1, Aug 3, Oct 5
4 WED: Jun 8, Aug 10, Oct 12
5 WED: Jun 15, Jul 26, Oct 19
THURSDAY AT 7:30 PM ($108)
2 THU: May 26, Jul 21, Sep 29
3 THU: Jun 2, Jul 28, Oct 6
4 THU: Jun 9, Aug 4, Oct 13
5 THU: Jun 16, Aug 11, Oct 20
FRIDAY AT 8:00 PM ($117)
1 FRI OP: May 20, Jul 15, Sep 23
2 FRI: May 27, Jul 22, Sep 30
3 FRI: Jun 3, Jul 29, Oct 7
4 FRI: Jun 10, Aug 5, Oct 14
5 FRI: Jun 17, Aug 12, Oct 21
SATURDAY AT 2:00 PM ($105)
1 SAT M: May 21, Jul 16, Sept 24
2 SAT M: May 28, Jul 23, Oct 1
3 SAT M: Jun 4, Jul 30, Oct 8
4 SAT M: Jun 11, Aug 6, Oct 15
5 SAT M: Jun 18, Aug 13, Oct 22
SATURDAY AT 8:00 PM ($117)
1 SAT E: May 21, Jul 16, Sep 24
2 SAT E: May 28, Jul 23, Oct 1
3 SAT E: Jun 4, Jul 30, Oct 8
4 SAT E: Jun 11, Aug 6, Oct 15
5 SAT E: Jun 18, Aug 13, Oct 22
MIDWEEK MATINEES AT 2:00 PM ($60)
TUE M: May 24, Jul 19, Sep 27
WED M: Jun 15, Jul 20, Oct 5