Pony World Theatre just completed an amazing 2019! Come back soon to learn all about our plans for 2020. In the meantime, you can read about our 10th Anniversary season below:
2019 marks our 10th anniversary year! We celebrated by presenting two remarkable shows that invited audiences to hear special stories presented in special places. We called it "The Stories Are Hear."
April 12 - May 4
Language Rooms by Yussef El Guindi
Directed by Brendan Healy
In El Guindi's award-winning Language Rooms, Ahmed is the quintessential American worker. He's just trying to do his job while navigating the workplace politics of water cooler gossip and Super Bowl parties. Only this job is interrogating terrorism suspects at a top secret compound. Language Rooms takes Ahmed through a strange and unsettling journey as his work and his loyalties are called into question. This production was presented at the Inscape Building, which was once the INS Building & Jail. Performed in that very building where for decades immigrants were sometimes granted citizenship and sometimes detained as prisoners, Language Rooms explores immigration, xenophobia, Islamaphobia, detention, and police state powers.
Featuring: Lowell Deo, Hisam Goueli, Abhijeet Rane, George Sayah.
"Harrowing...rewarding...funny." —The Seattle Times
"Funny...dark...WTF? ... The Script in Language Rooms is great. And so is Pony World's production." —NWTheatre
"Riveting and uncomfortable...charmingly funny and ultimately heartbreaking...Powerful seems too trite an adjective to use, but when a show leaves you speechless, you have to make do with the words you have." —Drama in the Hood
Presented by special arrangement with the Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, Inc.
October 3 - 26, 2019
Directed by Leah Adcock-Starr
Pony World Theatre brought Hnath's smash hit, Obie Award-winning play to Seattle for the first time in this unique site=specific production. The Christians tells the story of a pastor at a large church who has a sudden revelation: There is no Hell. When he announces this new belief during a Sunday service, it instantly creates a schism within the church leadership, the congregation, and his marriage. The Christians asks the question, "Can we still love each other if we hold different beliefs?" This highly praised production was performed in three actual churches throughout the Seattle area! In 2019, Pony World brought the theatre to YOUR neighborhood!
Featuring: Sunam Ellis, Mark Fullerton, Pilar O'Connell, Fune Tautala, and Evan Whitfield.
"This 'Christians' has a warm, beating heart...Ellis speaks her words with deep, dignified sorrow...softly heartbreaking" — The Seattle Times
"Masterful...Disarming...Tautly directed...Each actor does lovely work." — Seattle Gay News
"Engaging...Skillfully directed." — Seattle Spotlight
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Services.