Incident at Vichy

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 7:30pm to Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 2:00pm
$8 - $20
Incident at Vichy
Poster by Shannon Loys
Performance Showtimes: 
Sat, Oct 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
Tue, Oct 23, 2018 - 7:30pm
Wed, Oct 24, 2018 - 7:30pm
Thu, Oct 25, 2018 - 7:30pm
Fri, Oct 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sat, Oct 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sun, Oct 28, 2018 - 2:00pm
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 - 7:30pm
Thu, Nov 1, 2018 - 7:30pm
Fri, Nov 2, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sat, Nov 3, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sun, Nov 4, 2018 - 2:00pm

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"Something told me—
Don't go outside today."

Incident at Vichy
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Kelly Kitchens, guest director
October 24 - November 4, 2018
Previews October 20 & 23
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse, University of Washington

Guest Director Kelly Kitchens, who is well-known to local audiences for her work at Seattle Shakespeare Company and Seattle Public Theater, among others, directs an all-male cast in our season opener. When it premiered in New York in 1964, The New York Times called Incident at Vichy “one of the most important plays of our time.”  The questions at the heart of this story—about evil, complicity, self-preservation, and the death of human decency—are perhaps more resonant now than at any time since that first production. In a makeshift police station in 1942 France, a group of men plucked off the street try to figure out why they are there and what fate awaits them behind the interrogation room door, as ominous reports of far-off camps and prisoner-packed cattle cars begin to circulate. By the end of this taut, gut-punch of a play, Miller's ethical barb has pierced us all, compelling us to look inward and ask what we will do when the most depraved human impulses become commonplace, how we will respond in the face of "an ocean of vulgarity." 

Dates to Note:

Previews: October 20th & 23rd at 7:30 PM
Opening Night: Wednesday, October 24th at 7:30 PM
Pre-show lobby talk: Sunday, October 28th at 1:00 PM
Pay-What-You-Can: Wednesday, October 31st at 7:30 PM (day-of-show only, $1 minimum)

Artists

Cast: 
Lebeau AJ Friday (3rd year PATP)
Bayard Adrian Tafesh (3rd year PATP)
Marchand Xavier Bleuel (2nd year PATP)
Police Guard Josh Quiring
Monceau Semaj Miller (2nd year PATP)
Gypsy Dane Castleton (Undergraduate Drama major)
Waiter Ricky Spaulding (Undergraduate Drama major)
Boy Elliott Chinn (Undergraduate Drama major)
Major Dylan Smith
First Detective Llywelyn Picton (Undergraduate Drama major)
Old Jew Robert Monsen
Second Detective Cameron Dohrman (Undergraduate Drama major)
Leduc Phillip Ray Guevara (3rd year PATP)
Police Captain Eric McIntosh (Undergraduate Drama major)
Von Berg Brandon Pascal (2nd year PATP)
Professor Hoffman Taylor Jones (3rd year PATP)
Ferrand Wyatt Hazel (Undergraduate Drama major)
Four Prisoners Elijah Pasco and TBA
Creative Team: 
Set Designer Emily Allen (2nd year MFA designer)
Costume Designer Chanté Hamann (2nd year MFA designer)
Lighting Designer Trevor Cushman (2nd year MFA designer)