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January 12-28, 2024


Written by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.



Sara Trowbridge (Annette) is thrilled to be making her return to SSR, in her first show since the pandemic hit. She is a PNW local actor, and was last seen as Wolfington in The Fluffy Tale of Adventure at SSR. Other favorite roles include: Anna in Closer (SSR), Jane Banbury in Fallen Angels (Theater Schmeater), God in Wild Party (Sound Theater Company), Sissie Poe in The Hours of Life (Theatere22), and Annie Wilkes in Misery (SSR). Sara considers it an added bonus that she will be working with some of her most favorite people on this show, and sends all her love to the boys at home.

Christina Williams (Veronica) is ecstatic to be returning to the SSR stage (her 3rd production)!  She was last seen here as Marie Antoinette in The Revolutionists.  Christina is a Seattle native who has been acting since the mid-90’s.  An alumna of Freehold Theatre, she also had the privilege of studying stage combat for several years under the helm of Fight Master Geoffrey Alm. In addition to Marie A, other favorite roles include: Trudy (Social Security), Rosemary (Outside Mullingar), Corie (Barefoot in the Park), and Florence (The Odd Couple: Female Version).  Outside of acting she loves her husband, their labradoodle, ziplining, traveling, traveling to go ziplining, and will gleefully chat with you for hours about old movies and tv shows.  Her biggest acting influences are Barbara Stanwyck, Olivia de Havilland, Olivia Colman, and Helen Mirren.

Scot Charles Anderson (Michael) is honored to return to the stage in his SSR debut. New York Off-Broadway: Tennessee Williams’ In Masks Outrageous and Austere starring Shirley Knight; the back of his head made regular appearances on T.V. (The Good Wife, SVU, PanAm, The Following, 30Rock, Elementary, Boardwalk Empire). Seattle Acting: Do I Hear a Waltz?, A Chorus Line, The Twilight Zone: Live on Stage, The Old Boy, The Rainmaker, My Fair Lady, H2$, The Mousetrap, Triumph of Love. Director: 110 in the Shade (Reboot/Seattle Public) Nice Work and Curtains (Woodland Park Players), Something’s Afoot (Driftwood), Fiddler on the Roof (SMT), Flora the Red Menace (Showtunes), Lend Me Tenor (ArtsWest), You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (ReAct). Scot is a runner for Team Fox, and an advocate of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Andrew Shanks (Alan) is a hybrid dinosaur/theater punk living and working in Seattle. He was previously featured here at SSR as Sam in 'The Flick' and Ariel in ‘The Pillowman’. He has performed for ACT,  Annex Theatre, Sound Repertory Theatre and Seattle Public Theater in the past and is the creator and producer of The Ugly Radio, a late night lo-fi sci-fi theater anthology podcast, which has featured over 60 artists and performers from the Pacific Northwest. His plays have been performed in New York, Portland, Los Angeles, North Carolina and various dive bars around the PNW when you get enough drinks in him.


Alicia Mendez (Director) is beyond ecstatic to be back home on the SSR stage, this show will be her 22nd she has worked on either as a performer or in a production role. Her last foray into directing was The Revolutionists. All her most favorite theater memories were made on this stage, with this amazing production team. A very special thanks goes to Mark and Jen for trusting her with this dark and hilarious show.


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