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We know you love being a part of developing the next great plays of American theatre. So, you won’t want to miss the next workshop in our New Play Program.

Join us for Pullman Porter Blues, Seattle playwright Cheryl L. West’s new play about porters on the Panama Limited railroad in 1937, infused with Midwest blues. Come hear live music and experience an exciting new play that may end up as part of our season in the future.

Two nights only: Sept. 18 & 19, 7:30 p.m., Leo K. Theatre
Tickets are $15. Buy online or call 206-443-2222.

Workshops are staged readings with minimal technical elements used as an opportunity for the playwright to see how the play is working in front of an audience.
About Pullman Porter Blues
By Cheryl L. West, directed by Lisa Peterson

Set in 1937 on the Panama Limited railroad, Pullman Porter Blues centers on three generations of porters working the sleeping cars the night of the infamous Joe Louis/James Braddock boxing match. As the train chugs from Chicago towards New Orleans, grandfather, father, and son spar; racial tensions flare; and Midwest blues flavors the night.

Pullman Porter Blues is directed by Lisa Peterson (An Iliad) and stars Seattle-based musical theatre favorite Felicia Loud, one of the Northwest’s premier soul singers (Black Nativity, Native Son at Intiman). Cheryl L. West’s plays Birdie Blue, Jar the Floor, Play On!, and Holiday Heart have previously been produced at Seattle Rep. Read More…

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