Our Recent Production
The world premiere of Asylum in Georgia brought Southern Gothic comedy to Seattle. John C. Davenport's new play delighted audiences for ten performances in February, 2020 at West of Lenin theatre. Cindy Giese French directed a fine cast of nine. (This was one of the last productions of live theatre in Seattle before everything was shuttered by the Covid-19 pandemic.)
Red Rover is producing Patrimony, Duane Kelly's new play about fathers and sons, in spring 2022. It will run for eight performances at 18th & Union Arts Space in Seattle.
In August 2022 Red Rover is co-producing Visiting Cezanne at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Edinburgh is the world's largest theatre festival, attracting half a million visitors. This production had been planned for the Fringe in 2020 and then in 2021, but the Fringe was curtailed both those years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Visiting Cezanne will be presented on the Alba stage at Hill Street Theatre by theatre artists from Glasgow. It will run for 24 performances.
What Audiences Said about Red Rover's Third Production
"Visiting Cezanne moved me greatly and brought me to tears at times. Needless to say your story pushed many emotions in my own life as an artist. Your research on Paul Cezanne was cunning. Thanks for a wonderful theatrical experience."
- George Woodall, veteran Seattle artist
"This beautifully directed and acted production of Visiting Cezanne plumbs its characters with precision and tenderness. Duane Kelly’s work has the gentle mastery and heartfulness you might expect of Horton Foote, and comic plot twists that would make Alan Ayckbourn proud. It doesn’t get better than this."
- Brad Warren, Writer and Editor
"So inspiring for artists."
- Eleanor Moseley Pollnow, Seattle actress and playwright
"I don’t want to overload you too much with flattery (or maybe I do)... we talked about the play all the way driving home (and in a good way). Did I tell you we live 45 minutes away?"
- Paul Sobrie, Seattle actor
"Because of attending the play my husband has started writing again. It was so inspirational that after not writing for a year he is again at it! We both loved the play."
"Surprising and beautiful with a lovely French essence."
- Janet "Elle" Raynor, scholar and performer of French cabaret music
What represents failure and success for artists? Unknown painter Nora Baker visits the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 2016. From there she travels to an artist’s studio in southern France in 1900. Nora desperately wants to get back to 2016 but Paul Cezanne, another obscure artist with his own problems, is not being helpful. Also ensnared in Nora’s crisis are Cezanne’s gardener and an art historian from Utah.
Play about Paul Cezanne
Visiting Cezanne will have its European premiere at the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Aug. 5-28 at Hill Street Theatre. Red Rover premiered Visiting Cezanne in March, 2018 for eight sold-out performances at 18th & Union Arts Space in Seattle. Andrew McGinn directed. A second production opened Feb. 15, 2019 at Burien Actors Theatre in Seattle.