Tuesday, December 27, 2016
51/52: Christmas at the Bathhouse Theater
I arrived in Seattle last Friday night, ready to start my Christmas vacation.
First on the schedule Saturday night was our annual Christmas performance. Unfortunately this year, our local ArtsWest Theater did not do (what I would call) a traditional Christmas performance. The play had something to do with Peter Pan and did not appear to be all that "holiday festive". Brian and I were both disappointed. We love to support our local community, but our hearts were set on a festive holiday performance and so it was plan B.
Brian found a performance at the Greenlake Bathhouse part of the Seattle Public Theater Group called Christmastown: A Holiday Noir 2016.
It was a film noir inspired holiday thrilled by local playwright, Wayne Rawley. The setting is Christmastown and a hard-boiled detective Nick Holiday is off to investigate some un-holiday like shenanigans. Add in a glamorous elf, a used Christmas tree salesman, a quick-thinking cab driver and a muck-racking reporter and you've got what the Seattle Times called the "best new holiday romp of the year!"
Brian and I both really enjoyed the performance!
Before the show, we had an amazing dinner at the Greenlake Alehouse. The braised short ribs were amazing.
We've kicked off my vacation and officially, Christmas week.