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== SIS Productions presents the Premiere & Grand Finale of Sex in Seattle 20: Happily Ever After . .
SIS Productions celebrates the grand finale of its popular hit series! Sex in Seattle 20: Happily Ever After . . . premieres at West of Lenin located at 203 N 36th Street, West of the Lenin statue in Fremont. The show runs April 27 - May 26, playing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Tickets are $16 for general admission, $12 for students/seniors/actors. Advance purchase discounts and group rates are also available. Call (206) 323-9443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and information or see our website at www.sexinseattle.org. Advance tickets may be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets ~ call 1-800-838-3006 or go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/233110.
Sex in Seattle is the country's longest-running theatrical romantic comedy experience! Each episode explores the ups and downs of life and love from a uniquely humorous perspective. Is it possible to live happily ever after? Or are fairytale endings just a made-up myth? From media expectations to parental pressures to living up to the model minority stereotype, how can any modern-day woman ever hope to achieve true happiness? Find out how Seattle's favorite Asian American gals discover their own secret to a happy ending!
Sex in Seattle Fun Facts: • A total of 78 actors have performed in the mainstage versions of the shows – 20% Filipino Americans, 11% Korean American, 10% Japanese American, 6% Chinese American, 6% Vietnamese American, 4% Thai American, 1% East Indian American, 35% European American, 4% Latino American and 3% African American. • SIS Productions is proud that it has remained in the black for every single production/project we have ever done in our now almost twelve-year history. • Sex in Seattle also has a successful partnership with the Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre under the name Sex in Vancouver.
• Sex in Seattle was selected as an Audrey Magazine Trailblazer in 2006, the International Examiner’s 2011 reader’s poll award winner for “Event you most look forward to each year” as well as a Seattle Gay News Best Theatre of 2011 pick, and a Seattle Metropolitan Magazine Best of Seattle Winner. • Sex in Seattle has been featured on the covers of Pacific Northwest Magazine and Colors Northwest magazine and featured on NPR. • Sex in Seattle has performed the show at more venues than any other show in town: Northwest Actors Studio (now Annex), Theatre Off Jackson, Nippon Kan Theatre, Bathhouse Theatre, Center House Theatre, Richard Hugo House and now West of Lenin. • Scenes from Sex in Seattle have been invited to perform at venues such as The Guthrie and Mixed Blood theatres in Minneapolis, to the National Association of Asian American Professionals National Conference, to Bumbershoot, to Town Hall and more.
Audiences over the past 19 episodes have shared the following accolades: "Funny as hell!" * "Wow ~ very funny & different!" * "LOVED IT!!!" * "I was totally blown away. It was certainly the best show I've seen all year." * "Thanks for making my visit to Seattle worth every cent" (Denver resident) * "This episode showed great depth, yet was even funnier than ever!" * "The script was so original, funny, and creative - our stomachs started hurting because we were laughing so hard." * "This is the best thing I've seen in Seattle!" * "We just love SIS and every one seems to get better and better!" * "They're so addicting!" * "cute and clever" * "We really liked the use of video...they were awesome!" Many of our long-time fans had this to say about our upcoming episode: “A truly bittersweet event! Every show is something to look forward to, but the finale? The end? The point at which there will be no more? A sad event! Still, can't help but really excitedly looking forward to it!”
Rated "PG-13" for sexual innuendo and saucy situations.
Sex in Seattle 20: Happily Ever After is written by Kathy Hsieh, directed by Lisa Anne Glomb and produced by Lorna Chin, Kathy Hsieh, Lisa Marie Nakamura, May Nguyen, Hayley Park, Miko Premo & Roger Tang. Featuring: Leilani Berinobis or Audrey Fan, Henry Drew, Tom Falcone or Don Fleming, Gordon Hendrickson, Kathy Hsieh, Miko Premo, Serin Ngai or May Nguyen and Moses Yim!
SIS Productions is a production company that strives to create, develop and produce quality works that involve Asian American women, their themes, and Asian American issues. SIS Productions encourages opportunities and support for Asian American women to be involved in all aspects of the production of artistic endeavors. -more-more-more- Sex in Seattle is a dynamic, groundbreaking episodic theatre show that aims to: • Portray contemporary Asian Americans in a truer light, reflecting our diversity and uniqueness of being both Asians and Americans. • Believably address and explore the issues of womanhood ~ sexuality, struggles, identity, relationships, perceptions, and more, using humor and drama.
Special Events: SIS Productions is excited to announce some very special events that will take place during the run of Sex in Seattle 20: Happily Ever After . . .
OPENING NIGHT GALA: Join the Sex in Seattle cast for a gala reception and opening night party after the 8:00pm performance on Friday, April 27. Admission to the gala is free with an opening night ticket to the show.
Sex in Seattle Q & A's: A lively chat with the cast follows every Friday and Saturday performance between April 28 and May 25 about the show, relationships, dating, the dynamics of race and pretty much anything else the audience would like to talk about.
Special thanks to 4Culture King County Lodging Tax and Pratidhwani for their support of our 2012 season and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Washington State Arts Commission for their support of this production.