As the Seattle rains begin to let up–how much ever Seattle rains are capable of letting up– flowers are blooming and Spring is in the air, and so are a blossoming reprieve of arts events! The vibrant and vivid colors of March are glistening in all of our curated events this month, as you get to reimagine pop culture and history through an evolving, artistic lens.
If you’re a fan of fairy tales, come see how Seattle Children’s Theatre puts a new spin on a classic Grimm story with Red Riding Hood. In this adaptation of the iconic red-caped heroine’s tale, a mysterious delivery driver questions the integrity of world-renowned actor Wolfgang, sparking a wild adventure. In Teenage Dick at Seattle Repertory Theatre, another classic, Shakespeare’s Richard II, is reimagined as a twisted, modern high school revenge tale.
This month, continue to explore the cultural and ethical impacts of the media we consume. Michael Schur, creator of The Good Place and Parks and Recreation, visits Town Hall to discuss the moral engagement of arts and television. At MoPOP, be sure to go see the Indie Game Revolution, featuring the stories of more than forty designers, developers, coders, composers, and critics whose art and expertise brings video games to life. Video game enthusiast or not, this surreal immersion into the creative impact of video games is worth checking out.
If you feel like a traditional museum experience this March, check out some exhibits showcasing the prevailing humanity in the arts! You won’t want to miss Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water at Seattle Art Museum, where ancient art from as long ago as 618 A.D. is presented alongside modern art under the same unifying theme–water. The Seattle Asian Art Museum also features art spanning multiple centuries with Embodied Change: South Asian Art Across Time, a deep-dive into the multi-faceted, stereotype-defying history of the feminine figure throughout South Asian culture, defying social, gender and national stereotypes.
The theater and art scene are blossoming again as restrictions are being lifted. That being said, please continue to take the necessary safety precautions to ensure that our arts partners can remain open. Support your local museums and theaters and reap the benefits of our vibrant arts community!