Seattle Gustie PerformanceApril 13, 2008 at 26 p.m.

TimeApril 13, 2008 at 26 p.m.
Description The Seattle Chapter of the Gustavus Alumni Association invites you to an afternoon of entertainment and laughter at the Seattle Repertory Theatre with the performance of How? How? Why? Why? Why?, a play written and performed by Kevin Kling '79 and directed by David Esbjornson '75. A reception with Kling and Esbjornson will be held following the performance. How? How? Why? Why? Why? Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m. Seattle Repertory Theatre 155 Mercer Street, Seattle
$26 per person Reception with Kling and Esbjornson following performance. A block of 30 tickets has been reserved and will be available on a first-come basis. Call the Alumni Office at 800-487-8437 to purchase tickets and/or attend the reception. Trauma can't be cured, but it can be healed, says Kevin Kling, and his method of healing is laughter. After a debilitating motorcycle accident in 2001, he began to reimagine his life and his work. Kevin, a regular NPR contributor, uses his great skill for riveting and hilarious storytelling to examine how tragedy can positively define a person's life – and a culture. You won't want to miss this touching and transcendent event. What's with the title? The title refers to the "writing" done by Kevin's dog and cat when they were captured by his voice-recognition software while having a fight. Who's in the show? "Six years ago I was going to Seattle to perform a show called Baseball, Dogs and Motorcycles. It was to be a new play based on the three pastimes I felt I could endlessly postulate. A month before the show I got in a motorcycle accident resulting in years of rehab and the cobbling of a new life. Now, with How? How? Why? Why? Why?, I'm finally making good on my commitment. I am joined by the wonderful Simone Perrin. We have worked for the past years on several two-person plays. She sings like an angel and, on accordion, outplays the devil. This play will focus on living a life with a foot in two worlds. It'll hopefully be funny. That said, it will deal with trauma in ways which aim to surprise and heal. We live in a time of trauma; using this motorcycle accident, I hope to wrestle with some of the ways we deal and heal this state of mind and being. Humor is crucial to any healing, so plan on that." –Kevin Kling David Esbjornson '75, artistic director, has directed The Great Gatsby, Tuesdays with Morrie, and the world premiere of Ariel Dorfman's Purgitorio for Seattle Repert
PostedApr 17, 2019