From the Tony Award-winning writer of Once comes Disco Pigs, a coming-of-age story that's anything but sweet. Teenagers Pig and Runt share everything: a birthday, secrets, and a darkness in their souls. But as they face adulthood, their dreams for the future will rip them apart.
Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh opens on September 21 for a limited run at the Ballard Underground, 2200 NW Market Street. The cast features Conner Neddersen (Seattle Shakespeare Company, Quiet) as Pig and Alyssa Kay (Greenstage, Book-It) as Runt, under the direction of Gianni Truzzi.
Sound Theatre Company, in partnership with GianT Projects, brings this vital work for the first time to Seattle theater audiences as the first fully-staged production of its Making Waves experimental performance program.
Playwright Enda Walsh has been called "among the most exciting playwrights to emerge over the last decade" by New York Times critic Christopher Isherwood. Like fellow Irish upstarts Conor MacPherson and Martin McDonagh, Walsh has helped changed the landscape of theater with absurd and often brutal stories. Along with Disco Pigs, he is the author of 16 plays, including The Walworth Farce and The New Electric Ballroom. This June, Walsh received the The American Theatre Wing's Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical as the writer of Once, which also received seven other awards, including Best Musical.
Disco Pigs was first produced by the Corcadorca Theatre Company of Cork, Ireland in 1996, with a young Cillian Murphy as Pig. It was made into a film in 2001 from Walsh's screenplay adaptation directed by Kristen Sheridan, with Murphy reviving his role and Elaine Cassidy as Runt. The film of Disco Pigs was seen at the Seattle International Film Festival in that year. The play has never been produced in Seattle before, and may be the first of Walsh's plays to be staged here as well.
Disco Pigs is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
WHO: Sound Theatre Company and GianT Projects
WHERE: The Ballard Underground, 2220 NW Market Street, Lower Level, Seattle WA
WHEN: September 20 to October 6
Pay-What-You-Can preview, September 20
Opening Night: September 21
Other performances: September 22, 24, 27, 28, 29, October 4, 5, 6
Tickets: $15, $10 for students with ID; (800) 838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com