Reboot Theatre Company presents the 1937 classic Private Lives by Noël Coward. Divorcees Amanda and Elyot have coincidentally booked adjoining honeymoon suites with their new and wholly unsuitable spouses. When they rediscover why they love (and hate) each other, passion and hilarity ensues. This production will explore gender roles and identity within this hysterical and remarkably prescient comedy of manners.
Reboot Theatre Company aims to charm and beguile Seattle audiences this spring with a new imagining of Noël Coward’s highly acclaimed comedic masterpiece Private Lives. Producing Artistic Director Jasmine Joshua directs this theatrical jewel, running May 5-20, 2017 at Slate Theater (815 Seattle Blvd S).
Tickets ($15-$20) are now on sale. For more information, visit www.reboottheatre.org
Written in 1937, Private Lives follows the story of Amanda and Elyot, two divorcees who have coincidentally booked honeymoon suites with their new (and wholly unsuitable) spouses next to each other. Hilarity and passion ensue when Amanda and Elyot rekindle both their romance and ire, with their new spouses in hot pursuit.
Reboot Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Private Lives.
Jesse Calixto (Victor) is an actor and musician who graduated with a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Idaho. He can be seen singing with his band Smoking Bill at venues all around the Seattle area. His acting credits include the title character in Macbeth, Eugene in Biloxi Blues, and Orlando in As You Like It at the U of I.
Zandi Carlson (Louise) has acted with Seattle Shakespeare Company, Sound Theatre Company, ReAct, STAGEright, Centerstage, Seattle Musical Theatre, Bainbridge Performing Arts, SecondStory Rep, and more throughout the Pacific Northwest. In addition to performing, she has directed with Arouet and STAGEright, and she is a teaching artist, having taught with Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Youth Theatre Northwest and Taproot Theatre. She is also the former Director of Education at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Carlson holds a BFA in Acting from Oklahoma City University.
Alysha Curry (Sybil) previously seen at Theater Schmeater in My Man Godfrey and its park show Raggedy Ann and Andy, as well as at Annex Theatre Company in The Lost Girls and My Dear Miss Chancellor. She studied theater at Seattle Pacific University where she is now on staff.
Kit Lascher (Elyot) is a performer and writer from California, where they trained and produced work at University of California Los Angeles's school of Theater, Film, and Television. Lascher is a genderqueer artist whose work focuses on gender and the LGBT+ community.
Isis Phoenix (Amanda) is a classically trained actor with a background in experimental theater. Previously a core member of New York’s Dzieci Experimental Theatre, she has also written and performed original work at the New York Fringe Festival as well as New York Theatre Lab in addition to touring nationally with Boston’s Chamber Theatre.
“I am proud to say that we have quite a few Seattle newcomers,” says Director Jasmine Joshua. “Part of Reboot’s mission is to cultivate a diverse talent pool and we’re excited to be able to put a spotlight on some brand new faces.”
Production team includes Production Manager Rebecca Lane*, Shawna Trusty as stage manager, Brandon Scalf* designing sets, Costume Designer Sarah Walsh*, and Alex Wren designing lights.
English playwright, lyricist, composer, painter, and performer Sir Noël Coward was renown for his sparkling wit and cutting banter. A prolific polymath, Coward wrote 140 plays and hundreds of songs, and was an avid actor, singer, and performer.
*Indicates Reboot Company Member
Through a combination of nontraditional concept, interpretation, and casting, Reboot Theatre Company endeavors to test new interpretations of established works both as a way for local artists to stretch their wings and for audiences to experience classics in a different light.
MISSION STATEMENT Reboot Theatre Company tests new interpretations of established works through nontraditional casting, design, and methods yet to be discovered. WE BELIEVE… Theater has the power to change hearts and minds In theater that provokes conversations both in the audience and the artistic community In being collaborative members of the theater community Cultivating a diverse talent pool is essential to the evolution of the theater arts In creating a safe space for artists to be who they are and build who they want to be.