Northwest NEWS

October 7, 2002


'NightStories,' A Celebration of the Short Story

SecondStory Repertory (SSR), an Eastside professional theatre ensemble, has created something new for its fourth season at Redmond Town Center: "NightStories" is an evening of short stories from world literature. These stories, chosen because they are meant to be read aloud, feature actors from the SSR ensemble. Although many people know of SecondStory Repertory for its "SPROUTS Children's Theatre" shows, don't be fooled - these stories are for grownups.
   Four times during the session, the troupe will assemble a program of stories gathered around a particular theme. October's collection, fitting called "Tales That Go Bump In The Night", features works by Ambrose Bierce, Robertson Davis, Edgar Allan Poe, Lennox Robinson and Mark Twain.
   Much like the popular NPR series "Selected Shorts," the emphasis of "NightStories" will be on the spoken word, and the power of the listener's imagination.
   "Tales That Go Bump in the Night" will have three performances:
   Friday, Oct. 11, at 8:15 p.m.,
   Friday, Oct. 18, at 8:15 p.m.,
   Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8:15 p.m.
   Seating will include tables and chairs on the stage, cabaret-style, along with the theatre's regular seats. Free coffee and tea will be offered, courtesy of Starbucks Coffee; inexpensive pastries will also be available.
   Tickets are $8 at the door, general admission; tickets can also be purchased in advance from Something Wicked Fine Books Used Books, which co-sponsors the "NightStories" Series. The bookstore is located at 7989 Gilman Street in downtown Redmond.
   SecondStory Repertory is located upstairs next to Borders Books in Redmond Town Center.
   For directions to the theatre and more information, please visit the company's website at or call the box office (425) 881-6777.