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BAT is taking it to the Park again this year.

For the Summer of 2022, The Play's the Thing is coming to a South King County park near you!

Directed by Rachel Rene.

Enjoy dinner and theatre in the park. Support your local eatery by dining our before or bringing takeout to the park!


The story revolves around Albert, a young composer of a new show, and the playwright, Sandy. When Albert unexpectedly arrives to see his fiancée, Ilona, he heartbreakingly overhears her sharing her affection with another man, Almady.

Sandy begins to rewrite reality to save Albert from heartbreak and thus save his new show. Through clever misdirection, Sandy tries to make it seem this incident was just dialogue in a play and begins to prep his 'actors' to take the stage - but will Albert fall for it?

This 'play-within-a-play' technique will leave you laughing out loud as the lines between reality and mere 'acting' blur. The clever use of this technique leads you down twists and turns that set up the hilarious finale.

Performances run approximately 90 minutes. 

Sponsored by the cities of SeaTac, Burien, Normandy Park, Des Moines, and 4Culture through the King County Lodging Tax. Special thanks to Transform Burien and the Highline School District.


Performance schedule:

Friday, July 29, curtain at 7 pm:  City of SeaTac, Angle Lake Park

Friday, August 5, curtain at 8 pm,  City of Burien, Town Square Park - Burien eateries!

Sunday, August 14, curtain at 5 pm:  City of Normandy Park, Marvista Park

Sunday, August 21, curtain at 3 pm:  City of Des Moines, Des Moines Beach Park

The Cast:

TURAI - Lance Leonard

MANSKY - Holly McPherson

ADAM - Lee Yang

DWORNITSCHEK - Carrie Schnelker

ILONA - Kalea Levy

ALMADY - Rex Waters

MELL - Cindy Chen

The Creative Team:

DIRECTOR - Rachel Rene

PRODUCER - Maggie Larrick

STAGE MANAGER - Shelbi Figgins

PROPS - Cyndi Baumgardner

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