ACT Theatre http://kuow.org en Playwright Alan Ayckbourn At Seattle's ACT For American Premier http://kuow.org/post/playwright-alan-ayckbourn-seattles-act-american-premier <p>After 77 plays, Alan Ayckbourn knows his way around a theater. Ayckbourn has won every possible accolade during his long career, but even a 2006 stroke that left him with limited use of an arm and leg hasn&#39;t stopped the prolific writer and director. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 20826 at http://kuow.org Playwright Alan Ayckbourn At Seattle's ACT For American Premier Electric Cars, Isabel Allende, And President Obama's Sister http://kuow.org/post/electric-cars-isabel-allende-and-president-obamas-sister <p></p><p><strong>Electric Car Company Under Congressional Scrutiny</strong><br>Fisker Automotive is the latest beneficiary of the Obama Administration’s push for renewable energy to flounder. The electric car startup <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/business/fisker-broke-down-on-the-road-to-electric-cars.html?nl=todaysheadlines&amp;emc=edit_th_20130424&amp;_r=0">recently fired 75 percent of its workforce</a> and hired bankruptcy advisers. Congress is asking questions about the propriety of federal loans to the politically well-connected company.</p><p><strong>A Conversation With Writer Isabel Allende</strong><br>Isabel Allende is a world-renowned writer, with 19 books in 35 languages. Her latest is "Maya’s Notebook," a tale that revolves around a descent into addiction and a rebirth through the love of family and place.</p><p><strong>A Conversation With President Obama’s Sister, Maya Saetoro-Ng</strong><br>A famous sibling can be a blessing or a burden. <a href="http://seattletimes.com/text/2020752174.html">Maya Saetoro-Ng</a> is the half-sister of President Obama. She uses her perspective as a history teacher to analyze how her brother’s presidency will be remembered.</p><p><strong>Seattle Theater’s Power Couple</strong><br>Seattle theater audiences know R. Hamilton “Bob” Wright from his long career onstage acting and of late, directing. Wright’s wife, Katie Forgette, is also a fixture on Seattle stages as an actress and now a playwright. Forgette’s newest play has opened at <a href="http://www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/AssistedLiving">ACT Theatre</a> directed by husband Bob Wright.</p><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday With Steve Scher 11957 at http://kuow.org Electric Cars, Isabel Allende, And President Obama's Sister "The Ramayana" Premieres At Seattle's ACT Theatre http://kuow.org/post/ramayana-premieres-seattles-act-theatre <p>“The Ramayana” is a sacred text for millions of Hindus. &nbsp;Now Seattle’s <a href="http://www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/Ramayana">ACT Theatre</a> has adapted the epic saga of good and evil for the stage. &nbsp;Playwrights Yussef El-Guindi and Stephanie Timm used an English translation of the original Sanskrit, and synthesized 24,000 verses into three hours of theater.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:47:41 +0000 Marcie Sillman 1482 at http://kuow.org "The Ramayana" Premieres At Seattle's ACT Theatre