Once More, Just For You @ Seattle Public Theater

Sci-fi for Seattle 🛸

📸: Joe Iano Photography
| Amy Poisson |
Featuring Belinda Fu (in foreground), Ina Chang (in background)

📅 Saturday, February 3rd – Sunday February 25th
📍 Seattle Public Theater: 7312 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle
🎟 $10 – $100

Playwright Maggie Lee and director Amy Poisson are longtime collaborators, having worked together at local companies Macha Theatre Works and Seattle Public Theater (Macha’s new home, where Poisson is the Producing Artistic Director). Their latest, Once More, Just for Youis a speculative-fiction drama that’s “an existential, thought-provoking personal journey with an awesome time machine,” according to the pair. 

“On the surface, it’s a story about time travel,” Lee and Poisson told The Ticket in a joint interview, “but following in the tradition of classic science fiction, it’s really about complex moral questions and human emotions. Is it ever possible to fix anything or anyone if you already know what’s going to happen? We feel the play taps uniquely into Seattle’s adult geek culture as a curious, thoughtful science-fiction story for a grownup audience.” 

Their previous plays together, such as The Flight Before Xmas, the Gregory Award-winning Sheathed, and the New Providence steampunk trilogy (The Clockwork ProfessorA Hand of TalonsThe Tumbleweed Zephyr), have been a fruitful partnership. And it doesn’t seem like they’re stopping anytime soon. 

“We love our team! We have worked together as playwright and director for over 10 years, and this is our seventh show together, so we share a pretty special bond. Our cast is an incredible group of Asian American female-identifying actors who are kickass in every way, [and] they are going to make you belly laugh and tear at your heartstrings, all at the same time.” 

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Marcus Gorman

Marcus Gorman is a Seattle-based playwright and film programmer. He once raised money for a synagogue by marathoning 15 Adam Sandler movies in one weekend. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter @marcus_gorman.