The Fruit Salad Show @ Seattle Public Library

A fresh family show 🥝🍓🥭

📸: Fruit Salad Show

📆 Sunday, November 5th
⏰ 1 pm

📍 Seattle Public Library – Central Library: 1000 4th Ave, Seattle
🎟 Free

There’s a cool new family event in town—The Fruit Salad Show, produced by theatre artist and educator Tootsie Spangles.

“It’s an all-ages comedy and variety show written and performed by performers of all ages,” Spangles said in an interview with The Ticket. “It centers queer voices and gives a joyful middle finger (metaphorically, this is an all-ages show after all) to those that would rather that queer people not exist and to those that think queer adults have no business being around kids. The show is fast-paced, earnest, and weird, and I hope people leave feeling a sense of belonging.”

It’s free to attend, though donations are always welcome. This is made possible partially through a collaboration with the Seattle Public Library. “Between book bans, drag bans, and cuts to funding for arts organizations and libraries across our country, this feels like a fitting partnership.”

The Fruit Salad Show launched on October 14th and hopes to continue in perpetuity. For that first performance, Spangles explained, “some adult-aged sketch performers were initially worried if they could be funny doing ‘all-ages comedy.’ I wasn’t worried about it. I’m in a variety of classrooms and teach everything from burlesque 101 to adults, musical theatre to kindergarteners, and Shakespeare to middle schoolers. I know that there is a lot of overlap and camaraderie in what we all find funny or struggle with, dream about, care about, and there is also so much humor in the misunderstandings between generations.

All in all, “expect unexpected drag, puppets, slam poems about public transportation, dance of all genres, book recommendations, and a DJ in a rhinestone banana suit.”


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.