Wednesday, May 3, 2017

‘Here Lies Love’ Extended Through June 18

"Here Lies Love"
(Seattle Repertory Theatre)

THEATRE

Originally produced by The Public Theatre in New York and directed here by Alex Timbers, Here Lies Love is one of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s most unique presentations. First, the Bagley Wright Theatre has been transformed into a wild dance party scene with a which is a pretty unusual place to tell the story about the rise and fall of the Philippine’s first lady, Imelda Marcos. The musical’s concept and lyrics were written by the Talking Head’s David Byrne who also wrote the music for the show with Fatboy Slim. The “poperetta” stars How to Get Away with Murder’s Conrad Ricamora as Aquino, Jaygee Macapugay as Imelda, Melody Butiu as Estrella and Mark Bautista as Marcos.

Here Lies Love “chronicles the story of the People Power Revolutions that inspired the world and changed the Philippines forever. Here Lies Love traces the non-violent restoration of democracy in the Philippines in 1986,” says the theatre.

The 360-degree spectacle runs about 90 minutes long with no intermission. While there is traditional seating, there are many “floor tickets” available as well, but you’ll be expected to stand during the whole performance and shake your booty if you feel so led. (The Seattle Rep recommends that you wear comfortable shoes!)

Here Lies Love plays through June 18. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays with some matinee shown at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. Tickets vary depending on seating location and performances. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (206) 443-2222. The Seattle Repertory Theatre is located at 155 Mercer St., Seattle 98109.