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Special: The Play's the Thing

Marcie Sillman

Despite the allure of high tech entertainment choices, live theater is still alive in America. And Seattle is one of its hotbeds. Yes, you read that right, Seattle. With more than half a dozen resident professional companies and a myriad of fringe theaters, Seattle has been a mecca for theater artists for more than forty years. But artistic success doesn’t necessarily translate into financial solvency. In the new radio documentary, The Play's the Thing, KUOW’s Special Projects Reporter/Producer Marcie Sillman looks at Seattle’s rich theater community and the challenges to its future health.