Samantha Rund, actress and theater faculty for Explorations, will be playing the role of Sadie in Taproot Theatre's regional premiere of "Gee's Bend."
Gee's Bend is presented by Taproot Theatre from January 30-February 28, 2009, with previews on January 28 & 29.
"Them quilts could tell stories them people'll never know." – Sadie
This critically acclaimed play captures the rich story of the women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, where discarded rags, scraps and bits of thread are pieced into works of beauty. Their compelling stories, like the spirituals they sing and the quilts they create, form a striking patchwork of the African-American journey of the past century.
Actress Samantha Rund is pictured during last year's Explorations program for middle school students. Middle school students will have the opportunity to work with Samantha at Centrum during the week of March 8-13, 2009.
Taproot Theatre Company was founded in 1976 by six college graduates from Seattle Pacific University. From its humble beginnings as a touring group, the company has now become one of Seattle's largest mid-size theatre companies. Today, Taproot Theatre serves over 150,000 people annually throughout the Pacific Northwest with a full Mainstage season, touring programs and Acting Studio.
Taproot theatre offers Teen Tix – $5 tickets for teenagers ages 13-18 who show their Teen Tix card day of show at the box office. Sign up is free on the Teen Tix website. Taproot Theatre's box office is at 204 N. 85th Street, Seattle. Contact the box office by phone at 206.781.9707 (Tues. – Sat., 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.). Patrons may e-mail the box office with ticket inquiries, but payment must take place over the phone or in person.