Though only one woman will grace the stage, a baker’s dozen of characters will materialize in Sara Carbone’s Pieces of Her playing at 18th and Union from June 20-22. The actress sings, speaks and dances through the 70-minute, semi-autobiographical play. It’s a musical dramedy about navigating the triumphs and perils of the professional acting world and learning how to find your voice as an artist. The show follows her attempts to climb out from under the weight of a strong-willed father, unfriendly classmates, and two unruly manifestations of her psyche battling things out in her head, which sounds interesting.
“The play captures the experience of growing up as a child actress and into adulthood as an artist and how that journey can be one of incredible joy and magic as well as disillusionment and self-doubt,” says Carbone. “The piece explores what artists sometimes go through around their art and their sense of themselves, particularly around creating original work.”
Directed by Mik Kuhlman, Pieces of Her will be presented at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets for 18th & Union co-presentations are sold on a 3-tier Choose Your Own Price model: Discount (for those who need it), Full Price (for those who can afford it) and Give a Little More (for those who have it to share). Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 206.937.6499. The theatre is located at 1406 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122.