Rapture, Blister, Burn

Winter Dorval - Staff Reporter



Rapture Blister Burn will split your sides with laughter, and boil your blood with envy.

"The Burien Actors Theater has produced a number of very interesting plays, many comedies. To that extent, BAT has produced shows like this before. However, Rapture, Blister, Burn is a unique show. It is funny and probing at the same time," said Eric Dickman, artistic director.

The performance will be co-directed by Beau Prichard and Barbara Cawley.

"This fast-paced comedy tells the story of female college roommates meeting years later. Their lives have taken different paths. One has a husband and family. The other a career as a college professor," said Dickman.

"Did they make the right choices? When they meet they look at that question. Overlaid over this story is a look at feminism from the perspective of three generations of women."

The script was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

"This play looks humorous. It brings up a lot of issues (feminism, pornography, mid-life crises)," Dickman said.

"It also looks at how feminism has affected the views of women over the years. Those who came before, during, and after the revolution for women."

The Burien Actors Theater is expecting good attendance for this show, said Dickman.

Rapture Blister Burn played in Seattle in 2013. This will be its second showing in the Northwest.

"It is a comedy, which we can all use now. However, it also addresses issues that many of us deal with on a daily basis," said Dickman.

The show will run from Feb. 16 to March 11.

Friday and Saturday shows will be at 8 p.m., and matinees are Sundays at 2 p.m.

The address is 14501 4th Avenue SW, Burien.

"This is a great show for Highline College students," Dickman said.

Tickets for students are $10, $20 for general admission, and $17 for seniors and active military.

There is a group rate of $12 for 10 or more people.

For tickets and more information visit burienactorstheatre.org/.

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