Yankee Tavern will give you conspiracy fill

By Winter Dorval - Staff Reporter

A visit to the Renton Civic Theatre to get you a look inside the Yankee Tavern, and slog through conspiracy theories.

This play, running through Oct. 7 was written by Steven Dietz.

It's set in a condemned New York bar, in 2006, five years after Sept. 11, 2001.

The play features a man who owns the bar, his fiancé, and her father.

"At its base it's a relationship drama between the engaged couple, and her dad," said Anthony Pallozzi, director of the play.

"It's also a comedy and people need a good laugh, and a good think," he said.

Dietz has written more than 30 plays, and his works have been translated into 10 languages.

"He did so much research into what was going on. Everything he pulls is focused, and to the point. It's all of the conspiracies that were being talked about in the time after 9/11," Pallozzi said.

Since there were so many different conspiracies circulating, Steven Dietz uses this uncertainty to keep the audience guessing.

"It deals with trust, not only between the three main characters, but also between the people and the government and how easily that can be broken," Pallozzi said.

Yankee Tavern is a political play, that plants seeds of doubt and makes people wonder, Palozzi said.

"With all the fake news coming from both sides we're having to really research and dig to find the truth," he said.

Performances will be on Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 6, and 7 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $17 for students and seniors, and $22 for adults.

The address is 507 S. 3rd St., Renton.

Visit rentoncivictheatre.org for additional information and tickets.

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