Directed by Julie Beckman

February 19 – March 12, 2016
At 12th Ave Arts

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm
Tuesday March 8 at 8pm
Matinees on Sunday February 28 and Sunday March 6 at 2pm

Off the grid and barely hanging on, Ulysses unexpectantly finds his wife, Emma, at his trailer door. It’s been twenty years since their marriage was torn apart by an event that Ulysses can’t remember and Emma can’t forget. In the spirit of some of the greatest American dramas, Annapurna is built upon the hopefulness of reconciliation. Passionate, funny, fierce—it is the impossibility of scaling a mountain of strife that makes the climb so seductive.

Described as a “visceral, profound, and sometimes funny meditation on love and loss”,Annapurna is a moving and emotional play created using the most refined form of theatre: two people in a room.

The cast



Teri Lazzara – Emma

Teri is a big fan of Theatre22 and is pleased to be working with them for the first time. She has acted with many local companies including Annex Theatre, Book-it Repertory Theater, Theatre Babylon—and in two plays directed by Julie Beckman: Our American Theater Co.’sAngel’s Fall and Sound Theatre Company’s A Small Fire. Teri has participated in many festivals of 14/48: the world’s quickest theater festival, serves on their board, and is the proud recipient of their Mazen Award. Teri proudly served as Managing Director of Theater Schmeater from November 2006 through November 2012. She types fast and lives happily with a hot boyfriend named Alexander and an evil kitty named Stewie. Big love and thanks to Alber. This one’s for Dad.


John Q. Smith – Ulysses

Making his Theatre22 debut, John is honored to be working with such an amazing team onAnnapurna. John is a Northwest native and received his BFA in Acting from Cornish college of the Arts. From running his own theater company to performing on stages all over the Northwest, John has been active in the Seattle Theater scene for over twenty years. Recent favorite roles include: Charlie in The Bells at Strawshop; Eddie in Torsoat Printers Devil Theatre; Brian in These Streets at ACT/Central Heating Lab; and Uncle Charlie in August: Osage County at Balagan—for which he was awarded The Gregory Award and The Gypsy Rose Lee Award. John would like to give special thanks to his fiance, Kate, for letting him go crazy during this process and letting him dodge some wedding planning bullets! You’re the best!

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