…a timeless tale of love and forgiveness

A West Coast Premiere

Directed by Corey McDaniel

September 11 thru October 3, 2020
Performed at Seattle Public Theatre – 7312 West Green Lake Dr N.

Thursdays– Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm with hosted talkbacks

*PWYC Preview Thursday September 10th at 8pm

**Special Industry Night Monday September 21st at 8pm









Recipient of the the 2018 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, Nonsense and Beauty by Scott Sickles follows the eminent British novelist E.M. Forster as his romance with Bob Buckingham, a policeman 23 years his junior, falls prey to his fear of discovery. After Bob marries May, a young nurse, Forster remains ensnared in a turbulent and unique love triangle until his death nearly 40 years later. Based on a true story, Nonsense and Beauty captures the wit and wisdom of one of the last century’s great writers.

“The palpable yearnings of its characters in a time of social repression, even for a renowned writer such as Forster, make it a fascinating and absorbing story.” ~ Mark Bretz, Ladue News

“…[A]n engaging and provocative play that questions whether love is always worth pursuing regardless of the cost. Sometimes it’s impossible to know for certain. All we can do is disregard the nonsense and embrace the beauty.” ~ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“A lovingly crafted work of substance, that means something, where the attention to detail is strong, and the approach thoughtful.” ~ Lynne Venhaus, St. Louis Limelight

$30 General Admission $25 Senior/Military $15 Student/Industry

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Please Note: Merchant and Service fees are not included in ticket prices and will be added to your final order. Online sales end at 6pm for day-of tickets. Check the contents of your cart before completing your purchase to ensure everything is correct. All ticket sales are final. No Refunds.Your tickets may be exchanged for another performance with a minimum of 24 hours notice (subject to availability) by calling the box office at 206.257.2203.

*Special discounts, complimentary tickets, and discount codes are not available for the final two performances of each production.  


THE Cast and Crew…

To be announced soon…


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