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SIS Presents IMPENETRABLE
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Occurs every Saturday, Friday, Thursday
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8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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$6 to $16
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West of Lenin
203 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
info:
206-323-9443
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SIS Productions presents Impenetrable by Mia McCullough at West of Lenin located at 203 N 36th Street in Fremont. The play runs April 11 through May 3, 2014. Tickets are $16 for general admission, $12 for students/seniors/actors. Lower rates are available for those who buytickets in advance or come as a group. Call (206) 323-9443 or emailtickets@sis-productions.org for reservations and information. Tickets may be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets ~ call 1-800-838-3006 or go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/589187.

Inspired by true events, Impenetrable, a play by Mia McCullough, explores society's obsession with beauty in a deeply compelling and funny way. In 2007, a billboard image of a gorgeous, bikini-clad young woman appears superimposed with arrows pointing to "problem areas" that a local spa can fix. Even an ideal woman, the ad proclaims, can benefit from physical improvement. The community boycotts, but who is the outrage against? The spa owner, for tapping into women's fears? Or an entire society that values women for their looks more than their personal achievements? This smart and revealing play delves into the impossible expectations of female beauty, especially the ones women (and men) place on themselves. 

In 2012, Impenetrable was a finalist for the Mimi Steinberg / American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, which recognizes the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City.

Rated "PG" appropriate for those ten years of age and older.

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