Photo credit Mark Kitaoka and Tracy Martin


Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel "Ragtime" by E. L. Doctorow
Directed by Peter Rothstein
5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, WA, 2017

“Directed thoughtfully by Peter Rothstein, this is a leaner, less decorous take on the show than the opulent original staging. It’s set on a bare stage, apart from the chairs and a grand piano. But there’s no less drama and a full rendering of Stephen Flaherty’s panoramic, tuneful score, with incisive lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.” -The Seattle Times

“Director Peter Rothstein makes brilliant use of a recurring motif—silhouettes of people's bodies, shadowy forms brightly lit from behind—referencing them in nearly every element of the performance, from the props to the narrative to the actors themselves.” - TheStranger.com