'Anne Frank,' 'All the King's Men' slated
Seattle’s Intiman Theater has announced four of the five plays that will comprise its 2008 season.In keeping with the theater’s troubled financial state, it’s a solid slate, without being wildly ambitious. “All the King’s Men,” adapted 20 years ago by Adrian Hall from the Robert Penn Warren novel, will conclude Intiman’s five-year American Cycle of classic texts. Also on the schedule are Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett’s “The Diary of Anne Frank” and Douglas Carter Beane’s popular comedy of manners “The Little Dog Laughed.” Only new script on the lineup is a one-man-show by Andrew Weems, “Namaste Man (Lost and Found in Kathmandu).” It’s based on Weems’ experience of growing up in Africa and South Asia, and becoming an artist. One of the major regionals in Seattle, the Intiman is topped by helmer Bartlett Sher (“The Light in the Piazza”). The theater recently announced an Oct. 1 goal of raising $1.3 million to stave off a cash-flow crisis, and the org now says it is making substantial progress toward that goal. Aim is to raise another $1.5 million by April to pay off old debts.