Actors Justine Yu-Ping Davis and Timothy Duval rehearse for Centerstage’s upcoming production of “Let There Be Love.” Photo courtesy of Centerstage

Actors Justine Yu-Ping Davis and Timothy Duval rehearse for Centerstage’s upcoming production of “Let There Be Love.” Photo courtesy of Centerstage

‘Let There Be Love’ in Federal Way

Centerstage presents the first fully-staged production of the play at the Knutzen Family Theater.

Starting Jan. 31, Centerstage is taking the community on a journey of 2020 love.

Performed for the first time ever, “Let There Be Love,” written by Mrinalini Kamath and directed by Alyson Soma, will showcase the depth of how love and technology are intertwined and if truth is ever really subjective.

Centerstage Artistic Director Trista Duval said she is excited Centerstage will be the first theater to perform a fully-staged production because she knows that this play will take the theater world by storm.

One thing that is more unique about this production, she said, is that it was written by a woman of color, and in the theater world you are much more likely to find plays written by white men.

Centerstage has also been looking for more ways to increase their diversity in cast and shows, Duval said.

“In this show, the team is culturally and ethnically diverse,” she said. “Bringing diversity into the arts is something you have to do very purposefully. You have to prioritize it.”

One of the reasons Centerstage chose this show was because it is something that was written in a different voice but that everyone could still relate to.

“These are universal themes written by a voice we don’t get to hear very often,” Duval said.

Duval is looking forward to how the audience will react to this production, as it’s different from most plays.

“Aside from the fact it will be a highly enjoyable experience, modern day plays are not done very often,” she said, noting its going to be a very enjoyable experience for everyone, and particularly for the younger audience that have grown up in a more technological world.

According to Centerstage’s website, “…The show was workshopped in New York and here at UW Seattle, so Centerstage is very proud to present it in its premiere.”

The show begins Jan. 31 at the Knutzen Family theater at Dumas Bay, and tickets can be purchased at centerstagetheatre.com.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@federalwaymirror.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.federalwaymirror.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Life

The Enumclaw library is passing out free at-home rapid COVID tests. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
8 King County libraries passing out at-home rapid COVID tests

Supply is limited; patrons are asked to limit themselves to two tests per household.

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
Car review: 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

By Larry Lark, contributor The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport full-size SUV has… Continue reading

2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport
Car review: 2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport is… Continue reading

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS
Car review: 2021 Chevy Trailblazer RS

By Larry Lark, contributor Chevy’s 2021 Trailblazer is an entry-level, compact SUV… Continue reading

2021 Toyota Corolla XSE
Car review: 2021 Toyota Corolla XSE

By Larry Lark, contributor Hatchbacks are all about versatility and fun. The… Continue reading

tsr
Celebrate the holiday season in Federal Way

Santa parades, holiday tree lighting, Federal Way holiday market and more.

Centerstage Theatre
Centerstage Theatre’s holiday pantomime tradition returns

“Puss in Boots” is showing Nov. 27 through Dec. 19 in Federal Way.

2022 Infiniti QX60 Autograph
Car review: 2022 Infiniti QX60 Autograph

By Larry Lark, contributor If you want your SUV to make a… Continue reading

2022 Mini Cooper S 2-door. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2022 Mini Cooper S 2-door

By Larry Lark, contributor They don’t come around very often, but when… Continue reading

2022 Telluride Nightfall Edition
Car review: 2022 Kia Telluride

By Larry Lark, contributor Big, bold and boxy, that’s the newly tweaked… Continue reading

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland
Car review: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland

By Larry Lark, contributor With almost 30 years and four generations under… Continue reading