Reading Series:

Eyes Up High in the Redwood Tree

A New Play by Albatross Affiliate Artist

Annika Bennett (she/her)

Directed by Michael F. Myers (he/him)

Sunday, November 17 at 7pm

The Auditorium at University Heights Center

Pay What You Choose Admission

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It’s 1964 and Ken’s band of Merry Pranksters take off in a multicolor bus to catch the release of his latest attempt at the Great American Novel. It’s 1968 and Viv battles with the sudden disappearance of her larger-than-life husband. It’s also 1989 and 1947, no time and every time. Eyes Up High in the Redwood Tree is a historically INaccurate exploration of the mythical life and times of the original explorer of the synapses, son of the Beats, and the father of the hippie movement (and alleged literary burnout) – Ken Kesey. The play also draws inspiration from Neal Cassady & On the Road, from Tom Wolfe & The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, from Kesey’s own Sometimes a Great Notion, and from the stories and lies the Pranksters told along the way. After all, isn’t it all the truth, even if it didn’t happen?

Featuring Shanna Allman (she/her), Tim Gouran (he/him), Marissa Wyll (she/her), Keith Ordonez (he/him), Noelle McCabe (she/her), Jake LaViola (he/him), and Mark Fox (he/him), with Ian Stewart (he/him) on stage directions.

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The Auditorium at UHeights (University Heights Center): 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. A wheelchair lift is available at the SW entrance (off Brooklyn Ave) with a max capacity of 350 lbs. Please call UHeights staff for assistance at 206.235.8567.

Albatross Theatre Lab is a member of the UHeights Theatre Alliance.


Pay What You Choose Admission; first come, first served seating. No tickets or RSVPs required.

Photography by Xandria Nirvana Easterday Callahan.