Justin Huertas

Justin Huertas
Photo by: Kristina R Corbitt

Lizard Boy (working title)
By Justin Huertas, Directed by Jerry Manning
January 25 – February 3

Justin Huertas is well-known in the Seattle arts community as an actor (Speech & Debate, Seattle Rep; Spring Awakening and Avenue Q, Balagan Theatre; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, ArtsWest), but this will be his first public foray into playwriting. Seattle Rep’s new commission by Huertas, Lizard Boy (working title), will be workshopped during the festival under the direction of Artistic Director Jerry Manning. In Lizard Boy, a young concert cellist discovers he has superpowers that seem to emanate from his cello bow. Manning describes the play as “Marvel Comics meets chamber operetta.” Huertas serves as writer, librettist and composer for this new theatrical experiment with live music.

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