November 05, 2012
Armstrong & McFadden Star at SCT
: Quinn Armstrong and Ben McFadden in "Danny, King of the Basement". Photo by Chris Bennion.
Cornish alums Quinn Armstrong (TH ‘12) & Ben McFadden (TH ‘08) are featured performers in the Seattle Children’s Theater production, Danny, King of the Basement.
Two Cornish alums Quinn Armstrong (TH ‘12) and Ben McFadden (TH ‘08) headline the Seattle Children’s Theater’s inspirational and uplifting story about one boy’s resilience in the face of homelessness, Danny, King of the Basement. Armstrong stars as Danny and McFadden is his best friend, Angelo (pictured, photo by Chris Bennion). The play, by Canadian playwright David S. Craig, is under the direction of SCT Artistic Associate Rita Giomi.
In its production of Danny, King of the Basement, SCT asks us to imagine life as a child without a secure home, growing up as your family struggles with severe financial hardships. Danny uses his imaginative secret agent life to help himself and his friends overcome the cold realities of a tough childhood. He remains optimistic for his mother’s sake through plenty of uncertainties, hunger and a lack of things most children take for granted. When he’s humiliated at school, Danny runs away in search of his long absent father. It’s then that Danny realizes friendships and truth are the best foundation for a real home.
According to the Seattle Times, the cast members “tackle humorous, lively creative play with crowd-pleasing gusto.”
Danny, King of the Basement is now open; it runs through November 18 at SCT at its Eve Alvord Theatre at Seattle Center.
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