Seattle Rep Costume and Prop Sale

I’ve always harbored fantasies of becoming an actress. Not necessarily to bask in the limelight; I’m far too shy for that. I would be in it solely for the costumes. The urge to dress up like the Queen of England on any given Tuesday is probably why I’ve resisted the whole Renaissance Faire thing. I think I might get a little too into it, if you know what I mean. My level of sanity (and credit rating) will be tested at the Rep’s Costume and Prop Sale. They’re clearing out their closets and unloading hundreds of costumes, props, and wigs from the last 36 seasons. (They haven’t had a sale like this since 1974.) Prices go from $10 to $1,000. Some of the more elaborate pieces will be offered in a silent auction. Sizes run from a women’s 0 all the way up to a men’s 48 suit. And costumes range from the Shakespearean to gorilla suits. So if next week you see a girl picking up a six-pack down at QFC in a turquoise kimono, she’s, um, just practicing for a play. SUZIE RUGH

Sat., June 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2009

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