Frank Boyd & Libby King

Patti & The Kid
Apr 12 - 15, 2018

$23 ADVANCE | $30 WEEK OF • BUY TICKETS Merrill Wright Mainstage

Thu, Apr 12–Sat, Apr 14 at 8 pm
Sun, Apr 15 at 5 pm


Theater makers Frank Boyd and Libby King have created a post-apocalyptic Western — with Nerf guns. Developed in the aftermath of the 2016 election, Patti & The Kid tells the story of two people trying to adapt to a world that's changing under their feet. With nods to the comedy of Buster Keaton and the existential absurdism of Waiting for GodotPatti & The Kid is an eccentric and tender examination of fear — and the struggle to make space for something new.


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Thu, Apr 12
Studio Supper with Manu Alfau (Manu’s Bodega, Manu’s Tacos)
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Sat, Apr 14
WTFJH? Saturdays: After the show the lobby and FUBAR will be open so audience members can connect and talk about the performance.

Sun, Apr 15
Childcare is available during Sunday performances for kids ages 2-10
(Must reserve in advance; if this is your first time purchasing childcare, you can see the show for free! Learn more)


Frank Boyd is a Seattle-based performer and writer. He is the creator of The Holler Sessions, which premiered at On the Boards in 2015 and has since toured to New York, the Netherlands, Detroit, Seattle again, Minneapolis, and will be Portland in March of 2018. Frank is a company member of the NYC-based ensembles Elevator Repair Service and the TEAM and he has also toured with Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company. Frank is originally from Michigan and came to Seattle by way of NYC. 

Libby King is a performer, writer, and mom currently living in San Francisco. She has been a member of the Brooklyn-based theatre company the TEAM for over a decade. With the TEAM she has helped create and internationally tour four award-winning published plays: RoosevElvis, Mission Drift, Architecting, and Particularly in the Heartland. Libby has also worked with Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre, Leon Ingulsrud and the SITI company, Vicky Featherstone, and the National Theatre of Scotland. Libby is originally from Nebraska and loves making movies with her wind-up toy collection. 

Maya Flory-Barnes Salas is the third generation of Seattle artists in her family. The ten year old is on her own journey of exploration, navigating various forms of expression including writing and performing arts. Already a fan and lover of the collaborative effort, Maya is excited to be making her theatrical debut in Patti & The Kid. The young artist is still a kid herself. She attends Epiphany School in Seattle where you’ll see her playing basketball on the playground. She loves music, fantasy and sci fi and is comic connoisseur. Maya enjoys spending time with her very large and supportive network of friends and family.



Development of Patti & The Kid began in Seattle with a residency at Base followed by a workshop at Z Space in San Francisco.