MISS MARGARIDA'S WAY at West of Lenin May 13-22, 2022


Miss Margarida is is Russia's Putin. She is Department of Education's DeVoss. She is Florida's Desantis.

She is is Fascism's spinster aunt.

[Seattle, WA]Outrage Onstage brings their next outrageous show MISS MARGARIDA'S WAY by Roberto Athayde to Fremont's West of Lenin Theatre, May 13th through the 22nd featuring Susan Finque directed by John Vreeke.

Written in 1971 by Roberto Athayde in reaction to the dictatorship in his country, Brazil, Miss Margarida’s Way is an immersive dark comedy that looks deeply into the heart of power.

Audiences and critics in over fifty countries have cheered this allegory about totalitarianism that uses a classroom as its central metaphor. Miss Margarida teaches, teases, and taunts her eighth-grade class through mathematics, geography, history, and her own private curriculum. Unbalanced by sexual frustrations she can only express in aggression toward her students, Miss Margarida is an engaging monster; a dictator with the audience as her student body.

"Savage, mad, funny and ultimately moving [...] [Miss Margarida] is a grotesque, deranged and somehow perfectly normal school teacher [...]" - The New York Times

"A tour de force for an actress [...] part tirade, part political allegory, part expressionist vaudeville show." - New York Daily News

Experience education MISS MARGARIDA'S WAY from May 13-22, presented at West of Lenin (203 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103). Tickets prices are $Free-$40 and are available online at

Dr. Susan Finque’s home base is in Seattle where she is an actor, director, producer and educator. She was the Founding Co-Artistic Director of Seattle's Alice B. Theatre, the LGBTQ Theatre For All People, Artistic Associate of Seattle’s Group Theatre, and Interim Producing Artistic Director at Dixon Place, the notorious workshop space for NYC’s downtown performing artists. Finque comes to us most recently from Coastal Carolina University, Salve Regina University and Hamilton College, and she has taught all over the Americas. Creating courses including Global History of the Fool, Site-Specific Improvisation, and Historical Perspectives on the Development of Lesbian and Gay character in American Theatre, she is committed to opening boundaries between studio and seminar. Her production of Kiss of the Spiderwoman for Chicago's Bailiwick Theatre swept the musical categories of the Jeff awards, and she staged Comedy of Errors, 2 Henry IV and the all-male-plus-a-stowaway Taming of the Shrew for Milwaukee Shakespeare. She has played over a dozen cross/gendered characters, and her solo performance on transsexuality, T.S./ Crossing, toured the U.S. and Canada to critical acclaim. Finque was the first guest director of the Pomo Afro Homos and her award- winning production of The Baltimore Waltz was the West Coast premiere of Paula Vogel’s play. She has been a featured panelist and workshop teacher at multiple performance conferences, presenting on processional spectacles in Peru, improvisational techniques, free speech, and ensemble directions. Finque created an individual B.A. in Theatre and Communities at UCSC; she holds the M.F.A. in Directing from the newly-named Geffen School of Drama at Yale University, and her Ph.D. is from the University of Washington. She has acted and directed all over Seattle, and taught at many area colleges. Finque’s research and practices focus on the illumination of Peru’s theatre history, sacred clowns, crossing gender onstage, devising new work with culturally specific ensembles, African American performance history, LGBTQIA issues in performance and spectatorship, and wielding performance techniques as universal survival skills for the 21st century.

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WHO: Susan Finque, Outrage Onstage

WHAT: Immersive dark commedy “MISS MARGARIDA'S WAY”

WHERE: West of Lenin 203 N 36th St #204, Seattle, WA 98103

WHEN: May 13th - May 22nd

TIX: $Free-$40 at

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