Saturday, August 15, 2015

Bend: "Comedy of Errors" 8/22/15

Lay It Out Events presents
an interpreted performance of
Shakespeare in the Park
Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Doors open at 6:00p; performance at 7:00p
Drake Park in Bend, Or

The Shakespeare in the Park series is one of the benchmark cultural events in Central Oregon. Lay It Out Events and Portland’s Northwest Classical Theatre Company are again bringing the Bard back to Bend and Sunriver for three brilliant performances of Shakespeare’s most farcical comedy: Comedy of Errors.

One of the Bard’s earliest plays, Comedy of Errors hinges on the ripe premise of identical twins separated at birth whose paths cross to knee-slapping effect. (Sound familiar? The 1988 film Big Business, starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin, is based on this story.) Puns, word play, and slap-stick humor come together to create one of the world’s most entertaining and wild stories of mistaken identity.

Tickets: Seats have been placed on hold for sightline to the interpreters and those who need accessible seating. Please contact Lay It Out Events at (541) 323-0964 or by email for access to those seats and more information.

Seat prices range from $22 – $75.

VIP ticket holders (only $75) will receive premium seating, 2 drink tickets and dinner.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

"The Lady Onstage" [free] interpreted performance 7/14/15

Profile Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of

The playwright, Erin Bregman, with Olga's costume.
The Lady Onstage 
by Erin Bregman

Interpreted on Tuesday, July 14th at 7:30 pm
Profile Theater on the Morrison Stage
1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR

This staged reading is presented as part of Profile Theatre's In Dialogue series for the 2015 Sarah Ruhl season. The staged readings are free and open to the public, but seats must be reserved and you will pick up a ticket for your seat at the box office. Request seating in the interpreted section when you make your reserrvation via email or phone:
503.242.0080 /

"THE LADY ONSTAGE explores the life and work of Olga Knipper, a name unfamiliar to most, but perhaps best known as “Chekhov’s wife”. Olga was a key creative genius in the history of modern theatre; she was not only the originator of the leading female roles in Chekhov’s four major plays, but also became the de facto chief representative of the Moscow Art Theater when they toured the United States. THE LADY ONSTAGE takes us into the psyche of an actress at the moment when theater changed forever, giving us an inside perspective on the radical choices artists make in the name of Art and Love."


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"In the Next Room or the vibrator play" interpreted Fri 6/19 at Profile Theatre

Profile Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of

By Sarah Ruhl
DATE: Fri 6/19/15 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 1515 SW Morrison St. Portland, OR 97205
TICKETS: Call or email the box office at 503.242.0080 / Regular price tickets $32; click on "tickets" for more information about special programs (Oregon Trail Card holders; Chinook book; Teacher; and more)

Directed by Adriana Baer

Enter the home of Dr. Givings: husband, doctor, inventor and healer of feminine hysteria. As this man of science pioneers new therapies for women in the dawning age of electricity, his young wife Catherine begins to wonder what exactly is going on behind the closed door of his operating theatre. In the Next Room, or the vibrator play is a wickedly humorous tale of sex, intimacy and the discovery of pleasure.

In the Next Room or the vibrator play contains adult themes and nudity.

Performances run approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.
“But as Ruhl writes it, and Adriana Baer directs it for Profile, and her sparkling cast acts it, the joke’s a lead-in to some more probing explorations of gender, tenderness, emotional fulfillment, and the dawning of women’s rights…Profile’s In the Next Room is quite lovely to look at, with an ornate yet open set by Stephen Dobay and some ravishing period costumes by Sarah Gahagan.” – Bob Hicks, Oregon ArtsWatch

Monday, June 15, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre: "The Liar" interpreted 6/20/15

Artists Repertory Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of

By David Ives
adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille
Directed By Dámaso Rodriguez

DATE & TIME: Saturday, June 20 at 2:00 pm
LOCATION:  1515 SW Morrison St., Portland. OR 97205, on the Alder Stage
TICKETS: *special price: ASL seating can be secured by emailing or calling 503.241.1278. Mention the code ASLART and get 2 for 1 tickets!  

"From the brilliant, comedic mind of David Ives (All in the Timing, Venus in Fur) comes a hilarious “translaptation” of this 17th Century French romp, replete with wild misassumptions, mistaken identities and tangled truths. Played out in outrageously clever verse, expect lightning-fast pace, anachronistic twists and a hip cast, with plenty of nods to Corneille’s neo-classical original.

Sound Design by Resident Artist Rodolfo Ortega

NW Premiere

RUNNING TIME: Approximately 2 hours plus one intermission."

Sunday, May 31, 2015

"She is King" interpreted performance

Boom Arts presents
an interpreted performance of
the West Coast premiere of

She is King

Sunday, June 7 at 2:00 pm
at Coho Theatre
2257 NW Raleigh St., Portland OR
Purchase tickets online.

Oregonlive interviewed the playwright and performer, Laryssa Husiak, which you can read here: "BoomArts' 'She Is King' channels tennis legend Billie Jean King."

More about this production:
"Boom Arts presents the West Coast premiere of She is King, a hilarious, heartbreaking multimedia documentary theatre production about pioneering American woman athlete and tennis legend Billie Jean King. In She Is King, acclaimed Minneapolis-based creator/performer Laryssa Husiak and New York director Katherine Brook recreate a series of King's real television interviews from the 1970s--complete with period video technologies, fake potted plants, and hairdos true to their time. As the cameras roll, we witness King’s resilience and courage as she boldly breaks the glass ceiling for women in sports amid rampant gender bias. Don’t miss this unique occasion to celebrate this true American hero and pass on an important part of women’s and sports history to up-and-coming generations."

"Three Days of Rain" interpreted at PCS this week

an interpreted performance of

By Richard Greenberg 
Directed by Chris Coleman

Date: Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Location: 128 NW Eleventh Avenue, Portland, OR
Tickets: purchase online with promo code SIGN
or call the Box Office at 503-445-3700
Interpreters: Dot Hearn, Jayodin Mosher, Kassie Hughes

"A newly discovered journal recalls Greenwich Village in the early 1960s when two young architects (unaware they’re on the brink of fame) struggle with plans for the iconic Janeway House. The journal is left to their children thirty years later, who must sort out the murky mystery behind their lives—and loves. This Pulitzer Prize-nominated play will star beloved actors from the hit Portland-filmed NBC television series GRIMM: Silas Weir Mitchell (Monroe) and Sasha Roiz (Captain Renard); they are joined by Lisa Datz."

Monday, May 11, 2015

May and June Interpreted Theatre

This is an overview of some of the upcoming theatrical performances for May and June. There is a lot of theatrical interpreting happening in the next couple of months. The links below will lead you to more information. 

Before we get to the interpreted performances, in case you haven't heard, Oregon School for the Deaf is putting on a show this week. The play, "Kiss the Moon," is the students' adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing." The play was created by and will be performed by the students. 

Tues 5/12, Wed 5/13, Thur 5/14 at 7:00 pm
Oregon School for the Deaf, Peck Gym Stage
999 Locust St SE, Salem, OR

May Interpreted Performances

Phantom of the Opera
Touring Broadway Production
Thur 5/14 at 7:30 pm
Keller Auditorium
222 SW Clay St, Portland, Oregon 97201

Sat 5/16 at noon
Northwest Children's Theatre and School 
1819 NW Everett St, Portland, Oregon 97209


Sat 5/16 at 7:00 pm
PAC  Sylvania Campus, 12000 SW 49th Ave 
Portland, Oregon 97219

Sun 5/17 at 2:00 pm
Portland State University
1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland OR 97201

Thur 5/21 at 7:30 pm
Ellen Bye Studio
128 NW 11th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97209

Fri 5/22 at 7:30 pm
Imago Theatre 17 SE 8th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97214

Sat 5/23 at 2:00 pm
1515 SW Morrison St
Portland, Oregon 97205

Sun 5/24 at 2:00 pm
Imago Theatre 17 SE 8th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97214

June Interpreted Performances

Thur 6/4 at 7:30 pm
Main Stage
128 NW 11th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97209

Sun 6/7 at 2:00 pm
Boom Arts at CoHo Theatre
2257 NW Raleigh St
Portland, Oregon 97210

Fri 6/19 at 7:30 pm
1515 SW Morrison St
Portland, Oregon 97205

Sat 6/20 at 2:00 pm
1515 SW Morrison St
Portland, Oregon 97205