Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"Cyrano" interpreted at PCS 4/23/15

Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of

DATE & TIME: Thursday 4/23/15 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Portland Center Stage at The Armory
128 NW 11th, Portland, OR on the Main Stage
INTERPRETERS: Rich Hall, Dot Hearn, Kassie Hughes
TICKETS: $25 with promo code SIGN
or call the Box Office 503-445-3700

"With its original setting and the glorious costumes of 17th century France, this classic romantic comedy has been given a 21st century feel with a snappy modern adaptation.Cyrano tells the story of a great swordsman with a beautiful soul, who is hampered by a huge nose that makes him believe he is incapable of being loved by the beautiful Roxane. When he learns that Roxane and a handsome young soldier named Christian are infatuated with each other, he writes beautiful love letters for her suitor that lead to a calamitous love triangle. Filled with swordplay, romance and amped-up humor, this is the funniest Cyranoyou will ever see."
Run Time: Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission.
Note: Cyrano is recommended for ages 10+. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production. This production contains heart-stopping swordplay and swoon-inducing romance.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

"The People's Republic of Portland" - interpreted 4/9 at PCS

Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of

 The People's Republic of Portland

Written and performed by Lauren Weedman 
Directed by Rose Riordan

DATE & TIME: Thu 4/9/15 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland
Portland Center Stage at The Armory
TICKETS: use promo code SIGN for $25 interpreted section price
*as of 4/2: only 6 tickets left*
SIGN COACH: Justin Coleman

Star of HBO’s Looking and former Daily Show correspondent Lauren Weedman is back with her sold-out hit The People’s Republic of Portland. Two years ago we invited Lauren to return to Portland following the run of her show BUST at PCS. We knew she had some unique perspectives on all things Rose City; and we had a hunch it would be really, really funny to put them on stage. And Lauren proved us right. She returns this spring for a limited run, so grab a PBR, put on your skinniest jeans and explore kombucha-estactic-dance-bicycle-obsessed Portland with Lauren all over again.

Run Time: Approximately 95 minutes; no intermission.

Note: The People’s Republic of Portland is recommended for ages 14+; contains mature language. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production. There is no late seating or re-entry in the Ellyn Bye Studio.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"The Invisible Hand" interpreted Sat. 4/4 at 2:00p

Artists Repertory Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of

Saturday, April 4th at 2:00 pm
1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR

Interpreters: Rich Hall and Dot Hearn

By Ayad Akhtar
Directed By Allen Nause^

The 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s tense plot involves a kidnapped American “futures” trader in Pakistan playing the market for his life. In this riveting, shockingly relevant play, taut scenarios unfold as the trader works to earn his release while unwittingly handing the tools for financial chaos and political vindication to his captor.

Designs by Resident Artists Kristeen Willis Crosser & Sharath Patel 

Produced in association with Seattle’s ACT Theatre

RUNNING TIME: Approximately 1 hour & 40 minutes plus one intermission.

RECOMMENDATIONS: For adults and older teens. Profanity.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Interpreted Plays: March and April 2015

There are a number of interpreted performances in March and April. A little bit of something for pretty much everyone: family drama, a musical, political and international intrigue, fast-paced comedy that is never the same show twice, a classic romantic comedy, and a seldom seen Arthur Miller masterpiece! You can click on the links to be transported to the websites for the individual plays. And I will post more about each production as it nears.

But here is your handy pocket guide to some of the upcoming interpreted performances between now and the end of April.

If you haven't already seen it and you're surfing for something to do tonight, or you want to see it one more time - the final interpreted performance of "Tribes" happens tonight at Artists Repertory Theatre at 7:30 pm. Call ahead to make sure tickets are still available - or show up and get your name on the standby list.

Interpreted Performances for March and April 2015

"Other Desert Cities"
at Portland Center Stage
Thursday, March 12th at 7:30 pm

"Hairspray, The Broadway Musical"
at Portland Community College, Sylvania campus
Saturday, March 14th at 7:00 pm

"The Invisible Hand"
at Artists Repertory Theatre
Saturday, April 4th at 2:00 pm

"The People's Republic of Portland"
at Portland Center Stage
Thursday, April 9th at 7:30 pm

at Portland Center Stage
Thursday, April 23rd at 7:30 pm

"The Price"
at Artists Repertory Theatre
Saturday, April 25th at 2:00 pm


Thursday, March 5, 2015

PCS "Other Desert Cities" interpreted 3/12/15

Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of

By Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Timothy Bond

Interpreted Thursday, March 12th at 7:30 pm
Portland Center Stage at The Armory
128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland, OR
on the Main Stage
Interpreters: Krista Harmon and Cheryl Witters
Tickets: uses promo code SIGN for correct price in the interpreted section

The Story: In this Broadway hit and Pulitzer Prize nominee, Brooke Wyeth returns home after a long absence to visit her well-connected, conservative parents in Palm Springs. In a dramatic shift, Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history — a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the desert sand and dares them all to cross it. “All family reunions should be this satisfying” said The New York Times, praising the play as a ” witty, deeply enjoyable family drama.” A co-production with Syracuse Stage in New York.

Run Time:
Approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes, including one intermission.

Other Desert Cities is recommended for ages 16+; contains strong language and mature content. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production. The actors in this production will be using tobacco-free herbal cigarettes. This production features brilliant mid-century architecture and close-to-home family dynamics.

"Tribes" at Artists Repertory Theatre Closes this Weekend

 The final interpreted performance of
at Artists Repertory Theatre
on the Alder Stage
 1515 SW Morrison St, Portland. OR 97205
Saturday, March 7th, at 7:30 pm
Tickets: use code TRIBESASL for 20% off ticket price.

The production closes on Sunday, March 8th with a 2:00 matinee.