2017-18 Season List

2017-18 Season Pocket Guide

Here is the quick list of plays for the upcoming season. Links will be added to the theatres and the plays. I will also be doing individual ...

Monday, December 11, 2017

video: "A Christmas Carol" interpreted

a signed video about Portland Playhouse's production of

two interpreted performances
- Wed 12/13 at 7:00pm 
- Fri 12/33 at 2:00 pm)



This play is being performed at
Portland Opera's Hampton Opera Center, 211 SE Caruthers Street, Portland

If ordering tickets online, select from the YELLOW seats
for Community discounted price and correct location.

Admission price includes a glass of wine or beer.
Other drinks and snacks are available for purchase.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Wed 12/13: "A Christmas Carol" interpreted (1 of 2)

*UPDATE*
Tickets for the interpreted performances can now be ordered online.
Select from the YELLOW SEATS
for the Community discounted tickets in the correct section.

Portland Playhouse  presents
TWO interpreted performances of
By Charles Dickens
Adaptation and original lyrics by Rick Lombardo
Original Music by Anna Lackaff and Rick Lombardo

Interpreted: Wed 12/13 at 7:00 pm
                      Fri 12/22 at 2:00 pm

Tickets:  $25 for ASL Patrons,
call  the Box Office (503) 488-5822 or order online (yellow section)

Location: Hampton Opera Center, 221 SE Caruthers Street, Portland.  
There is ample parking and quick access to the street car, 
max trains and buses at the base of the Tilikum Crossing.
Join Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly spirits who visit on Christmas Eve and guide the grumpy miser through a redemptive and transformative journey towards friendship and love.  Hopeful, musical, and above all fun; our production has won three awards, including: BEST PLAY, BEST ENSEMBLE, and BEST DIRECTOR.
"A hopeful, musical, and above all, FUN production of this holiday classic."


Sunday, December 3, 2017

PCS: "A Christmas Memory" & "Winter Song" - interpreted

Portland Center Stage at The Armory
presents
an interpreted performance of



Come early to enjoy the on-stage bar, featuring wine, beer and hard cider, and write down a favorite winter memory that might be used in Winter Song! 
DATE & TIME: Thu 12/7 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW 11th Ave, Portland 97209
TICKETS: use promo code SIGN or call the Box Office 503-445-3700
INTERPRETERS: Sarah Hewlett (Winter Song) & Dana Walls (A Christmas Memory)
SIGN COACH: Justin Coleman


A Christmas Memory
By Truman Capote

An autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood, A Christmas Memory is a tiny gem of a holiday story, offering an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship between two innocent souls — one young and one old — and their shared memories of beloved holiday rituals.


-paired with-

Winter Song
By Merideth Kaye Clark & Brandon Woolley

The brilliant singer Merideth Kaye Clark (Fiddler on the Roof and The Last Five Years at The Armory, Wicked national tour) and director Brandon Woolley are creating an original presentation of favorite songs that celebrate winter and all it represents: love, loss, family, solitude, renewal and friendship.

“Winter is the most emotionally complicated season. The music that it inspires is rich. There are, of course, holiday songs. But we were more interested in the music that captures other winter feelings. Traveling home or hunkering down in the cold. The loneliness and isolation the darkness brings. The gatherings of families and communities.” - Merideth Kaye Clark



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

"A Christmas Carol" 12/13 (eve) & 12/22 (matinee)

Portland Playhouse  presents
TWO interpreted performances of
By Charles Dickens
Adaptation and original lyrics by Rick Lombardo
Original Music by Anna Lackaff and Rick Lombardo


Interpreted: Wed 12/13 at 7:00 pm
                      Fri 12/22 at 2:00 pm

Tickets:  $25 for ASL Patrons, you must call
 the Box Office to order (503) 488-5822

Location: Hampton Opera Center, 221 SE Caruthers Street, Portland.  
There is ample parking and quick access to the street car, 
max trains and buses at the base of the Tilikum Crossing.

Join Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly spirits who visit on Christmas Eve and guide the grumpy miser through a redemptive and transformative journey towards friendship and love.  Hopeful, musical, and above all fun; our production has won three awards, including: BEST PLAY, BEST ENSEMBLE, and BEST DIRECTOR.

"A hopeful, musical, and above all, FUN production of this holiday classic."




Monday, October 9, 2017

reminder: "Every Brilliant Thing" Thur 10/12 at 7:30p

Portland Center Stage at The Armory
presents an interpreted performance of

By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
[video CC]


DATE & TIME: Thur, Oct 12th at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW 11th, Portland OR 97209
TICKETS: Order online with promo code SIGN
or call the Box Office 503-445-3700
INTERPRETER: Richard Hall

SUMMARY:
A kid makes a list for his mom. A list of everything worth living for in the world. He needs her to read the list so she doesn’t try to leave the world again. As the kid grows up and experiences more life, more love, and more loss, his list of every brilliant thing gets longer and more vital with each addition. Duncan Macmillan’s play shines hilarious and compassionate light in dark corners of the human condition, and the way in which the creators have constructed the performance is refreshingly theatrical. A reminder that hope is never truly lost, and a testament to the healing power of storytelling.


"Heart-wrenching, hilarious ... possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop." ???? —The Guardian


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Reminder: "Fun Home" and NWCT's "Amelia Earhart's first flight"

Reminder about two interpreted performances this week. Both are musicals and both are definitely worth attending!

First up is "Fun Home" at Portland Center Stage at the Armory. The show was almost completely sold out two days ago, so tickets may or may not still be available. But go if you can! 

Fun Home "
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Music by Jeanine Tesori



DATE & TIME: Thur. Oct. 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW 11th, Portland OR 97209
TICKETS: Online with code SIGN,  or call the Box Office at 503-445-3700
INTERPRETERS:  Dot Hearn, Jayodin Mosher, Dana Walls



The second show is "Amelia Earhart's First Flight" with The Starlings at NW Childrens' Theater and School. An entertaining show full of feathers and songs and you may learn a few things about women aviators.



DATE & TIME: Sat. 10/7/17  11:00 AM
LOCATION: 1819 NW Everett Street, Portland OR
TICKETS: Order online, select the pink seats!
INTERPRETERS: Carolyn Brockway and Dot Hearn




Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Every Brilliant Thing" - interpreted 10/12/17

Portland Center Stage at The Armory
presents
an interpreted performance of

By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

DATE & TIME: Thur, Oct 12th at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW 11th, Portland OR 97209
TICKETS: Order online with promo code SIGN
or call the Box Office 503-445-3700
INTERPRETER: Richard Hall

SUMMARY:
A kid makes a list for his mom. A list of everything worth living for in the world. He needs her to read the list so she doesn’t try to leave the world again. As the kid grows up and experiences more life, more love, and more loss, his list of every brilliant thing gets longer and more vital with each addition. Duncan Macmillan’s play shines hilarious and compassionate light in dark corners of the human condition, and the way in which the creators have constructed the performance is refreshingly theatrical. A reminder that hope is never truly lost, and a testament to the healing power of storytelling.


"Heart-wrenching, hilarious ... possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop." ???? —The Guardian